A gay couple at a mock wedding organized by the Israel's Meretz party. Photo by Amir Levy/FLASH90

Gay marriage is new to the world, and Hebrew, a gender-based language, has to face the music and find new ways to talk about it. On this episode, Guy talks about an email from a married gay listener.

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Words and expressions discussed:

Lahatab – LGBT – ืœื”ื˜โ€ื‘ – ืœืกื‘ื™ื•ืช, ื”ื•ืžื•ืื™ื, ื˜ืจื ืก, ื‘ื™
Zeh ishi – This is my man – ื–ื” ืื™ืฉื™
Zeh ba’ali – This is my husband – ื–ื” ื‘ืขืœื™
Zeh ben hazug sheli / Ze haben-zug sheli – ื–ื” ื‘ืŸ ื”ื–ื•ื’ ืฉืœื™ / ื–ื” ื”ื‘ื ื–ื•ื’ ืฉืœื™
U-ma im baโ€™ala yodโ€™ea – And what if her husband knows – ื•ืžื” ืื ื‘ืขืœื” ื™ื•ื“ืข
Baโ€™al – Husband, owner – ื‘ืขืœ
Ba’al ha-bait (Balabayit) – Landlord, business owner, boss – ื‘ืขืœ ื”ื‘ื™ืช
Ba’ali – My husband – ื‘ืขืœื™
Liv’ol – To have intercourse with someone – ืœื‘ืขื•ืœ
Be’ila – Intercourse – ื‘ืขื™ืœื”
Bba’alo – His husband – ื‘ืขืœื•
Ishta – Her wife – ืื™ืฉืชื”
Efshar ledaber im ha-balabayit? – May I speak to the owner? – ืืคืฉืจ ืœื“ื‘ืจ ืขื ื”ื‘ืขืœื‘ื™ืช
Baโ€™al ha-bayit hishtageโ€™a – The landlord became crazy – ื‘ืขืœ ื”ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืฉืชื’ืข
Baโ€™al hayim – Animal – ื‘ืขืœ ื—ื™ื™ื
Baโ€™aley hayim – Animals – ื‘ืขืœื™ ื—ื™ื™ื, ื‘ืขโ€ื—
Beโ€™alim – Owner (also: husbands) – ื‘ืขืœื™ื
Ata ha-beโ€™alim – You are the owner – ืืชื” ื”ื‘ืขืœื™ื
Efo ha-be’alim? – Where is the owner/Where are the owners? -ืื™ืคื” ื”ื‘ืขืœื™ื?
Efo ha-ba’al? – Where is the husband? – ืื™ืคื” ื”ื‘ืขืœ?
Az kach baโ€™alut al ha-neches shelcha – So take ownership of your asset – ืื– ืงื— ื‘ืขืœื•ึผืช ืขืœ ื”ื ื›ืก ืฉืœืš
Ba’alut – Ownership – ื‘ืขืœื•ึผืช
Lakachat baโ€™alut – To take ownership – ืœืงื—ืช ื‘ืขืœื•ึผืช

Playlist:
David Broza – Sigaliyot (lyrics)
Omer Adam – Wai Li (lyrics)
Eden Ben Zaken – Ba Li Od (lyrics)
Animals (ba’aley hayim) for kids
Manual for home ownership (baโ€™alut)

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