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.

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“This 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.”
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“There 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.”
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“Guy 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.”

Recent Episodes

Marching Forward

The word לצעוד means to march. But it can also mean to walk or to advance. No wonder politicians love this verb!

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Step By Step

Tens of thousands marched in this year's מצעד הגאווה, gay pride parade, in Tel Aviv, which gave us a good excuse to talk about the Hebrew word מצעד and its root צ.ע.ד

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Don’t Bother Me

The word מפריע means ‘bother’, and is used in polite sentences like, “סורי אם אני מפריע”. But politeness is not what you'll find when searching for מפריע on Twitter. Guy explains

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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.