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

Shoo! Get out of Here!

How do you say โ€œbuzz offโ€ or โ€œbeat itโ€ in Hebrew? And how might it relate to paying off your mortgage? Guy explains.

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Can You Hurry It Up? Quick!

Israelis need everything here and now, immediately. Preferably yesterday. That's why the Hebrew word ื–ืจื™ื– (zariz), quick or quickly, is constantly in use. This episode is a crash course (ืงื•ืจืก ืžื–ื•ืจื–) on the root ื–.ืจ.ื–.

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You Shouldn’t Steal

In Hebrew, ื’ื ื‘ (ganav) is a thief. Perhaps you already know its Yiddish pronunciation, ganef (ื’ืึทื ืขื•ื•). But there are other, more exciting words that belong to the Hebrew root ื’ื ื‘, including several slang uses. 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.