Don’t Let Your ‘Sucker’ Index Get Out of Control

There is one thing we Israelis dread above all: Being a ‘fraier’ – a ‘sucker.’ That’s why we have to stand firm, drive a hard bargain, suspect anyone who offers super cheap prices, and never take things for granted.

Guy Sharett teaches us about this crucial term, and we learn what the ‘fraieriyoot’ index is.

New Words and Expressions:

Fraier – Sucker – פראייר

Lihyot fraier – To be a sucker – להיות פראייר

Ata choshev sh’eani fraier – Do you think I am a sucker? – אתה חושב שאני פראייר

Yatsata fraier – You came out a sucker, you’ve been had – יצאת פראייר

“K’chi lach eize fraier” – Get yourself a sucker – קחי לך איזה פראייר

“Shlish me-hayalei ha-milu’im: anachnu fraierim” – One third of the army reserve soldiers say: we are suckers – שליש מחיילי המילואים: אנחנו פראיירים

“Ani diplomatit, ve-al tikre’u li frayerit” – I am a diplomat, and don’t call me a sucker – אני דיפלומטית, ואל תקראו לי פראיירית

“Yoter mi 250 elef israelim hifsiku lihyot frayerim” – More than 250 thousand Israelis stopped being suckers – יותר מ-250 אלף ישראלים הפסיקו להיות פראיירים

Anachnu betach lo fraierim – We surely can’t be suckers – אנחנו בטח לא פראיירים

“Fraierim lo metim, hem rak mitchalfim” – Suckers don’t die, they are just being replaced by new ones – פראיירים לא מתים, הם רק מתחלפים

“Madad ha-fraieriyoot sheli” – Index of how sucker I am – מדד הפראייריוּת שלי

Fraieriyoot – Suckerness – פראייריוּת

Playlist and Clips:

Bibi, yatsata fraier

Kfir Atiya – K’chi Lach Eize Fraier (lyrics)

Golan Telecom commercial

Ha-dag Nachash – Lo Fraierim (lyrics); Lyrics translated to EN

Ep. no. 48 about lehasik, hafsaka

Ep. no. 135 about latset

Ep. no. 265 about to exchange

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