Streetwise Hebrew

That Date Was Somewhat Successful

The Hebrew dictionary says that ืžื•ืฆืœื— means โ€œsuccessful, accomplished.โ€ But as Guy explains, ืžื•ืฆืœื— has some interesting nuanced uses that you really should discover

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I Am Sure Youโ€™ll Succeed

The word ืœื”ืฆืœื™ื— means to succeed, but there’s much more to it than just that. In past tense, we use ื”ืฆืœื™ื— to compliment a baker on their delicious cake, the owner of a well-behaved dog and even a parent whose child is a sweetheart

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Would You Turn On the Air Con?

Nothing pairs better with a hot and humid Israeli summer than ืžื–ื’ืŸ. So what should we say to the taxi driver who’s got all the windows rolled down? And why did the temperature in our trains make national headlines?

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Let It Simmer

What does the phrase ืชืŸ ืœื• ืœื”ืชื‘ืฉืœ mean? As Guy will explain, we can use the verb ืœื”ืชื‘ืฉืœ, which means to let something cook, not only when speaking about vegetables, but also about… people!

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Home Cooking And Assisted Goals

The Hebrew word ื‘ื™ืฉื•ืœ means cooking, but it is also used on the football field and in police investigations. Interesting, right?

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Transfer Me The Money

The Hebrew word ื”ืขื‘ืจื” (haโ€™avara) means a transfer of something or someone, usually from one place to another. The transfer could involve money, digital files, and evenโ€ฆ football players!

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Please Pass the Salad

The Hebrew word ืœื”ืขื‘ื™ืจ is a verb we use a lot. It helps us pass our fare in the ืžื•ื ื™ืช ืฉื™ืจื•ืช, forward emails, transfer money, and even nudge our significant other to change the TV channel

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Your Time Is Up!

We pick up from where we last left off with the Hebrew root ืข.ื‘.ืจ. And in this episode, we focus on verbs from binyan paal

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Transitions and Crosswalks

There is a lot of ground to cover with the Hebrew root ืข.ื‘.ืจ., so we will dedicate the next few episodes to it. This episode is all about its nouns

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Who’s To Blame?

After the terrible tragedy in Har Meron, public calls to find those responsible, ื”ืืฉืžื™ื, grow louder. In order to better understand what’s going on in Israeli media, Guy felt it was necessary to cover the shoresh ืืฉืž

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