Streetwise Hebrew

What’s Your ‘Matsav’?

‘Matsav’ means situation, state, or condition, but it can be used in lots of different idioms; Guy Sharett takes us through them all.

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StreetWise Hebrew: The 5 most popular episodes

We’ve put together the 5 most popular episodes of StreetWise Hebrew with Guy Sharett. Did your favorite episode make the list?

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Fine-tune your Hebrew with “be’etsem”

‘Be’etsem,’ which means ‘actually,’ is comprised of preposition ‘be’ -בְּ plus the word ‘etsem,’ which is an object, essence, or gist… but also a bone.

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Satisfying Your Hebrew Needs Since c. 2013

Today Guy Sharett teaches us all things ‘tsarich’ – ‘need.’ This root, צרכ, comes in many shapes and sizes…

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An hommage to Paris

This week, we dedicate the show to Paris and France, as a tribute to our Parisians friends who are going through a difficult phase.

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A spiritual journey through ‘ru’ach’

Ru’ach means wind or breeze, so you’ll hear it a lot on the weather forecast at this time of year. But it also means spirit, soul, or even ghost.

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Don’t you worry ’bout a thing!

When an Israeli tells you “al tid’ag,” or “don’t worry,” this is when you should probably start to worry.

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Ke’ilu: You really can use it, like, anywhere!

‘Ke’ilu’ is one of the words you hear most on the streets of Tel Aviv. It means ‘as if,’ but it’s used it in the same way as ‘kinda’ or ‘like’ in English.

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