Don’t Worry, I Have Connections

Having קשרים in Hebrew means knowing people (in the right places) who can help you get stuff done quickly and efficiently. The root קשר has many uses that you definitely need to know!

New Words and Expressions:

Kesher, ksharim – Connection, connections, knots, ties – קשר, קשרים

Le-kesher amiti – For a real relationship – לקשר אמיתי

At/a be-kesher karega – Are you in a relationship right now? – את/אתה בקשר כרגע

Kesher zoogi – Relationship – קשר זוגי

Ma ha-kesher – What’s the connection, what does it have to do with it? – מה הקשר

Be-kesher le – Regarding – בקשר ל-

Shalom ze bekesher la-dira – Hello, this is regarding the apartment – שלום זה בקשר לדירה

Shalom, ze bekesher la-modaa – Hi, I am calling about the ad – שלום, זה בקשר למודעה

Tihye bekesher – Be in touch! – תהיה בקשר

Likshor – To tie, to make a knot – לקשור

Likshor ksharim – To make connections – לקשור קשרים

Kashur beseret – Tied with a ribbon – קשור בסרט

Kashur elayich ba-neshama – Attached to you with my soul – קשור אליך בנשמה

Ze lo kashur – It’s not connected, it has nothing to do with it – זה לא קשור

Ma kashur – It has nothing to do with it – מה קשור

Lekasher ben – To connect between – לקשר בין 

Kishur – Liaison, connection, link – קישור

Tihye mekushar – Be connected – תהיה מקושר

Lehitkasher – To call someone on the phone or online – להתקשר

Tikshoret – Communication – תקשורת

Heksher – Context – הקשר

Be-eize heksher – In which context – באיזה הקשרZe lo kashur / Ma kashur / Ma hakesher – I don’t see the connection here – זה לא קשור, מה קשור, מה הקשר

Playlist and Clips:

Aya Korem – Yonatan Shapira (lyrics)

Nurit Galron – Ha-shir She-hu Shar Li Ba-geshem (lyrics)

David Broza – Sigaliot (lyrics)

Yishai Levy – Kashur Elayich (lyrics)

Ma kashur – Loco (lyrics)

Sarit Haddad – Merotz Ha-hayim (lyrics)

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