Streetwise Hebrew

It’s Complicated

Many things in life are complicated, including some people’s relationship status on Facebook. How do we say “it’s complicated” in Hebrew? And what saying do we use as something gets more and more complicated?

I Want to Improve My Hebrew

How do we say “I want to improve my Hebrew” in Hebrew? How about “improvements”? And what’s the connection to Shufersal, the popular Israeli supermarket chain? Guy explains on this episode of Streetwise Hebrew.

A Eurovision Victory

Israel has just won the Eurovision Song Contest thanks to Netta Barzilai and her incredible song “Toy.” Guy walks us through its Hebrew lyrics and reviews some of Israel’s past Eurovision winners.

Breaking It Down

What’s the Hebrew language connection between the following: a book chapter, devouring an entire pizza, and the Soviet Union’s breakup? Guy explains it all on this episode of Streetwise Hebrew.

Quiet Please!

Imagine this… you’re riding on a bus in Tel Aviv. Next to you is someone talking on their cellphone much too loud. How should you ask them to “keep it down”? Guy explains on this episode of Streetwise Hebrew.

Snatch Those Snacks!

This episode is about the root .ח.ט.פ, used in words like חטף (snatch), החטיף (beat up), and חטיף (snack). Why snacks? Guy explains this and more on today’s deliciously appetising episode of Streetwise Hebrew.

Check Your Connection

The root חב”ר is rich. It’s used in the Hebrew words for “composing”, “connecting”, “joining”, “adding”, and many more. In this episode, Guy explains this root and teaches us how to say the ever-important phrase, “I can’t connect to the internet.”

What a Pass!

‘Meser’ is defined as message or theme, as in the ‘meser’ of a story, or the main idea behind the text. But it also relates to text messages and to tradition. Guy explains this and more on today’s episode.

You Turn Me On!

The words daluk, nidlak, and lehadlik are all related to turning on electric devices. However, they could also mean ‘turn on’ in the sensual sense. To complicate things further, the word letadlek, from the same root, means to ‘refuel’ as well as slang for ‘to drink alcohol.’

What Do You Think?

“Lahshov” means to think, a crucial word with an important root. From “One could think” to “without thinking twice” and “think about it”, this episode teaches all the thought-related expressions you can, well, think of.