People sit in a bar and restaurant at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem on August 26, 2013. Photo by / Flash90

How do you say Thai food in Hebrew? How about “I don’t eat coriander?” This episode is a feast of tasty eating-related words and phrases.

New words and expressions:
Ochel – Food – אוכל
Ochel, kadima, ochel – Food, let’s go for it, food! – אוכל, קדימה, אוכל!
Ein ochel ba-bayit – There’s no food at home – אין אוכל בבית
Yesh melafefonim – There are cucumbers – יש מלפפונים
Yesh agasim metsuyanim – There are great pears – יש אגסים מצויינים
Ha-mekarer malé kol tuv – The fridge is full with an abundance of goodies – המקרר מלא כל טוב
Ken, aval ze lo ochel – Yes, but it’s not food – כן, אבל זה לא אוכל
Ochel mevushal – Cooked food – אוכל מבושל
Madaf hatifim – “Snack shelf” – מדף חטיפים
Ochel tailandi – Thai food – אוכל תאילנדי
Ochel tsimhoni – Vegetarian food – אוכל צמחוני
Ochel tiv’oni – Vegan food – אוכל טבעוני
Ochel bari – Healthy food – אוכל בריא
Ochel rehov – Street food – אוכל רחוב
Trendi – Trendy – טרנדי
Ochel – Food – אוכל
Ochel – He’s eating – אוכל
Hu ochel achshav – He’s eating right now – הוא אוכל עכשיו
Ani lo ochel/ochelet kusbara – I don’t eat coriander – אני לא אוכל/ת כוסברה
Hadar ochel – Dining room – חדר אוכל
Traumat hadar ochel – Dining room trauma – טראומת חדר אוכל
Ochlim t’alev (ochlim et ha-lev) – “Eating their heart” (regretting) – אוכלים ת’לב
Le’echol et ha-lev – “To eat the heart”, to regret – לאכול את הלב
Hayech, achalta ota – Smile, you’ve been had – חייך, אכלת אותה
Le’echol mishehu hai – To eat someone alive – לאכול מישהו חי
Ochel sratim – Stressing about sth, stressed – אוכל סרטים
Achalti sratim kol ha-laila biglal ze – I was stressed out all night because of it – אכלתי סרטים כל הלילה בגלל זה
Ze kmo leha’achil dagim ba-akwarium – it’s like feeding fish in the aquarium – זה כמו להאכיל דגים באקווריום
Hu he’echil et ha-yeled – He fed the kid – הוא האכיל את הילד
Hu he’echil oti sratim – He stressed me out – הוא האכיל אותי סרטים
Achil – Edible – אכיל
Ze lo achil – It’s not edible – זה לא אכיל
Lo Le-ma’achal – Not edible – לא למאכל

Playlist and clips:
Bomba Tsur – Ochel (lyrics)
Yoman (TV11) – Ochel Rehov (Streetfood)
Arik Einstein – Sa Le’at (lyrics)
Yigal Bashan – Hayech, achalta ota (lyrics)
Yoni Grave – Shesh Ba-erev (lyrics)
Rona Keinan – Ata Mit’orer (lyrics)
Madrich le-Slime achil (Eden)

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Photo by Flash90: People sit in a bar and restaurant at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.

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