Streetwise Hebrew

Can You…?

How do you ask an Israeli to do something for you without sounding like a bossy-pants?

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Relationships are hard. Here are some Hebrew slang terms to express your undying love โ€” or lack thereof โ€” with your significant other.

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Beseder

The word beseder means okay, alright, and is one of the first words you learn in Hebrew. But where did it come from and what does it literally mean? And what’s the connection to the Ashdod Port?

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The imperative

Often the ‘real’ imperative of our language sounds archaic to us, so we use the future instead. Here’s a short manual to the Hebrew imperative.

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Darling

โ€‹How do we say darling or honey in Hebrew? And can we use kapara and motek for both male and female? Listen to our lovey dovey podcast.

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Saying it Twice

โ€‹Why do we sometimes repeat the same word twice in Hebrew? Mashu-mashu, gever-gever, for example. Today we’ll talk about reduplication in Hebrew and… about Belize.

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Service in Israel

The level of service in Israel can change from day to day, hour to hour. It depends on many factors, like the mood of the serving staff, life in the city, and other seemingly random factors. Guy explains.

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The X Factor in Hebrew

Yes, you can learn Hebrew from pop culture. StreetWise Hebrew looks at the language of Israeli reality TV.

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Zazim

In Hebrew, ื–ื–ื™ื (we’re making a move), ื–ื–ื ื• (we made a move), and ื ื–ื•ื– (we’ll make a move) are all used in the same way to say, โ€œyalla, let’s go.โ€ Guy explains.

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