Streetwise Hebrew

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 shows 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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‘Be Well’ and Other Sign-Offs

Tihye bari means “be well”. When do we use it, and what are the other ways to sign off a message in Hebrew?

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