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Tens of thousands marched in this year’s מצעד הגאווה, gay pride parade, in Tel Aviv, which gave us a good excuse to talk about the Hebrew word מצעד and its root צ.ע.ד.

New Words and Expressions:

Mitsa’ad ha-ga’avah – The gay pride – מצעד הגאווה

Mits’ad ha-pizmonim / ha-shirim – Hit music parade – מצעד הפזמונים / השירים

Ha-mits’ad ha-shnati – The year-end top music hits countdown – המצעד השנתי

Beit Meshuga’im – Madhouse – בית משוגעים

Tse’ada – A march, a walk – צְעדה

Tse’adat ha-Gilboa – The Mount Gilboa hike – צעדת הגלבוע

“Tsa’ad tsa’ad hi mitkarevet” – She’s getting nearer, one step at a time – צעד צעד היא מתקרבת

Rega, tsa’ad-tsa’ad, le’an ata memaher? – One step at a time, where are you rushing to? – רגע, צעד-צעד, לאן אתה ממהר

Kama tse’adim tsarich lalechet be-yom kedei lishmor al ha-briut? – How many steps do you need to walk each day in order to keep healthy? – כמה צעדים צריך ללכת ביום כדי לשמור על הבריאות

Tse’adim pshutim – Simple steps – צעדים פשוטים

Eich limtso ahavat emet be-hamisha tse’adim pshutim – How to find true love in five simple steps – איך למצוא אהבת אמת בחמישה צעדים

“Ha-geshem shelanu karev be-tsa’adei anak” – “Our rain is getting nearer by leaps and bounds” – הגשם שלנו קרב בצעדי ענק

Tsaadei ha-memshala – Steps taken by the government – צעדי הממשלה

Ha-memshala noketet tse’adim – The government is taking steps – הממשלה נוקטת צעדים

Be-tsaadei tsav – At a snail’s pace – בצעדי צב

Tsaad kadima, shnayim achora – One step forward, two steps back – צעד קדימה, שניים אחורה

Tsa’ad teimani – Yemenite step – צעד תימני

Rikudei am – Folk dance – ריקודי עם

Playlist and Clips:

Ha-mits’ad Ha-shnati 1978 

Ran Danker – Beit Meshuga’im (lyrics)

Benny Amdursky – Ha-na’arah mi-ipanema (lyrics)

Kama tse’adim tsarich lalechet be-yom?

Yael Levy – Geshem Hakshev La-nashim (lyrics)

Tsa’ad Teimani – Yemenite Step

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