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

Falafel 101: Your Guide to Ordering Falafel in Hebrew

Ordering falafel in Israel may seem simple. But when learning Hebrew, the many different options and the barrage of short and direct questions from the seller could make the whole experience a bit stressful. Today, Guy explains how to keep calm through the mayhem of an Israeli falafel stand at lunch time.


7 Tips That Will Improve Your Spoken Hebrew

Many podcast listeners have written to ask, โ€œHow can I improve my Hebrew?โ€ So on this episode, Guy provides 7 tips that will help anyone, from those highly proficient to those just getting started, improve their spoken Hebrew.


Surely You Know What I’m Referring To

The Hebrew word ื”ืจื™ (harei) is a tiny elusive word used to emphasize the words that follow it. Listen to the examples Guy prepared to help explain this somewhat fancy word.


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.