Can You Hurry It Up? Quick!

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Israelis need everything here and now, immediately. Preferably yesterday. That’s why the Hebrew word זריז (zariz), quick or quickly, is constantly in use.

This episode is a crash course (קורס מזורז) on the root ז.ר.ז.


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New Words and Expressions:

Zariz – Speedy, quick – זריז

Kaduri zariz mahir – My ball is quick and fast – כדורי זריז מהיר

Kinu’ach shokolad zariz – A quick chocolate dessert – קינוח שוקולד זריז

Li dubon zariz va-kat – I have a small and agile teddy bear – לי דובון זריז וקט

Ze haya zariz” – That was quick – זה היה זריז

Hipus zariz ba-internet – A quick internet search – חיפוש זריז באינטרנט

Miklachat zriza (adj.) ve-magia – Quick shower and I am there – מקלחת זריזה ומגיע

Miklachat ba-zariz (adv.) ve-magia – Quick shower and I am there – מקלחת בזריז ומגיע

Aval zariz/yalla, zariz – Ok, quick – אבל זריז/יאללה, זריז

Bi-zrizut – Quickly – בזריזות

Eize zariz ata/eize zriza at – You’re so quick – איזה זריז אתה/איזה זריזה את

Wow, eize zrizut – Wow, so quick – וואו, איזה זריזות

Wow, zariz, toda – Wow, so quick, thanks – וואו, זריז, תודה

Kesem – Magic trick – קסם

Zrizut yadaim – Sleight of hand – זריזות ידיים

Targilei zrizut – Agility exercises – תרגילי זריזות

Lezarez yerida ba-mishkal – To expedite weight loss – לזרז ירידה במשקל

Homets tapuchim – Apple cider vinegar – חומץ תפוחים

Efshar lezarez et ze tipa? – Is it possible to speed it up a bit? Could you try to bring my dish out soon? – ?אפשר לזרז את זה טיפה

Ani enaseh lezarez et ze – I’ll try to speed it up – אני אנסה לזרז את זה

Tezarez/tezarzi/tezarzu otam – Hurry them up! – תזרז/תזרזי/תזרזו אותם

Zeruz leida – Injection given for induction of labor – זירוז לידה

Halich mezoraz – Expedited procedure – הליך מזורז

Ata rotse course mezoraz she-yasbir lecha eich lenashek oti? – Do you want a crash course that would teach you how to kiss me? – ?אתה רוצה קורס מזורז שיסביר לך איך לנשק אותי

Hu mizdarez limzog la Stella – He hurries to pour her a Stella – הוא מזדרז למזוג לה סטלה

Lehizdarez – To hurry, to act quickly – להזדרז

Ani mamlits lehizdarez ve-liknot – I recommend to hurry up and buy – אני ממליץ להזדרז ולקנות

Tsarich lehizdarez ve-liknot kartisim hayom – We should hurry and buy tickets today – צריך להזדרז ולקנות כרטיסים היום

Hevre bo’u nizdarez, ha-shemesh shoka’at – Let’s hurry up, the sun will set soon – חבר’ה בואו נזדרז, השמש שוקעת

Tizdarzu – Hurry up (pl.)! – תזדרזו

Zaraz, katalizator – Catalyst – זרז, קטליזטור


Playlist and Clips:

Yafa Yarkoni – Ha-kadur

Kal ve-zariz

Yafa Yarkoni – Dubon Yumbo (lyrics)

Zrizut Yadayim

Lezarez yerida ba-mishkal

Ata rotse course mezoraz be-eich lenashek oti?

Mercedes Band – Sophie (lyrics)

Shmulik Kraus & Josie Katz – Nitpayesa (lyrics)

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