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Every so often, Israeli tax authorities launch a public campaign targeting tax evaders. So how do we say in Hebrew evaders, evade, evasion, and other goodies from root עלמ in the hif’il verb format? Guy explains.

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New Words and Expressions:

Ma’alim – Hiding something, evading – מעלים

Ma’alimei mas – Tax evaders – מעלימי מס

“Kshe-ata ma’alim mas, ata pog’ea ba-hinuch, ba-bri’ut, ve-ba-bitachon shelanu” – When you evade tax, you harm our education system, our health system and our national security – כשאתה מעלים מס, אתה פוגע בחינוך, בבריאות, ובביטחון שלנו

Ma’alim – 1. Evading, verb, present tense, hif’il, masculine, singular

2. Evader, noun, masculine, singular.

Mivtsa neged ma’alimei mas – An operation against tax evaders – מבצע נגד מעלימי מס

“Zchor, ha’alamat mas hi pesha chevrati” – Remember, tax evasion is a social crime – זכור, העלמת מס היא פשע חברתי

Ha’alama – Evasion – העלמה

Ha’alamat mas – Tax evasion – העלמת מס

Ha’alamot mas – Tax evasions – העלמות מס

Zichru – Remember (Imp. pl.) – זכרו

Bo’u nizkor – Let’s remember – בואו נזכור

Anashim she-ovdim be-shachor – People who work in black, without giving receipts – אנשים שעובדים בשחור

Hem ma’alimim esrot miliardei shkalim – They evade tens of billions of shekels – הם מעלימים עשרות מיליארדי שקלים

Lehazmin mishehu – To invite someone – להזמין מישהו

Lehazkir mashehu – To mention something – להזכיר משהו

Hoshev leha’alim mas? Tachshov shuv – Thinking about evading tax? Think again – חושב להעלים מס? תחשוב שוב

Leha’alim ayin – To look the other way, to willingly ignore – להעלים עין

Al ta’alimu ayin mi-ze – Don’t ignore this – אל תעלימו עין מזה

Lifamim tsarich lada’at leha’alim ayin – Sometimes you need to know to look the other way – לפעמים צריך לדעת להעלים עין

Eich ma’alimim chatchkunim – How can we hide pimples – איך מעלימים חצ’קונים

Eich ma’alimim kmatim ba-panim – How do you hide face wrinkles – איך מעלימים קמטים בפנים

Ze mamash he’elim li et ha-kmatim – It really banished my wrinkles – זה ממש העלים לי את הקמטים

Eich ma’alimim sritot ba-rechev – How can I remove the scratches from the car? – איך מעלימים שריטות ברכב

Eich ani ma’alim et ze – How do I make it go away? – איך אני מעלים את זה

Mi he’elim li ta-i-pad? / Mishehu he’elim li ta-ipad – Who/Someone took my ipad without my permission? – מי העלים לי ת’אייפד/מישהו העלים לי ת’אייפד

Ha’alamat re’ayot – Withholding evidence – העלמת ראיות

Mishehu he’elim et ha-re’ayot – Someone withheld the evidence – מישהו העלים את הראיות

Ha-re’ayot hu’almu – The evidence was withheld – הראיות הועלמו

Playlist and Clips:

Anti tax evasion campaign 1

Anti tax evasion campaign 2

Anti tax evasion campaign 3

Meir Ariel – Avarnu et Par’oh, Naavor gam et Ze (Lyrics)

Ep. 311 – Lifgo’a

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2 comments on “Going After Tax Evaders

  1. Jochen Regner says:

    It’s a lot of fun learning Ivrit with Guy on TLV1. Listening to both the hebrew and english versions suits practically all knowledge levels. I also appreciate the numerous links to culture and every day life in Israel. I sense a fast progress!

    1. Guy Sharett says:

      Great to hear that! Kol ha-kavod.
      Guy

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