Streetwise Hebrew

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

‘Truth,’ emet, and its derivatives are found in all shapes and sizes in Hebrew. Host Guy Sharett teaches us some words and expressions with the alef-mem-tav root… we mean it! Be’emet!

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Learning Hebrew? It’s ‘Davka’ Easy!

The Hebrew word ‘davka’ does not have a direct translation in English. Sometimes it’s ‘actually,’ ie. ‘as opposed to what you might think.’

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To life, le-chayim!

Chayim, life, is a word that has a huge career in Hebrew, in Israeli slang and even across oceans and seas.

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Hebrew is to die for

The word ‘met’ means dying and the word ‘lamoot’ means to die. Today, Guy Sharett teaches us to use these words to mean ‘cool’ and ‘happy.’

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How do YOU like it?

Guy Sharett teaches some cool expressions, and shows how we say stuff like ‘for you’ and ‘to her.’ Plus a bonus tip: How to do the most Israeli ‘ch’ sound!

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I’m fed up with Hebrew… ‘Staaam’!

The word ‘stam’ can mean many things in Hebrew: ‘just like that,’ ‘just kidding,’ and much, much more.

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Time for your Hebrew class, ‘nachon’?

Today Guy Sharett teaches us how to use the word ‘nachon’ in different circumstances. Also, why we should never trust a ‘shin’ when we see one.

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“How YOU doin’?”

Israelis love to indulge in the circular “how-are-you-how’s-it-going-what’s-new” conversation chain, so it’s important to become proficient in this verbal dance.

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Streetwise texting: The Hebrew booty call

What’s happened to Hebrew-speaking romantics in these days of Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter? How do they convey their feelings in 140 characters?

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