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Everyone’s talking about חיסונים, vaccinations, and so will we! Guy uses this trending topic as another opportunity to review the Hebrew verb format combo we all should know by heart: piel-pual-hitpael. To get your weekly dose, just press play!

New Words and Expressions:

Chisun – Vaccine – חיסון

Shtei menot chisun – Two vaccine doses – שתי מנות חיסון

Mana – Portion, dose – מנה

“Ha-choref chashuv Lechasen et ha-yeladim” – This winter it’s important to vaccinate the kids – החורף חשוב לחסן את הילדים

Mechasnim et ha-yeladim – Vaccinating the children – מחסנים את הילדים

“Amadti be-khol ke’ev mimech” – I’ve withstood all the heartache you’ve caused me – עמדתי בכל כאב ממך

“Aval adayin lo mechusan” – But I’m still not immune – אבל עדיין לא מחוסן

Saudia hodi’ah hayom – Saudi Arabia announced today – סעודיה הודיעה היום

She-te’afsher haga’a le-mecca be-onat ha-hajj – That it will allow the arrival of pilgrims to mecca during the hajj season – ‘שתאפשר הגעה למכה בעונת החג

Rak le-oley regel mechusanim – Only for vaccinated pilgrims – רק לעולי רגל מחוסנים

Hu mechasen – He vaccinates – הוא מחסן

Hu mechusan – He is vaccinated – הוא מחוסן

Hu chusan – He was vaccinated – הוא חוסן

Matai chusanta/chusant? – When were you vaccinated – מתי חוסנת

Titchatni iti – Will you marry me? – תתחתני איתי

Titchasni iti – Will you get vaccinated with me? – תתחסני איתי

Barur she-ani etchasen itcha, chayim sheli – Of course I’ll go and get vaccinated with you, my darling – ברור שאני אתחסן איתך, חיים שלי

Etchaten itcha – I’ll get married to you – אתחתן איתך

Lechu lehitchaten – Go and get married – לכו להתחתן

Lechu lehitchasen – Go and get vaccinated – לכו להתחסן

Nu, hitchasanta/hitchasant? – So, did you get the vaccine? – נו, התחסנת

Mitchasnim ve-chozrim la-hayim – Getting vaccinated and getting back to our lives – מתחסנים וחוזרים לחיים

Mitnagdei chisunim – Opposers of vaccines – מתנגדי חיסונים

Makchishey corona – Denyers of COVID-19 – מכחישי קורונה 

Chisun neged shapaat – Anti flu vaccination – חיסון נגד שפעת

Hitchasanti neged shapaat – I got the anti flu vaccination – התחסנתי נגד שפעת

Ata lo mechusan mi-ze – You’re not immune to this – אתה לא מחוסן מזה

Chasinut – Immunity, amnesty – חסינות

Chasinut ha-eder – Herd immunity – חסינות העדר

Chason – Strong – חסון

Chosen – Strength – חוסן

Lo le-olam chosen – Nothing lasts forever – לא לעולם חוסן

Playlist and Clips:

Shtei menot chisun


Shlomo Artsi – Hof Azuv Me-ahavot (lyrics)

Oley regel mechusanim

Lechu lehitchasen!

Mitchasnim ve-chozrim la-hayim


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1 comment on “Are You Vaccinated?

  1. Pearl Shifer says:

    love the pun! la’briut!

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