Photo: Zipa Kempinsky

Imagine this: You are walking your dog in the ‘Viv and, out of nowhere, someone comes up to you, clearly wanting to speak about something important. Their lips are moving. They are saying something. What are they likely to say to a dog owner like you?

New Words and Expressions:

Zachar o nekava? – Is it male or female? – זכר או נקבה

Ben kama hu / bat kama hi? – How old is he/she? – בן כמה הוא, בת כמה היא

Hi bat arba / Hu ben arba – She/He is four years old – היא בת ארבע, הוא בן ארבע

Eich korim lo? Eich korim la? – What’s her name, what’s his name? – איך קוראים לו, איך קוראים לה

Efshar latet lo / la hatif? – May I give him/her a treat? – אפשר לתת לו/לה חטיף

Ginat klavim – Dog park – גינת כלבים

Tiyul aroch – Long walk – טיול ארוך

Hu noshech? Hi noshechet? – Does he bite, does she bite? – הוא נושך, היא נושכת

Efshar lelatef? – May I pet your dog? – אפשר ללטף

Kelev ze’ev – Wolfhound – כלב זאב

Geza, gza’im – Tree trunk, breed – גזע, גזעים

Eize geza hu/hi? – What breed is it? – איזה גזע הוא/היא 

Ze kelev giz’ee? – Is it a purebred, a pedigreed dog? – זה כלב גזעי

Hu/hi beseder im klavim acherim? – Is he/she okay with other dogs? – הוא/היא בסדר עם כלבים אחרים

Ken, betach – Yes, sure – כן, בטח

Ulai adif she’lo – Maybe it’s better not – אולי עדיף שלא

Playlist and Clips:

Ginat klavim – Dog park

Arik Einstein – Kama She-ratsiti Kelev (lyrics)

Ep. no. 198 about tarimu, pick up after your dogs HEB

Ep. no. 210 about hatifim, treats HEB

Ep. no. 349 about kalba tova, good dog HEB

Ep. no. 401 about Hebrew expressions with animals HEB

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