Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

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So you’re on summer holiday. Do you stay at a hotel or go for a house swap? Will you exchange currency? Who is filling in for you at work while you’re gone?

The Hebrew root ื—ืœืค is the focus of this week’s episode.


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New Words and Expressions:

Lehachlif – To exchange, to replace, to swap – ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ

Atsa, atsot – Seaweed – ืืฆื”, ืืฆื•ืช

Ha-atsa yechola lehachlif basar – The seaweed can replace meat – ื”ืืฆื” ื™ื›ื•ืœื” ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ื‘ืฉืจ

Hi yechola lehachlif helbon min ha-hai – It can replace protein from animals – ื”ื™ื ื™ื›ื•ืœื” ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ื—ืœื‘ื•ืŸ ืžืŸ ื”ื—ื™

Kaniti et ze po, ani rotse lehachlif et ze – I bought it here, Iโ€™d like to exchange it – ืงื ื™ืชื™ ืืช ื–ื” ืคื”, ืื ื™ ืจื•ืฆื” ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ืืช ื–ื”

Efshar lehachlif li et ze vaksha? – Could you please exchange it for me? – ?ืืคืฉืจ ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ืœื™ ืืช ื–ื” (ื‘)ื‘ืงืฉื”

Samti petek hachlafa – I put an exchange note – ืฉืžืชื™ ืคืชืง ื”ื—ืœืคื”

โ€œHachlafotโ€ – Trading (kids) – ื”ื—ืœืคื•ืช

Dira lehachlafa – House swap – ื“ื™ืจื” ืœื”ื—ืœืคื”

Hachlafat kesef – Currency exchange – ื”ื—ืœืคืช ื›ืกืฃ

Ani tsarich lehachlif kesef – I need to exchange currency – ืื ื™ ืฆืจื™ืš ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ื›ืกืฃ

Hamarat matbeโ€™a – Currency conversion – ื”ืžืจืช ืžื˜ื‘ืข

More machlif/Mora machlifa – Substitute teacher – ืžื•ืจื” ืžื—ืœื™ืฃ/ืžื•ืจื” ืžื—ืœื™ืคื”

Mi machlif et Dani? – Who is filling in for Danny? – ?ืžื™ ืžื—ืœื™ืฃ ืืช ื“ื ื™

Mi machlif et Orna? – Who is filling in for Orna? – ?ืžื™ ืžื—ืœื™ืฃ ืืช ืื•ืจื ื”

Mi ha-machlif? – Who is the replacement? – ?ืžื™ ื”ืžื—ืœื™ืฃ

Tsarich machlif – We need a replacement – ืฆืจื™ืš ืžื—ืœื™ืฃ

Hichlafti mishmeret im Eli – I swapped shifts with Eli – ื”ื—ืœืคืชื™ ืžืฉืžืจืช ืขื ืืœื™

Matai machlifim shaโ€™on? – When do we change the clock? – ืžืชื™ ืžื—ืœื™ืคื™ื ืฉืขื•ืŸ

Shaโ€™on kayits – Daylight saving – ืฉืขื•ืŸ ืงื™ืฅ

Shaโ€™on horef – Winter clock – ืฉืขื•ืŸ ื—ื•ืจืฃ

Eich lehachlif hitul le-tinok – How to change a babyโ€™s diaper – ืื™ืš ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ื—ื™ืชื•ืœ ืœืชื™ื ื•ืง

Stam, stam, lo kore klum – Just kidding, nothing happens – ืกืชื, ืกืชื, ืœื ืงื•ืจื” ื›ืœื•ื

Tahlif lo – Change (m.) it for him – ืชื—ืœื™ืฃ ืœื•

Tahlifi la – Change (f.) it for her – ืชื—ืœื™ืคื™ ืœื”

Tahlif hitul la-yalda/yeled – Change the diaper for him/her – ืชื—ืœื™ืฃ ื—ื™ืชื•ืœ ืœื™ืœื“/ืœื™ืœื“ื”

Tsarich lehachlif et ha-nura – We need to change the light bulb – ืฆืจื™ืš ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ืืช ื”ื ื•ืจื”

Hu hichlif tsvaโ€™im – He changed colors, he was scared – ื”ื•ื ื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ ืฆื‘ืขื™ื

Huchlaf – It was replaced/changed – ื”ื•ื—ืœืฃ

Musach – Garage – ืžื•ืกืš

โ€œNurat or ahori – huchlefaโ€ – โ€œBack light bulb – replacedโ€ – ื ื•ืจืช ืื•ืจ ืื—ื•ืจื™ – ื”ื•ื—ืœืคื”

Halafim – Spare parts – ื—ืœืคื™ื

Tachlif – Substitute, replacement – ืชื—ืœื™ืฃ

Halufa – Alternative – ื—ืœื•ืคื”

Tachlufa gvoha – High turnover – ืชื—ืœื•ืคื” ื’ื‘ื•ื”ื”

Lehitchalef – To exchange, to be changed – ืœื”ืชื—ืœืฃ

Hitchalafnu ba-mishmarot – We swapped shifts – ื”ืชื—ืœืคื ื• ื‘ืžืฉืžืจื•ืช

Hitchalafti im Eyal ba-mishmeret – I switched shifts with Eyal – ื”ืชื—ืœืคืชื™ ืขื ืื™ื™ืœ ื‘ืžืฉืžืจืช

Lehitnashek – To kiss each other – ืœื”ืชื ืฉืง

Lehitkatev – To correspond – ืœื”ืชื›ืชื‘

Hitchalef lo ha-kol – His voice changed – ื”ืชื—ืœืฃ ืœื• ื”ืงื•ืœ

Yeled pele – Wunderkind – ื™ืœื“ ืคืœื

Ha-kol shel ha-yeladim ha-ele mitโ€™chalef – The voice of these kids change – ื”ืงื•ืœ ืฉืœ ื”ื™ืœื“ื™ื ื”ืืœื” ืžืชื—ืœืฃ

โ€œLo hayiti mitchalef itoโ€ – โ€œI wouldnโ€™t change places with himโ€ – ืœื ื”ื™ื™ืชื™ ืžืชื—ืœืฃ ืื™ืชื•

โ€œSlicha, efshar lehachlif/lehaโ€™avir tachana?โ€ – โ€œExcuse me, could you please change the radio station?โ€ – ?ืกืœื™ื—ื”, ืืคืฉืจ ืœื”ื—ืœื™ืฃ/ืœื”ืขื‘ื™ืจ ืชื—ื ื”


Playlist and Clips:

Atzot yecholot lehachlif basar?

Machlifim shaโ€™on

Lehachlif hitul

Yedidia Weksler – Ahavti

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