Fair warning: this episode is not for everybody. We’re talking about body fluids, especially ‘number 1’ in the bathroom. Hey, it’s important to know how to ask for a urine test, how to say ‘to hold it,’ and to say politely that you have an urgent need. If you’re uncomfortable hearing about bodily fluids and their organs, then feel free to skip this episode.

New Words and Expressions:

Pipi – Pee – פיפי

Sheten – Urine – שתן

Bdikat sheten – Urine test – בדיקת שתן

Shniya, ani osa pipi ve-az nedaber od – Just a sec, I am making “pipi” and then we’ll talk more – שנייה, אני עושה פיפי ואז נדבר עוד

Pipi rega, pipi shniya – I am going to the bathroom for a sec. – פיפי רגע, פיפי שנייה

Hafsakat pipi – Pipi break – הפסקת פיפי

La’atsor le-pipi – To stop for pipi – לעצור לפיפי

Pipi dahuf – Urgent “pipi” – פיפי דחוף

Yesh li pipi – I gotta pee – יש לי פיפי

Ze haya ma she-nikra ‘pipi’. Mats’hik be-teruf – This was what is called ‘pipi’. Insanely funny
– זה היה מה שנקרא ‘פיפי’. מצחיק בטירוף

“Pipi!” – Hilarious – “!פיפי”

Ko’ev li ha-pipi (Child language) – My x hurts – כואב לי ה”פיפי”

Pipi ve-lishon – Go to the bathroom and to bed – פיפי ולישון

Lehashtin – To urinate – להשתין

Ani holech lehashtin rega – I am going to take a leak – אני הולך להשתין רגע

Ani holechet la’asot pipi – I am going to pee – אני הולכת לעשות פיפי

Ani ma-ze tsarich/tsricha pipi – I really need to pee – אני מה-זה צריך/צריכה פיפי

Ani hayav/hayevet lehashtin – I must pee – אני חייב/חייבת להשתין

Ani tsarich (lalechet) la-sherutim – I need to go to the bathroom – אני צריך (ללכת) לשירותים

Lehit’apek – To restrain oneself/to “hold it” – להתאפק

Lehitpanot – To clear oneself, to evacuate oneself – להתפנות

Lefanot – To evacuate, to clear – לפנות

Slicha, efshar latset lehitpanot? – Excuse me, may I go to the bathroom? – סליחה, אפשר לצאת להתפנות?

Playlist and Clips:
Yossi Banai – Ma’azan Ha-ahavot (lyrics)
Georges Brassens – Le Pornographe
Shay Elbaz – Yesh Li Pipi Dahuf
Noa Kirel – Guy Pines’ show
Halutsei He-halal – Shan Dubi (lyrics)
Brihat Sheten – Klalit
Lehit’apek o lo lehit’apek?
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