Hold on Tight and Don’t Let Go

Photo: Zipa Kempinsky

Letting go of someone or something can be a difficult thing to do. How do we let it all go, in Hebrew? Guy explains.


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New Words and Expressions:

Lo ozev et ha-ir – I am not leaving town – ืœื ืขื•ื–ื‘ ืืช ื”ืขื™ืจ

Hu ozev – He is leaving, letting go – ื”ื•ื ืขื•ื–ื‘

Azva et ha-ima ve-ha-mishpachca – She left her mom and the family – ืขื–ื‘ื” ืืช ื”ืืžื ื•ื”ืžืฉืคื—ื”

Azva et ha-bayit ve-ha-meltacha – She left the home and the wardrobe – ืขื–ื‘ื” ืืช ื”ื‘ื™ืช ื•ื”ืžืœืชื—ื”

Azva et Sonia ve-et ha-dira – She left Sonia and the apartment – ืขื–ื‘ื” ืืช ืกื•ื ื™ื” ื•ืืช ื”ื“ื™ืจื”

Azva mishโ€™enet ve-havera – She left her support, her friend – ืขื–ื‘ื” ืžืฉืขื ืช ื•ื—ื‘ืจื”

Laโ€™azov mishehu – To let go of someone – ืœืขื–ื•ื‘ ืžื™ืฉื”ื•

Azov/azvi/azvu oto – Leave him alone – ืขื–ื•ื‘/ืขื–ื‘ื™/ืขื–ื‘ื• ืื•ืชื•

Taโ€™azov/taโ€™azvi/taโ€™azvu oto – Leave him alone – ืชืขื–ื•ื‘/ืชืขื–ื‘ื™/ืชืขื–ื‘ื• ืื•ืชื•

Azov/azvi et ze – Leave it alone – ืขื–ื•ื‘ ืืช ื–ื”

Azov, alai – Let it go, itโ€™s on me – ืขื–ื•ื‘, ืขืœื™ื™

Azov/azvi, hishtagat? – Forget it, are you out of your mind? – ืขื–ื•ื‘/ืขื–ื‘ื™, ื”ืฉืชื’ืขืช?

Azov/azvi shtuyot – Stop the nonsense – ืขื–ื•ื‘/ืขื–ื‘ื™ ืฉื˜ื•ื™ื•ืช

Azov otcha me-ahava – Stop worrying about love – ืขื–ื•ื‘ ืื•ืชืš ืžืื”ื‘ื”

Azov otcha mi+something/azvi otach mi-something – No need to do something – ืขื–ื•ื‘ ืื•ืชืš ืž+ืžืฉื”ื•/ืขื–ื‘ื™ ืื•ืชืš ืž+ืžืฉื”ื•

Azov otcha me-ha-bachur ha-ze – No need to think about this guy – ืขื–ื•ื‘ ืื•ืชืš ืžื”ื‘ื—ื•ืจ ื”ื–ื”

Azvi otach mimenu – No need to think about him – ืขื–ื‘ื™ ืื•ืชืš ืžืžื ื•

Laโ€™azov – To leave, to let go – ืœืขื–ื•ื‘

Laโ€™azov et ha-bayit – To leave home – ืœืขื–ื•ื‘ ืืช ื”ื‘ื™ืช

Laโ€™azov mishehu/mishehi – To leave your partner – ืœืขื–ื•ื‘ ืžื™ืฉื”ื•

Hem nifredu – They broke up – ื”ื ื ืคืจื“ื•

Hu azav ota – He left her – ื”ื•ื ืขื–ื‘ ืื•ืชื”

Hi azva oto – She left him – ื”ื™ื ืขื–ื‘ื” ืื•ืชื•

Lo hevanti, mi azav et mi – I didnโ€™t get it, who left whom? – ืœื ื”ื‘ื ืชื™, ืžื™ ืขื–ื‘ ืืช ืžื™?

Izvi et ha-kol – Leave everything (Arch. Imp. F.) – ืขื–ื‘ื™ ืืช ื”ื›ืœ

Azov/Azvi/Azvu ha-kol – Leave everything (Coll.) – ืขื–ื•ื‘/ืขื–ื‘ื™/ืขื–ื‘ื• ื”ื›ืœ

Azuv – Neglected – ืขื–ื•ื‘

Azuva – Neglect (n.) – ืขื–ื•ื‘ื”

โ€œLehaโ€™aziv mishehuโ€ – To cause someone to leave his job – โ€œืœื”ืขื–ื™ื‘ ืžื™ืฉื”ื•โ€

Heโ€™ezivu oto – They made him leave – ื”ืขื–ื™ื‘ื• ืื•ืชื•

Azov oti be-ima shโ€™cha (azovoti beโ€™imashโ€™cha) – I beg you, leave me alone – ืขื–ื•ื‘ ืื•ืชื™ ื‘ืืžืืฉโ€™ืš

Izavon – Inheritance – ืขื™ื–ื‘ื•ืŸ


Playlist and Clips:

Shlomo Artzi – Lo Ozev et Ha-ir (lyrics)

Gazoz – Tsipi Primo (lyrics)

Carolina – Mul Ha-yam (lyrics)

Alon Olerachik & Yifat Taasa – Azov Otcha Me-ahava (lyrics)

Ehud Banai – Ha-tsemachn (lyrics)

Shlomo Artzi – Hof Azuv Me-ahavot (lyrics)

Ben Franco – Azov Oti be-imashโ€™cha

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1 comment on “Hold on Tight and Don’t Let Go

  1. Zehava Groff says:

    I enjoyed your breakdown and usage of the language. Great format. Kudos to all!

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