Don’t Scare Me Like That!

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How would we say, “you really scared me,” in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward?

This week, Guy doesn’t share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root פחד and its many words and phrases.


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New Words and Expressions:

Mafchid – Scary – מפחיד

Ze ma-ze mafchid – It’s really scary – זה מה-זה מפחיד

Ze haya ma-ze mafchid – It was really scary – זה היה מה-זה מפחיד

Seret mafchid – Scary movie – סרט מפחיד

Seret eima – Horror film – סרט אימה

Ha-eima – The horror – האימה

Ta’am mafchid – The taste is “scary” – טעם מפחיד

Hifchadta/hifchadet oti – Oh, you scared me! – הפחדת אותי

Ma-ze hifchadta/hifchadet oti, at/a lo normali/t – You really scared me, you’re insane – מה זה הפחדת אותי, את/ה לא נורמלי/ת

Mi-ma at mefachedet? – What are you scared of? – ?ממה את מפחדת

Lefached mi-mashehu – To be afraid of something – לפחד ממשהו

Mi-ma atem mefachdim? – What are you guys afraid of? – ?ממה אתם מפחדים

Pachad – Fear – פחד

Eize pachad – How scary – איזה פחד

Nahagti Berechev Be-Italia, yow eize pachad – I drove a car in Italy, wow, that was so scary – נהגתי ברכב באיטליה, יואו איזה פחד

P’chadim – Fears – פחדים

Leshakshek – To shake – לשקשק

Meshakshekim? – Are you guys shaking? – ?משקשקים

Shikshaknu merov she-ze ta’im – We were shaking as it was so delicious – שקשקנו מרוב שזה טעים

Behala – Panic – בהלה

Lehav’hil mishehu – Lehafchid oto – To scare someone – להבהיל מישהו, להפחיד אותו

Pachdan – Coward – פחדן

Ya pachdan! – You coward! – !יא פחדן


Playlist and Clips:

Ta’am mafchid

Idan Raichel’s Project – Halomot shel Acherim (lyrics)

Yael Naim – Pachad (lyrics)


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