A bite-size podcast showcasing modern Hebrew and its slang. Host Guy Sharett explains what we can learn about Israeli psyche, society, and culture through the Hebrew language.

โ€œThis Hebrew language podcast is hands-down the best of any language podcast and perhaps the most entertaining of all the Podcasts with which I'm familiar. Guy is the consummate teacher and storyteller.โ€
โ€” JS
โ€œThere is really no place to learn the nuances and slang of modern hebrew better than this podcast. Not even your best friend could explain better than streetwise with his amazing cultural references from music and tv. Anyone curious and certainly for all Olim this should be required curriculum.โ€
โ€” Bmiron
โ€œGuy really understands how people actually learn languages. His podcast is always a highlight of my week. It really makes me feel like I'm part of a community of people all over the world learning this beautiful, intriguing, difficult language.โ€
โ€” AL

Recent Episodes

Check Your Temperature!

The ืžื“ื—ื•ื could be our best friend or worst nightmare. For some, it determines whether they can go out or must stay quarantined. On this episode, Guy covers all you need to know about ืœืžื“ื•ื“ ื—ื•ื.

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If We’re Quarantined, Then Let’s Do It in Style

The Hebrew word ื‘ื™ื“ื•ื“, quarantine, will likely be the word of the year. So it's only appropriate that Guy discuss its root, ื‘.ื“.ื“, and cover some of the Hebrew words derived from it, like isolation, insulation and solitude.

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Come On, โ€œFlowโ€ With Me Here

What does it mean when an Israeli says, ื–ืจื•ื ืื™ืชื™ (zrom iti), flow with me? And what is ื–ืจื ื”ื’ื•ืœืฃ? Guy goes with the flow and explains it all.

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About the Host

Guy Sharett

Guy Sharett, originally from Ashdod, Israel, has always loved languages. Today he teaches Hebrew in the Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. He has a B.A in Hebrew Language from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an M.A in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of London. Guy speaks seven languages, including Arabic, Thai, Indonesian and Italian, loves travelling, aviation and singing.