Pick Up After Your Dog With “Tarimu”

The Tel Aviv municipality launched a new campaign to encourage people to pick up after their dogs. ‘Tarimu’ means ‘pick up’, imperative, plural. But it has another meaning in Tel Avivi gay lingo. Guy explains.

New words and expressions:
Merimim et ha-yadayim gavoha la-shamayim – Raising their hands up to the sky – מרימים את הידיים, גבוה לשמיים
Leharim – To pick up, to lift – להרים
Tarimu – Pick up (imp., pl.) – תרימו
Ya’chti – Hey sister (Ar.) – יא’חתי
Im anachnu holchot achshav ba-mits’ad – If we’re walking right now in the parade – אם אנחנו הולכות עכשיו במצעד
Ve-yesh eize mishehi kacha yabsha – And there’s this girl who’s a bit ‘dry’, idle – ויש איזה מישהי ככה יאבשה
Tagidi la ‘yachti, tarimi’ – Tell her ‘sister, lift it up’ – תגידי לה “יאח’תי, תרימי’
Leharim et matsav ha-ruach – To lift up the mood – להרים את מצב הרוח
Ucht’ch tarimi – Sister, lift it up – אוחץ’ תרימי
Tel Aviv, ir merima – Tel Aviv, a city which picks up – תל אביב, עיר מרימה
Ani kapai arima – I’ll lift up my hands (arch.)- אני כפיי ארימה
Ani arim et ha-yadaim – I will lift my hands (mod.) – אני ארים את הידיים
Ani heramti yadayim – I gave up – אני הרמתי ידיים
Lehitromem – To rise up – להתרומם
Mitromemet – She is getting up – מתרוממת
Tsipor mitromemet la’uf – A bird is getting up to fly – ציפור מתרוממת לעוף
Mitromem – He is getting up; Gay (derog.) – מתרומם
Harama – Lifting – הרמה
Harama le-hanchata – “Setting up for going down” – הרמה להנחתה
Leharim le-hanchata – “To set up for someone” – להרים להנחתה
Heramta li le-hanchata – You totally set that up for me – הרמת לי להנחתה
Rama – Height, level – רמה
Ramat Ha-golan – Golan Heights – רמת הגולן
Ramat ha-ivrit shelcha – The level of your Hebrew – רמת העברית שלך
Tat rama – Sub-standard; Of poor quality, horrible – תת-רמה
Tat-tarbut – Subculture – תת-תרבות

Playlist and clips:
Shotei Ha-nevu’a – Ha-yeladim Koftsim (lyrics)
Adir Bublil – Tarimu
Golstar reality TV show
Tarimu Campaign
Ilanit – Shana Tova (lyrics)
Shiri Maimon – Kvar Lo Shelcha (lyrics)
Yehudit Ravitz – Derech Ha-meshi (lyrics)
Mabat – Siyur be-ramat ha-golan
Hayom ha-ze – Tat rama

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