Streetwise Hebrew

Sorry, We’re Fully Booked

In Hebrew, ืžืœื means full, like how we feel after eating too many fries. So what does the phrase ืžื•ื“ื” ื‘ืคื” ืžืœื mean? Guy discusses the root ืž.ืœ.ื

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Have Any Plans for the Weekend?

What are your plans for the weekend? What are your plans for next year? Planning anything? Was this planned? Guy explains the Hebrew root ืช.ื›.ื  and how to say that something was unplanned.

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Market Forces and Super Powers

The Hebrew word ื›ื•ื— means power, strength, or energy. Other than the frequently used saying, ืื™ืŸ ืœื™ ื›ื•ื—, there are other words and expressions that we must cover, like โ€œsuper powers,โ€ โ€œevil forcesโ€ and โ€œgravityโ€

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An Infectious Laugh and Sticky Rice

How do we say the words โ€œcontagiousโ€ andย โ€œinfectโ€ in Hebrew, and how are they related to the Hebrew word for glue?

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Check Your Temperature!

The ืžื“ื—ื•ื could be our best friend or worst nightmare. For some, it determines whether they can go out or must stay quarantined. On this episode, Guy covers all you need to know about ืœืžื“ื•ื“ ื—ื•ื.

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If We’re Quarantined, Then Let’s Do It in Style

The Hebrew word ื‘ื™ื“ื•ื“, quarantine, will likely be the word of the year. So it’s only appropriate that Guy discuss its root, ื‘.ื“.ื“, and cover some of the Hebrew words derived from it, like isolation, insulation and solitude.

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Come On, โ€œFlowโ€ With Me Here

What does it mean when an Israeli says, ื–ืจื•ื ืื™ืชื™ (zrom iti), flow with me? And what is ื–ืจื ื”ื’ื•ืœืฃ? Guy goes with the flow and explains it all.

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Hamburgers & Configuration: Foreign Words in Hebrew

Whatโ€™s ืœืงื ืคื’ in Hebrew? Whatโ€™s ืœืกืžืก? And what do we Israelis mean when we ask you to give us your โ€˜mailโ€™? Guy explains what happens to foreign words when they start feeling comfortable in their new Israeli home.

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Dead Tired or Just a Bit Crazy?

Slang usage of the word ืงืจื•ืข (kaโ€™rua), literally meaning โ€˜tornโ€™, is fascinating because when someone says it about themselves, it means one thing, and when the same is said about them behind their back, it means something completely different. Guy explains.

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Improve Your Hebrew With These 4 Tools

Guy demonstrates how to use 4 valuable online tools he thinks every Hebrew learner should know.

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