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

What a Disappointment

There are times in life when we are left disappointed (meโ€™uchzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew. On this episode, Guy covers this special four letter root ืื›ื–ื‘ and checks Twitter to see what disappoints Israelis the most.

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Does It Come with a Side Dish?

Ok, so you know how to order schnitzel in an Israeli restaurant. But what about asking for an extra plate? For a non-spicy dish? Extra parsley? Or maybe you need to notify the kitchen of a food allergy.

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Making a Profit

The word revach ืจื•ื•ื— means profit, gain, benefit, and a few other things. You'll benefit greatly from learning the root ืจื•ื—, we promise.

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About the Host

Guy Sharett

Guy teaches Hebrew in the streets of Tel Aviv. He is a former journalist with Yedioth Ahronot and Channel 10, and has a B.A. in Hebrew Language and an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies. Guy speaks seven languages, including Arabic, Thai, and Indonesian. Guy is the founder of โ€œStreetWise Hebrew,โ€ where he teaches Hebrew and Israeli culture through graffiti, street signs, tombstone reading, and sewer covers.