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Coffee culture is everywhere in Israel. How do you ask for a cappuccino to go, the Tel-Avivi way? And what’s hafuch dal? A short Hebrew manual for all you coffeeholics.

 

Words and expressions discussed:

Ani shoté kafé shachor – אֲנִי שוֹתֶה קָפֶה שָחוֹר

Kafé turki – קָפֶה טוּרקִי

Hi biksha kafé hafuch – הִיא בִּיקשָה קָפֶה הָפוּךְ

Kafé botz – קָפֶה בּוֹץ

Kafé namés – קָפֶה נָמֵס

Ta’ase li kafé, ta’asi li kafé – תַּעֲשֶה לִי קָפֶה, תַּעֲשִי לִי קָפֶה

Kafé im chalav, kafe bli chalav – קָפֶה עִם חָלָב, קָפֶה בְּלִי חָלָב

Kafé im chalav dal shuman – קָפֶה עִם חָלָב דָּל שוּמָן

Hafuch im ketsef, bli ketsef – הָפוּךְ עִם קֶצֶף, בְּלִי קֶצֶף

Kafé im hel – קָפֶה עִם הֵל

Efshar hafuch? – אֶפְשָר הָפוּךְ?

Lashevet o lakachat – לָשֶבֶת אוֹ לָקַחַת?

Kafé turki, bediyuk ma she’ata tsarich – קָפֶה טוּרְקִי, בְּדִיוּק מָה שֶאָתָה צָרִיךְ

 

Music: 

Kafé etsel Berta – Ha-neshamot ha-tehorot (Lyrics here.)

Ahava be-sof ha-kayits – Zvika Pick (Lyrics here.)

Kafé turki, Arik Einstein (Lyrics here.)

Hebrew coffee commercial

 

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Photo by Zipa Kempinsky

 

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