Streetwise Hebrew

Sorry Isn’t the Hardest Word

We Israelis may not be the most polite people in the world, but from time to time even we say “I’m sorry” and “excuse me.” How do you say it in Hebrew?

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Bro, How Do You Say “Dude” in Hebrew?

You’ll hear ‘achi’ (‘brother’) on the street all the time, but in which contexts should you use it? Can women use it? Guy Sharett explains.

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Sex Words 2: Zayin

Guy teaches us more naughty words and reveals the unlikely connection between ‘friends with benefits’ and the Austrian composer Franz Schubert.

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How to talk ‘ceasefire’ in Hebrew

Guy Sharett introduces us to the ‘P.S.K’ root, where we get the word ‘hafsaka’ (break) and, of course, the Hebrew word for ‘ceasefire.’

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Our missile-protected room is called Mamad. What does it stand for?

Mamad is a protected room we Israelis got intimately familiar with during the operation in Gaza. What does it stand for? And we analyze the Hamas Hebrew propaganda song!

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Going, Going, Gone

Guy Sharett shows us how to make the most of the word ‘holech’ – ‘to go’ in Hebrew, and so much more

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‘Yalla,’ Let’s Go!

We look at the Arabic word ‘yalla,’ one of the most popular words in Israeli slang. Come on, you know you want to!

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