‘Zayin’ (dick) is a word we hear a lot in Hebrew since it is included in many slang terms – many of which are not necessarily related to sex. Today we learn a few of these sayings and find out the connection between the term ‘friends with benefits’ and Austrian composer Franz Schubert.


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Words and expressions discussed:

Zayin โ€“ ื–ึทื™ึดืŸ

Koos โ€“ ื›ึผื•ึผืก

Ha-aretz mitpatachat kmo ha-zayin sheli โ€“ ื”ึธืึทืจึถืฅ ืžึดืชึฐืคึผึทืชึทึผื—ึทืช ื›ึผึฐืžื•ึน ื”ึทื–ึทึผื™ึดืŸ ืฉึถืœึดื™

Yezizoot – ื™ึฐื–ึดื™ื–ื•ึผืช

Yadid > yaziz โ€“ ื™ึธื“ึดื™ื“ > ื™ึธื–ึดื™ื–

Eize zayin โ€“ ืึตื™ื–ึถื” ื–ึทื™ึดืŸ

Eize zayin hu โ€“ื”ื•ึผื ืึตื™ื–ึถื” ื–ึทื™ึดืŸ

Ani sam zayin โ€“ ืึฒื ึดื™ ืฉึธื‚ื ื–ึทื™ึดืŸ

Lasim zayin โ€“ ืœึธืฉื‚ึดื™ื ื–ึทื™ึดืŸ

Ani lo sam alav zayin โ€“ ืึฒื ึดื™ ืœึนื ืฉื‚ึธื ืขึธืœึธื™ื• ื–ึทื™ึดืŸ

Al hazayin sheli โ€“ ืขึทืœ ื”ึทื–ึทึผื™ึดืŸ ืฉึถืœึดื™



Alef-bet โ€“ Naomi Shemer, lyrics

Franz Schubert – Gretchen am Spinnrade; Singer: Jessye Norman

Rami Kleinstein โ€“ Chutz mimech klum,ย lyrics

Johnny Blaze ft. Meli One & K7NG โ€“ Yedidim o yezizim

Yafti โ€“ Dvarim Muzari, lyrics

Ha-yehudim โ€“ Im kvar, lyricsย 

Hagar Dadon โ€“ Al ha-zayin sheli, lyrics


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