Cursing* drivers is a national sport in Israel. Here are a few words and phrases you can use the next time someone cuts you off.

* Streetwise Hebrew will not be responsible or liable for any misuse of idioms, words, verbs or adjectives mentioned in this show.

โ€‹New Words and Expressions:

Helโ€™at ha-min ha-enoshi – Scum of the human race – ื—ืœืืช ื”ืžื™ืŸ ื”ืื ื•ืฉื™

Evil mashrish – Stupid person – ืื•ื•ื™ืœ ืžืฉืจื™ืฉ

Ben zona – Son of a bitch – ื‘ืŸ ื–ื•ื ื”

Bat zona – Daughter of a bitch – ื‘ืช ื–ื•ื ื”

Mashu ben zona – A helluva thing – ืžืฉื• ื‘ื ื–ื•ื ื”

Maniak – Bastard – ืžื ื™ืืง

โ€œHaiyti manyak ve-lo yadati she-ani manyakโ€ – I was really a bastard, and I didnโ€™t know that I was a bastard – ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ืžื ื™ืืง ื•ืœื ื™ื“ืขืชื™ ืฉืื ื™ ืžื ื™ืืง

Ya Tamer – Hey Tamer – ื™ื ืชืืžืจ

Ya maniak – You bastard – ื™ื ืžื ื™ืืง

Ya ben zona – You son of a bitch – ื™ื ื‘ืŸ ื–ื•ื ื”

Chatichat, chatchat – A piece ofโ€ฆ – ื—ืชื™ื›ืช, ื—ืชโ€™ื›ืช

Chatโ€™chat efes (chatichat efes) – You piece of nobody – ื—ืชโ€™ื›ืช ืืคืก, ื—ืชื™ื›ืช ืืคืก

Imaโ€™shcha (Ima shelcha) – Your mother – ืืžืืฉโ€™ืš, ืืžื ืฉืœืš

โ€‹Playlist and Clips:

Natan Zehavi

Ha-tayarim โ€“ Imashโ€™cha (lyrics)

Oum Kalthoum โ€“ Alf Leila

Shotei Ha-Nevuโ€™a โ€“ Hayiti Manyak (lyrics)

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