Streetwise Hebrew

Hebrew is to die for

The word ‘met’ means dying and the word ‘lamoot’ means to die. Today, Guy Sharett teaches us to use these words to mean ‘cool’ and ‘happy.’

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How do YOU like it?

Guy Sharett teaches some cool expressions, and shows how we say stuff like ‘for you’ and ‘to her.’ Plus a bonus tip: How to do the most Israeli ‘ch’ sound!

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I’m fed up with Hebrew… ‘Staaam’!

The word ‘stam’ can mean many things in Hebrew: ‘just like that,’ ‘just kidding,’ and much, much more.

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Time for your Hebrew class, ‘nachon’?

Today Guy Sharett teaches us how to use the word ‘nachon’ in different circumstances. Also, why we should never trust a ‘shin’ when we see one.

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“How YOU doin’?”

Israelis love to indulge in the circular “how-are-you-how’s-it-going-what’s-new” conversation chain, so it’s important to become proficient in this verbal dance.

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Streetwise texting: The Hebrew booty call

What’s happened to Hebrew-speaking romantics in these days of Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter? How do they convey their feelings in 140 characters?

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Land of the setting sun

Guy Sharett takes us through the root of the word erev (‘evening’), and explains what it’s got to do with ‘the West.’

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Beauty Kings and Queens

Yaffe means ‘beautiful,’ but the noun yofi – ‘beauty’ – is used in Modern Hebrew to mean ‘Great!’

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How a Peruvian interpreter goes about learning Hebrew

Guy Sharett is joined in the studio by Grego Villalobos, an interpreter for the European Institutions in Brussels, and an avid Streetwise Hebrew listener.

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