Streetwise Hebrew

Accent and Pronunciation

 

 

Today, I’ll give you a few tips: how to improve your accent and pronunciation in Hebrew. There are many things you can do on your own, at home.

 

סחבק – Sahbak

 

 

What’s “sahbak”? In Arabic it means your friend, but what’s the meaning in Hebrew? And what’s sahbakiya? And there’s even a verb, lehistahbek. Press ‘play’ to find out.

Ata or At?

 

 

Hebrew’s default is masculine form. But what happens when a navigation application speaks to women as if they were guys?

Kvar

 

 

The word kvar, meaning “already,” has so many functions in modern Hebrew, that we decided to dedicate a whole episode to this wonder.

 

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Ima Polanyia

 

 

Polish mother or Jewish mother? What does Ima Polanyia mean in contemporary Hebrew?

 

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