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What does the phrase תן לו להתבשל (‘ten lo lehitbashel’) mean? As Guy will explain, we can use the verb להתבשל, which means to let something cook, not only when speaking about vegetables, but also about… people!

New Words and Expressions:

“Ke-chol she-tachtechu yoter katan, ze yitbashel yoter maher” – The smaller you cut it, the faster it will cook – ככל שתחתכו יותר קטן, זה יתבשל יותר מהר

Marak katom – Orange soup – מרק כתום

Ha-yerakot sheli mamash hitbashlu – My vegetables cooked really well – הירקות שלי ממש התבשלו

Tnu le-ze lehitbashel al esh ktana – Let it cook on a low flame – תנו לזה להתבשל על אש קטנה

“Ten lo lehitbashel” – Let him marinate in his own juices, let him simmer down – תן לו להתבשל

“Ani mitbashelt le’at” – I simmer slowly – אני מתבשלת לאט

“Eize erev mitbashel po” – What an evening is being cooked up here – איזה ערב מתבשל פה

Ha-pri hivshil – The fruit ripened – הפרי הבשיל

He’edim – He became red – האדים

Hilbin – He became white, turned white – הלבין 

Hishmin – He gained weight – השמין

Bashel – Ripe, mature – בשל

“kablu tip”- Here’s a tip – קבלו טיפ

“Klipat avocado bashel tamid tihye mavrika” – The peel of a ripe avocado will always be shiny – קליפת אבוקדו בשל תמיד תהיה מבריקה

Pri bashel – Ripe fruit – פרי בשל

Hu od lo bashel la-tafkid – He’s not yet ready for the job – הוא עוד לא בשל לתפקיד

Od lo hivshilu ha-tna’im – All the pieces have yet to fall in their place – לא הבשילו התנאים

Mivshala – Brewery – מבשלה

Mivshelet bira – Beer brewery – מבשלת בירה

Tavshil – Stew – תבשיל

Playlist and Clips:

Jeki Azulay’s Cooking Show

Tair Haim – Mitbashelet Le’at (lyrics)

Static & Ben-El Tavori with Eden Ben Zaken and Stephane Legar – Yassou (lyrics)

Gaby Shushan – Bereshit (lyrics)

Avocado bashel – Pirsomet

Ep. 201 – Ta’am

Ep. 202 – Ochel

Ep. 263 – Does it come with a side dish?

Ep. 283 – Falafel

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