Streetwise Hebrew

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!

‘It’s not you, it’s me’: Non-committal Hebrew

Guy Sharett takes us through how to say in Hebrew those non-committal phrases we all rely on from time to time.

Going, going, gone

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

How to dump someone in Hebrew

Guy Sharett explains how we use the root ‘zrk’ (‘throw’) in Hebrew.

‘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!

Sex Words in Modern Hebrew

The Hebrew language lay dormant for a very long while. When it reemerged from its slumber, we Israelis found ourselves without the right words for all things relating to sex. Just how serious is this problem? Quite serious. Guy explains.

The Hebrew “-oosh” suffix

Ever wondered what that “-oosh” on the end of Hebrew words is for?

‘Be Well’ and Other Sign-Offs

Guy Sharett tells us how to sign off our emails like a native.


Sometimes you need to ask a driver, or anyone really, “Could you stop here, please?” Today we’ll learn how to say it in Hebrew, and we’ll also find out what it has to do with bowel movements.

What’s the ‘biggest’ word in Hebrew?

Gadol, ‘big,’ and its root, g.d.l, have made a huge career in written and spoken Hebrew. Let’s meet the family today; from mustaches and fast food chains, to towers and plastic surgery.