Sometimes you need to ask a driver, or anyone really, “Could you stop here, please?”. Today we’ll learn how to say it in Hebrew, and we’ll also find out what it has to do with bowel movements.


Words and expressions discussed:

Lo otser be-adom – לֹא עוֹצֵר בְּאָדוֹם

Laatsor et hadmaot – לַעֲצוֹר אֶת הַדְּמָעוֹת

Laavod, laakov, laatsor – לַעֲבוֹד, לַעֲקוֹב, לַעֲצוֹר

Ata yachol laatsor po be-vakasha? – ?אַתָּה יָכוֹל לַעֲצוֹר פֹּה בְּבַקָּשָׁה

Taatsor li po be-vaksha – תַּעֲצוֹר לִי פֹּה בְּבַקָּשָׁה

Hizaher, yesh atsor ba-knisa – הִיזָהֵר, יֵשׁ “עֲצוֹר” בַּכְּנִיסָה

Atsira – עֲצִירָה

Atsira ba-derech – עֲצִירָה בַּדֶּרֶךְ

Atsirat gshamim – עֲצִירַת גְּשָׁמִים

Atsiroot kasha – עֲצִירוּת קָשָׁה

Otser – עוֹצֵר

Maatsar – מַעֲצָר

Ani menase lehamshich ve-nitkal be-maatsor – אֲנִי מְנַסֶּה לְהַמְשִׁיךְ וְנִתְקָל בְּמַעֲצוֹר



Shalom Chanoch – Lo otser be-adom (Lyrics here) 

Ofra Haza – Le-orech ha-yam (Lyrics here)

Oshik Levy – Zichron Ya’akov (Lyrics here)

Bar Tzabari – Shuv (Lyrics here)


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