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You Shouldn’t Steal

In Hebrew, 讙谞讘 (ganav) is a thief. Perhaps you already know its Yiddish pronunciation, ganef (讙讗址谞注讜讜). But there are other, more exciting words that belong to the Hebrew root 讙谞讘, including several slang uses. Guy explains.

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Take a Look Around You

The Hebrew words 住讘讬讘 (saviv), 住讘讬讘讛 (sviva), 诪住讘讬讘 (misaviv), 住讘讘 (sevev), all come from the 住.讘.讘 root. They also come in very handy in spoken Hebrew. So today, Guy explains the many words and phrases that stem from this interesting root.

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We Deserve Special Treatment

We all deserve to receive good customer service and to be treated with respect. But let’s be real 鈥 that’s not always the case. The Hebrew word 讬讞住 means treatment, attention, and service, while the plural 讬讞住讬诐 means relations.

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It’s Time to Decide

鈥淵ou decide.鈥 鈥淣o you decide.鈥 鈥淣o no, you decide!鈥 So many decisions to make. On this episode, Guy talks about Hebrew words and phrases related to decision-making.

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You’re So Wrong!

What Hebrew words and phrases can we use to disagree with someone? Which can be written in a reply online but not said to someone face to face? And which can be said but not written, and what intonation will give that extra oomph?

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No Thanks!

Sometimes people offer us things that we simply don鈥檛 want. Telemarketing? No thanks. A leaflet about a new yoga studio around the corner? No thank you. What about an offering of a slice of cheesecake baked by your friend when you’re on a diet? How do we decline an offer (politely or impolitely) in Hebrew?

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Six Is a Beautiful Number

This week we celebrate our podcast鈥檚 sixth anniversary. Can you believe it? Six years, 砖砖 砖谞讬诐. It’s a good excuse to talk about 砖砖, six, and its family of Hebrew words.

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Don’t Scare Me Like That!

How would we say, 鈥測ou really scared me,鈥 in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward? This week, Guy doesn’t share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root 驻讞讚 and its many words and phrases.

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Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

So you’re on summer holiday. Do you stay at a hotel or go for a house swap? Will you exchange currency? Who is filling in for you at work while you’re gone? The Hebrew root 讞诇驻 is the focus of this week’s episode.

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What a Disappointment

There are times in life when we are left disappointed (me鈥檜chzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew. On this episode, Guy covers this special four letter root 讗讻讝讘 and checks Twitter to see what disappoints Israelis the most.

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