‘Yalla,’ let’s go!


One of the most used words in Israeli slang is actually from Arabic. Yalla is used to encourage someone to do something, but with the right intonation you can deliver an array of different notions. Yalla, press โ€˜play!โ€™

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Words and expressions discussed:

Yalla โ€“ ื™ึธืืœืœึธื”

Ya Allah โ€“ ื™ึธื ืึทืœืœึธื”

Yalla zazim โ€“ ื™ึธืืœืœึธื” ื–ึธื–ึดื™ื

Yalla lech ha-bayita Motti โ€“ ื™ึธืืœืœึธื” ืœึตืšึฐ ื”ื‘ึผึทื™ืชึธื” ืžื•ึนื˜ึดื™

Az yalla โ€“ ืึธื– ื™ึธืืœืœึธื”

Yalla beitar โ€“ ื™ึธืืœืœึธื” ื‘ึผึตื™ืชึธ”ืจ

Yalla-yalla โ€“ ื™ึธืืœืœึธื”-ื™ึธืืœืœึธื”

Tov, yalla bye โ€“ ื˜ื•ึนื‘, ื™ึธืืœืœึธื” ื‘ึผึทื™ื™

Tov, yalla mmmmmmbye โ€“ ื˜ื•ึนื‘, ื™ึธืืœืœึธื” ืžึฐืžึฐืžึฐืžึฐืžึฐ-ื‘ึผึทื™ื™



Nancy Ajram โ€“ Yalla

โ€œYalla Nowโ€ Pepsi ad, Arabic

Sarit hadad โ€“ Yalla Lech Ha-bayita Motiย (Lyrics here)

Lior Narkis โ€“ Az Yallaย (Lyrics here)

Ariel Horowitz โ€“ Yalla Byeย (Lyrics here)


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