Streetwise Hebrew

Sex Words 2: Zayin

Guy Sharett teaches us more naughty words and reveals the unlikely connection between ‘friends with benefits’ and 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 tells 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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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.

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