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

Shall We Meet Earlier?

Believe it or not, we Israelis aren't always running late. Some of us even tend to arrive ahead of schedule. Yes, you read that right. We even have a special verb which means โ€˜to arrive ahead of timeโ€™

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I Got Promoted!

โ€œHey! Check out my Facebook page, and my Twitter, oh, and my TikTok account, and donโ€™t forget my Instagram page.โ€ In Hebrew this is called ืงื™ื“ื•ื ืขืฆืžื™, self promotion. Guy explains words and phrases related to promotion, all derived from the root ืง-ื“-ืž

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We’re Making Progress!

There's a fairly new Hebrew slang term out in the wild which means โ€œmove on!โ€ We Israelis say, ืชืชืงื“ื! The root ืงื“ืž in the binyan hitpael form will be the focus of today's episode

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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.