Photo: Nati Shohat/FLASH90

How do you say “buzz off” or “beat it” in Hebrew? And how might it relate to paying off your mortgage? Guy explains.


Listen to the All-Hebrew Version of this Episode


New Words and Expressions:

Lesalek – To remove, get rid of, expel – לסלק

Lesalek et kol ha-regashot ha-meyutarim – To remove all unnecessary feelings – לסלק את כל הרגשות המיותרים

Lesalek metachim – To get rid of tension – לסלק מתחים

Lesalek chatulim – To kick cats out – לסלק חתולים

Siluk – Removing, clearing – סילוק

Siluk re’alim me-ha-guf – Clearing toxins from the body – סילוק רעלים מהגוף

Siluk ayin ha-ra – Removing the evil eye – סילוק עין הרע

Siluk yonim – Removing pigeons – סילוק יונים

Siluk ptsatsot – Removing bombs – סילוק פצצות

Siluk mashkanta – Mortgage clearing – סילוק משכנתא

Hadas mesuleket ad le-hoda’a hadasha – Hadas is dismissed from school until further notice – הדס מסולקת עד להודעה חדשה

Mi she-silku oto – The one who was kicked out – מי שסילקו אותו

Mesulak – Expelled – מסולק

Hem mesalkim oto, hu mesulak – They kick him out, he is expelled – הם מסלקים אותו, הוא מסולק

Ha-chov sulak – The debt was cleared – החוב סולק

Lehistalek – To leave, to go away – להסתלק

Tistalek mi-po, ‘Stalek mi-po – Buzz off, beat it – תסתלק מפה, ‘סתלק מפה

‘Stalek mi-po o she-ani mitkasher la-mishtara – Beat it or I’ll call the police – סתלק מפה או שאני מתקשר למשטרה

Slik, slikim – Hidden storage place for weapons that were used illegally under British rule – סליק, סליקים

Lehaslik – To stash – להסליק

Haslaka – Stashing – הסלקה

Hu hislik et ha-samim be-hafisat shokolad – He stashed the drugs in a chocolate bar – הוא הסליק את הסמים בחפיסת שוקולד

Histalek min ha-olam – Died – הסתלק מן העולם

Selek – Beetroot – סלק


Playlist and Clips:

Eich lesalek metachim

Siluk re’alim

Mesuleket ad le-hoda’a hadasha

Gali Atari – Od Yom (lyrics)


Previous Episodes


Join us on Patreon

Looking for the accompanying Hebrew episodes, to take part in our monthly Skype chats, and for other patron-only perks? Join us on Patreon and gain access to these and more.

Want to see more Hebrew gems? Like Streetwise Hebrew on Facebook and Instagram.

Want Guy to talk about a pressing Hebrew issue? Find him at or follow him on Twitter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join our weekly newsletter

Receive Our Latest Podcast Episodes by Email

(and not a thing more)