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How do we say, “Oops, I’m sorry, I must have dialed the wrong number,” in Hebrew? Guy continues to explain the root ב.ל.ב.ל, this time in binyan pu’al and hitpael.

New Words and Expressions:

Ani mevulbal – I am confused – אני מבולבל

Eize mevulbali/tooshtoosh ata – You got a bit confused, sweetie pie – איזה מבולבלי/טושטוש אתה

Mevulbalim? – Are you all confused? – מבולבלים?

Hitbalbel – He got confused, he got mixed up – התבלבל

Hannah’le hitbalbela – Hanna’le got mixed up – חנה’לה התבלבלה

Oops, hitbalbalti ba-mispar – Oops, I got the number wrong – אופס, התבלבלתי במספר

“Oy slicha, hitbalbalti ba-mispar, sori” – Oh, sorry, I dialed the wrong number – אוי סליחה, התבלבלתי במספר, סורי

Lehitbalbel ba-shem – To get the name wrong – להתבלבל בשם

Lehitbalbel ba-yom – To get the day wrong – להתבלבל ביום

‘Ata mitbalbel’ – You’re getting it wrong – אתה מתבלבל

Ata ose et ha-sgira hayom, nachon? – You’re supposed to close tonight, right? – אתה עושה את הסגירה היום, נכון

Ata mitbalbel, ata tsarich laasot et hasgira – You’re getting it wrong, you’re the one who is supposed to do the closing – אתה מתבלבל, אתה צריך לעשות את הסגירה

“Aval mami, kashe li lirot otcha kacha velo lechabek” – But darling, it’s hard for me to see you like this and not hug you – אבל ממי, קשה לי לראות אותך ככה ולא לחבק

Hitbalbalta – al mi ata tso’ek – You got it wrong, who are you shouting at? – התבלבלת, על מי אתה צועק

Playlist and Clips:

Eden Hasson – Ani Mevulbal

Pirsomet – Mevulbalim?

Rami Danoch & Tslilei Ha-ood – Hannah’le Hitbalbela (Lyrics)

Daklon & Haim Moshe – Hannah’le Hitbalbela (Lyrics)

Gilad Segev & Matbooha Project – Hannah’le Hitbalbela (Lyrics)

Odeya – Ohevet Otcha Be-ta’ut

Ep. 329 in English and in Hebrew

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