Streetwise Hebrew

Combating the Evil Eye

In Hebrew, עין הרע means the Evil Eye. On this episode, Guy explains the word רע and also discusses the campaign to rid our society of nasty gossip

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Who’s A Good Girl?

The Hebrew word טוב means good. How would we use טוב when speaking to a well-behaving female dog? How about a male dog? The difference, as it turns out, is more than just changing the feminine/masculine form

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Approve My Friend Request

The Hebrew word אישור can mean to “green light” a new project. So what does a friend request on social media have to do with it? Guy explains

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“I Didn’t Do Nothing!”

Does it make sense to dedicate an entire podcast episode to… nothing? Yes, yes it does! The word כלום, which means “nothing,” often comes in the form of a double negative. Guy explains

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Going After Tax Evaders

Every so often, Israeli tax authorities launch a public campaign targeting tax evaders. So how do we say evaders, evade, evasion, in Hebrew? Guy explains

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Just Ignore It

The word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing.’ In hitpael the meaning becomes ‘to ignore,’ useful when you need to ignore someone, some thing, or more specifically in our case, dogs

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Anyone Seen My Keys? They’ve Disappeared!

The Hebrew word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing,’ and in order to use it in different contexts, you’ll need to know how to conjugate it. Also, what can science tell us about creating a real cloak of invisibility?

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Did I Tell You Where I’m Traveling to This Summer?

The Hebrew word נסיעה (a ride/drive/trip) comes in handy in a country like Israel, where it often seems like everyone’s away on a trip or are planning their next one

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The Spiritually Enlightened

Have you been to an inner-child workshop? If not, I think the universe is trying to tell you something. How does the new age lingo of spiritual enlightenment sound in Hebrew?

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Stairway to Heaven

These days, it seems as if everything is measured by ratings and rankings. So how do we rank something in Hebrew? Guy explains the root דרג which includes within it the Hebrew words for army rank, escalators and the highest echelons

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