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

That Date Was Somewhat Successful

The Hebrew dictionary says that ืžื•ืฆืœื— means โ€œsuccessful, accomplished.โ€ But as Guy explains, ืžื•ืฆืœื— has some interesting nuanced uses that you really should discover

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I Am Sure Youโ€™ll Succeed

The word ืœื”ืฆืœื™ื— means to succeed, but there's much more to it than just that. In past tense, we use ื”ืฆืœื™ื— to compliment a baker on their delicious cake, the owner of a well-behaved dog and even a parent whose child is a sweetheart

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Would You Turn On the Air Con?

Nothing pairs better with a hot and humid Israeli summer than ืžื–ื’ืŸ. So what should we say to the taxi driver who's got all the windows rolled down? And why did the temperature in our trains make national headlines?

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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.