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

Let It Simmer

What does the phrase ืชืŸ ืœื• ืœื”ืชื‘ืฉืœ mean? As Guy will explain, we can use the verb ืœื”ืชื‘ืฉืœ, which means to let something cook, not only when speaking about vegetables, but also about... people!


Home Cooking And Assisted Goals

The Hebrew word ื‘ื™ืฉื•ืœ means cooking, but it is also used on the football field and in police investigations. Interesting, right?


Transfer Me The Money

The Hebrew word ื”ืขื‘ืจื” (haโ€™avara) means a transfer of something or someone, usually from one place to another. The transfer could involve money, digital files, and evenโ€ฆ football players!


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.