Which Direction Is the Wind Blowing?

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The word כיוון means direction but it’s got many different uses in day-to-day Hebrew. In this episode, Guy talks about wind direction, career trajectory, prayer orientation and so much more.

New Words and Expressions:

Kivoon – Direction, bearing, orientation – כיוון

“Kol kivoon she-bo halachnu” – Every direction in which we went – כל כיוון שבו הלכנו

Kivoon ba-kariera – Career trajectory – כיוון בקריירה

Kivoon ha-ktiva be-ivrit hu mi-yamin li-smol – The direction of writing in Hebrew is from right to left – כיוון הכתיבה בעברית הוא מימין לשמאל

Kivoon ha-ruach – The wind direction – כיוון הרוח

Kartis be-kivoon echad – One way ticket – כרטיס בכיוון אחד

Ma ha-kivoon ha-klali? – What’s the general direction? – מה הכיוון הכללי

Kivoon ha-tfila? – The direction of prayer – כיוון התפילה

Achi, yesh’cha kivoon? – Dude, do you know where to get weed? – אחי, יש’ך כיוון

Dofek hiuchim le-khol hakivoonim – He is spreading smiles all over the place – דופק חיוכים לכל הכיוונים

Yore/yora le-khol ha-kivoonim – Shooting in all directions – יורה לכל הכיוונים

Ata mamash lo ba-kivoon – You’re way off track – אתה ממש לא בכיוון הנכון

Ata ba-kivoon ha-nachon – You’re in the right direction – אתה בכיוון הנכון

Kivoonei avir – Air exposures – כיווני אוויר

Kama/Eize kivuney avir yesh? – How’s the air flow? – כמה כיווני אוויר יש

Doo kivooni – Two-way – דו כיווני 

Kivoonei hakira – New leads – כיווני חקירה

Playlist and Clips:

Rockfour – Kol Kivoon (lyrics)

Sarit Hadad – Hikiti Lo (lyrics)

Arik Einstein – Yoshev Al Ha-gader (lyrics)

Kivoonei avir

Ep. no. 124 about ba-klali

Ep. no. 172 about dofek

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