Many things in life are complicated, including some people’s relationship status on Facebook. How do we say “it’s complicated” in Hebrew? And what saying do we use something gets more and more complicated? Bonus: we’ve included a short clip from the Hebrew version of this episode.

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New Words and Expressions:

Mesubach – Complicated – מסובך

‘It’s complicated’ – Ze mesubach – זה מסובך

Mesubechet (f.) – Complicated – מסובכת

Ata mesubach im atsmecha – You’re complicated – אתה מסובך עם עצמך

Hi mesubechet im atsma – She is complicated – היא מסובכת עם עצמה

Hem mesubachim im atsmam – They’re complicated – הם מסובכים עם עצמם

At mevina oti pashut, az lama lesabech – You understand me, so why make things complicated – את מבינה אותי פשוט, אז למה לסבך

Lama lesabech ta-hayim, lama? – Why complicate life, why? – למה לסבך את החיים, למה?

Ma sibachta/sibacht oti achshav? – Why did you get me involved in this? – מה סיבכת אותי עכשיו?

Sibuchim refu’iyim – Medical complications – סיבוכים רפואיים

Mistabech ve-holech – It’s getting more and more complicated – מסתבך והולך

Lehistabech im mashehu – To face difficulties – להסתבך עם משהו

Histabachti im ze kol ha-erev – I was caught up in it the entire evening – הסתבכתי עם זה כל הערב

Al tistabech im ze yoter miday – Don’t get into too much trouble – אל תסתבך עם זה יותר מדיי

Hu histabech – He got into trouble with the law – הוא הסתבך

Histabchut be-africa – Entanglement in Africa – הסתבכות באפריקה

Tisbochet – Tangle – תסבוכת


Playlist and Clips:

Dudu Aharon & Julietta – Laila Mesubach (lyrics)

Mango – Gara Be-sheinkin (lyrics)

Eden Ben-Zaken – Pisa Mi-zichroni (lyrics)

Idan Yaniv – Ken La-ahava (lyrics)

Mati Caspi – Mistabech ve-holech (lyrics)

Histabchut be-Africa – Hinuchit TV


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