Streetwise Hebrew

Last Boarding Call for Flight #303 to Hebrewville

In this episode, Guy covers the different words and meanings derived from the root ืง.ืจ.ื, like how to say, โ€œCall an ambulanceโ€, โ€œLetโ€™s call a spade a spade,โ€ and perhaps the most useful sentence of all, โ€œLet me read to you the text he sent me.โ€

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My Condolences To You And Your Family

In Hebrew, ื ื—ืžื” means consolation, comfort. Itโ€™s also a womanโ€™s name. The difference comes down to pronunciation. Today Guy explains how to give your condolences and how to jokingly comfort a friend who was delivered a cold pizza.

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Did You Just Cancel on Me?

For the first time in its history, the Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled, all because the Coronavirus. How do we say โ€œto cancelโ€ in Hebrew, in the present? How about in the past? And what army radio comm talk breached the divide and made its way to civilian slang?

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300th Episode Special! Hebrew Bloopers From Around the World

Join us in celebrating our 300th episode with the best ืคืกืคื•ืกื™ื, bloopers, by Hebrew learners around the world.

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Workers Needed!

When job hunting, the Hebrew word ื“ืจื•ืฉื™ื, wanted, is what you’ll find written on job ads. Guy also talks about a slang term that, well, doesn’t hold anything back. A real hitter, one could say.

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We’ve All Got Our Limits

The word ื’ื‘ื•ืœ means border, boundary and limit. Its root provides us words like restrictions, limitations, and disabilities. So how would we say, โ€œthis offer is available for a limited time onlyโ€? Guy explains.

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Pronouns in Hebrew

Using pronouns in conversation is easy when speaking our mother tongue. But in Hebrew, it might be more difficult. Guy explains the mechanism of Hebrew pronouns which, in turn, will help you sound more natural and casual.

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Practice Those Exercises

In Hebrew, ืชืจื’ื™ืœ means an exercise. This episode includes many ืชืจื’ื™ืœื™ื, of all kinds. Guy also explains the difference between ืœึฐ and ืœึท

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Getting Personal with Hebrew’s Impersonal

โ€˜Eich omrimโ€™ means โ€˜how do you say.โ€™ Today Guy explains the impersonal in Hebrew. What linguistic tools do we have to say generic things about everybody and anyone?

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A Gazillion Stuffed Eggplants

This is the second episode on the Hebrew word ืžืœื. Derived from it is the slang word ืžืœืื ืชืœืคื™ื (malantalafim). What does it mean and how do we say โ€œa stuffed eggplantโ€?

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