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

Why Are They Allowed?

Israelis google lots of questions with the word מותר. To whom are they turning for answers? Doctors, experts, rabbis and others knowledgeable people. They want to know what’s allowed and what’s forbidden

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I Can Imagine

The word לתאר means “to describe” as well as “to imagine.” Guy explains how to use this verb and teaches a slang term to use when rolling your eyes at someone

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It’s Just Awful

A listener wrote asking, “what can we say in Hebrew when we see the horrendous footage from Ukraine?” Guy explains some of the words and phrases we can use, and what to say when we are left speechless

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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.