Streetwise Hebrew




‘Tsohorayim’ is noon time. But what do Israelis mean by “call me sometime ba-tsohorayim?” And when is ‘achar ha-tsohorayim?’


The ending song: יעל לוי – תמונה


Politeness in Hebrew



Politeness in Hebrew – People say that Israelis can sometimes be rude when speaking. Or are we simply too direct? Contrary to common belief, we do have ways to be courteous in modern Hebrew. Want to know how? Bevakasha!

The ending song: שקט בבקשה – להקת פיקוד הצפון





What Hebrew language teachings can we pick up from documentary TV series “Mishpachot,” by the Heymann Brothers? The series is composed of five Israeli families who utilize many different layers of the language.


Accent and Pronunciation



Today, I’ll give you a few tips: how to improve your accent and pronunciation in Hebrew. There are many things you can do on your own, at home.


סחבק – Sahbak



What’s “sahbak”? In Arabic it means your friend, but what’s the meaning in Hebrew? And what’s sahbakiya? And there’s even a verb, lehistahbek. Press ‘play’ to find out.

Ata or At?



Hebrew’s default is masculine form. But what happens when a navigation application speaks to women as if they were guys?




The word kvar, meaning “already,” has so many functions in modern Hebrew, that we decided to dedicate a whole episode to this wonder.


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Ima Polanyia



Polish mother or Jewish mother? What does Ima Polanyia mean in contemporary Hebrew?


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