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The Hebrew word אישור can mean to “green light” a new project. So what does a friend request on social media have to do with it? Guy explains.

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New Words and Expressions:

Ha-boss noten ishur le-proyekt – The boss gives the green light to start a new project – הבוס נותן אישור לפרוייקט

Ishur – Certificate of approval, confirmation – אישור

Ishur nihul heshbon – Account management certificate – אישור ניהול חשבון

Ishur avoda – Work permit – אישור עבודה

Ishur bniya – Construction permit – אישור בנייה

Ishurei hagaah – RSVPs for events – אישורי הגעה

Pi’el formula: Ledaber-dibbur, Le’asher-ishur, lesaper-sipur

Le’asher- To confirm, to approve, to okay – לאשר

Na le’asher haga’ah ad taarich…’ – Please confirm your arrival no later than… – נא לאשר הגעה עד תאריך

Le’asher et ha-hagaah shelahem – To confirm their arrival – לאשר את ההגעה שלהם

Ishur horim – Parental consent – אישור הורים

Bli ishur – Without approval – בלי אישור

“Bli ishur horim lo tese la-tiyul” – Without parental approval, you won’t go on the school trip – בלי אישור הורים לא תצא לטיול

Mishehu she’ani lo makira shalach li bakashat haverut be-instagram – Someone I do not know sent to me a friend request on Instagram – מישהו שאני לא מכירה שלח לי בקשת חברות באינסטגרם

Isharti – I approved – אישרתי

Aval ein li musag mi ze – But I don’t have a clue who it is – אבל אין לי מושג מי זה

Lishloach lo ba-prati ‘mi ze’ – Should I send him a private message asking “who is it”? – לשלוח לי בפרטי מי זה

Ishur bakashat haverut – Approval of a friend request – אישור בקשת חברות

“Az bo’u te’ashru oti” – So come on approve me – אז בואו תאשרו אותי

Ani me’asher la-ben sheli latset la-tiyul – I authorise my son to go on the trip – אני מאשר לבן שלי לצאת לטיול

Mi isher lecha – Who authorised you to…? – מי אישר לך 

Ani isharti lecha? Ani isharti lach? – Did I allow that? – אני אישרתי לך

Ze be-ishur ha-horim? Ha-horim yod’im mi-ze? – Is this authorised by your parents? Do they know about it? – זה באישור ההורים? הם יודעים מזה?

Ishrur – Reconfirmation – אישרור

Le’ashrer – To reconfirm – לאשרר

Ani rak rotse/rotsa le’ashrer – I’d just like to reconfirm – אני רק רוצה לאשרר

Osher – Happiness – אושר

Me’ushar – Happy – מאושר

Playlist and Clips:

Ishurei hagaah

Ishur horim – Parents’ approval

Yuval Mantsura – Te’ashru Oti (lyrics)

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Ep. No. 39 about connections

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2 comments on “Approve My Friend Request

  1. jeff says:

    I can’t believe how easy Guy make it so easy to learn with his system , I am getting so mush better with the face book leads also to look at and read thanks so much Jeff drakes Vancouver Canada

    1. Guy Sharett says:

      Toda raba, thank you so much!

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