Neta, the Israeli contestent in the Eurovision 2018 song contest, performs at "Israel Calling" concert, on Rabin square in Tel Aviv, on April 10, 2018. 25 of the 2018 Eurovision entrants performed live earlier tonight. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Israel has just won the Eurovision Song Contest thanks to Netta Barzilai and her incredible song Toy. Guy walks you through parts of the song’s Hebrew lyrics and reviews some of Israel’s past Eurovision winners.

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New Words and Expressions:

Ero-viz-yon – Eurovision – ืื™ืจื•ื•ื™ื–ื™ื•ืŸ

Taharut zemer, taharut shirim – Song contest – ืชื—ืจื•ืช ื–ืžืจ

Nitsachon – Victory – ื ื™ืฆื—ื•ืŸ

Ani lo buba – I am not a doll – ืื ื™ ืœื ื‘ื•ื‘ื”

Biryonut – Bullying – ื‘ืจื™ื•ื ื•ืช

Ani lo hafachti lihyot yafa – I didnโ€™t become pretty – ืื ื™ ืœื ื”ืคื›ืชื™ ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื™ืคื”

Ani tamid hayiti – I have always been (pretty) – ืื ื™ ืชืžื™ื“ ื”ื™ื™ืชื™

Ha-davar ha-yachid she-hishtana – The only thing that has changed – ื”ื“ื‘ืจ ื”ื™ื—ื™ื“ ืฉื”ืฉืชื ื”

Ze ha-yediโ€™a sheli, ze ha-havana sheli – is my understanding – ื–ื” ื”ื™ื“ื™ืขื” ืฉืœื™, ื–ื” ื”ื”ื‘ื ื” ืฉืœื™

She-magiโ€™a li – That I deserve it – ืฉืžื’ื™ืข ืœื™

Ve-ze tsarich lihyot kacha – And it should be this way – ื•ืฆืจื™ืš ืœื”ื™ื•ืช ื›ื›ื”

Hitโ€™hashla – She was toughened up – ื”ืชื—ืฉืœื”

Kirkur tarnegolet – Cluck of a chicken – ืงืจืงื•ืจ ืชืจื ื’ื•ืœืช

Pahdanut – Cowardice – ืคื—ื“ื ื•ืช

Stefa – Stack of banknotes, a wad of cash – ืกื˜ึตื™ืคื”

Kapara aleichem – See ep. 22

Nitsโ€™ha – (she) won – ื ื™ืฆื—ื”


Playlist and Clips:

Netta – Toy (lyrics)

Ilanit – Ei Sham (lyrics)

Yizhar Cohen – Abanibi (lyrics)

Gali Atari – Halleluya (lyrics)

Dana International – Diva (lyrics)

Netta – Interview Guy Pinesโ€™ Show

Netta in Lisbon

Netta – Toy final

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