Streetwise Hebrew

Ata or At?

 

 

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

Kvar

 

 

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?