Streetwise Hebrew

Don’t Scare Me Like That!

How would we say, โ€œyou really scared me,โ€ in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward? This week, Guy doesn’t share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root ืคื—ื“ and its many words and phrases.

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Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

So you’re on summer holiday. Do you stay at a hotel or go for a house swap? Will you exchange currency? Who is filling in for you at work while you’re gone? The Hebrew root ื—ืœืค is the focus of this week’s episode.

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What a Disappointment

There are times in life when we are left disappointed (meโ€™uchzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew. On this episode, Guy covers this special four letter root ืื›ื–ื‘ and checks Twitter to see what disappoints Israelis the most.

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Does It Come with a Side Dish?

Ok, so you know how to order schnitzel in an Israeli restaurant. But what about asking for an extra plate? For a non-spicy dish? Extra parsley? Or maybe you need to notify the kitchen of a food allergy.

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Making a Profit

The word revach ืจื•ื•ื— means profit, gain, benefit, and a few other things. You’ll benefit greatly from learning the root ืจื•ื—, we promise.

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Mm Hm, That’s Exactly Right

How do we agree with someone in Hebrew? How do we say, I hear you, totally, yeah, right, spot on, exactly?

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This Cake Is โ€œEnd of the Roadโ€

In Hebrew, ืกื•ืฃ ืกื•ืฃ (sof-sof) means at last. Sof-sof can also mean finally, but not in all situations. Confusing, right? And how would we say final and infinite in Hebrew, which are derived from the word ืกื•ืฃ, end?

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Shalom Stranger

How do we greet a stranger in the elevator, in Hebrew? How about a neighbor from our building? Could we perhaps just look down and not say anything at all? Guy presents a concise guide to Israeli elevator etiquette 101.

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Hold on Tight and Don’t Let Go

Letting go of someone or something can be a difficult thing to do. How do we let it all go, in Hebrew? Guy explains.

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The City That Never Stops

Guy noticed that even his most advanced students have problems with the Hebrew words for city, town, and municipality, so he decided to dedicate this episode to these words, once and for all.

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