How do you say ‘about 30 people’ in Hebrew? How about ‘around the 7th or the 8th’? He’s about 50-60 year old? Today Guy talks about around, about, 8-ish and more.

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Words and expressions discussed:
Haya od or, hamesh be’erech – It was still light, it was about five – היה עוד אור, חמש בערך
Erech, arachim – Value, values – ערך
Be’erech assara, esrim – About 10-20 – בערך עשרה
Be’erech be-emtsa November – Around mid November – בערך באמצע נובמבר
Ha’aracha – Estimation – הערכה
Ze yihye ba-shvi’i o ba-shmini – It’s going to be on the 7th or 8th – זה יהיה בשביעי או בשמיני
Ha’aracha sheli – My estimation – הערכה שלי
Ani ma’arich/a – I estimate – אני מעריך/מעריכה
Kashe li lehaarich – It’s hard for me to estimate – קשה לי להעריך
Leha’arich – To estimate, appreciate and evaluate – להעריך
Be-svivot – Around – בסביבות
Be-ezor – Around – באזור
Besvivot shesh – Around 6pm – בסביבות שש
Be-ezor shesh-sheva – Six-sevenish – באזור שש-שבע
O mashehu (mashu) kaze – Or something like that – או משהו כזה
Az be-shmone? Ken, mashu kaze – So at eight? yes, something like that – אז בשמונה? כן, משהו כזה
Kama ze ya’ale li? Mashehu kmo alpayim – Something like two thousands – כמה זה יעלה לי? משהו כמו 2000
Ben kama hu? 20 kaze – How old is he? Around twenty – בן כמה הוא? 20 כזה
Matai lavo? Shmone tesha kaze – When should I come? Eight nine-ish – מתי לבוא? שמונה-תשע כזה
Tavi eize shnei kilo. – Get around 2 kg. – תביא איזה שני ק”ג
Hayu sham eize matayim ish – There were like 200 people there – היו שם איזה מאתיים איש
Ulay eize matayim – Maybe about 200 – אולי איזה מאתיים
Kacha hi ba-emtsa – She’s kinda in the middle – ככה היא באמצע
Kama kufsa’ot ata rotse? Tavi kacha 20 – How many boxes do you want? Why won’t you get about 20 – כמה קופסאות אתה רוצה? תביא ככה 20
Tavi 20 kacha – Get around 20 – תביא 20 ככה
Nire li (Nirali) – It seems to me – נראה לי
Hamishim-shishim nirali – 50-60 it seems to me – חמישים-שישים נראה לי
Nirali hamishim-shishim – It seems to me 50-60 – נראה לי חמישים-שישים
Ani lo yode’a / Ani yode’a? – I don’t know (m.) / How would I know? – אני לא יודע / אני יודע?
Ani lo yoda’at / Ani yoda’at? – I don’t know (f.) – אני לא יודעת / אני יודעת?
Ani hoshev / hoshevet – I think – אני חושב / חושבת

Playlist and clips:
Shlomo Artzi – Kmo Az (lyrics)
Arutz ha-knesset – Interview with MK Avi Gabai
Teapacks – Od Shabbat (lyrics)
Kaveret – Kacha Hi Ba-emtsa (lyrics)
Rotem Cohen – Ani Yode’a (lyrics)

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