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

I’m Warning You!

The words להזהיר and אזהרה are used to warn someone of something or someone. We have many expressions with אזהרה, including the saying, רְאו הוזהרתם

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Be Careful!

How would you warn a friend who is about to be hit by an electric bike speeding on the sidewalk? We would shout, !זהירות

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Show Me the Money

How could it be that we still didn't dedicate an entire episode to the Hebrew word כסף, money? Let's correct that wrong. Guy explains the slangy term for someone who is “loaded” with cash, and will also teach a special 'blessing' directed towards someone who stole from us

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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.