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Laughing Out Loud in Hebrew

There are so many ways to say, โ€œYouโ€™ve gotta be kidding me,โ€ in Hebrew. Weโ€™ll learn a few of them and learn how to write LOL in Hebrew

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All Jokes Aside

The Hebrew word ืฆื—ื•ืง means laughter. We combine ืฆื—ื•ืง with different verbs and prepositions to express how hard we laughed at something or just how funny something is. But as is often the case with Hebrew slang, when used in the right context, and with the appropriate intonation and word-pairing, the word ืฆื—ื•ืง can be no laughing matter.

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Who Burned My Toast?

The word ืฉืจื•ืฃ means burnt, and its root takes us on an exciting semantic road trip, everything from a burning sensation to diehard football fans, seared vegetables to wasting time and money.

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Toddlers and Miniature Models

The Hebrew word ืงื˜ืŸ looks small but its root holds a large number of slang expressions and verbs. Here’s an example: what does ืงื˜ืŸ ืขืœื™ื™, literally โ€œsmall on me,โ€ mean in slang?

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I Can’t Stand It

Sometimes we just gotta be honest with ourselves and say, โ€œืื ื™ ืœื ืกื•ื‘ืœ ืื•ืชื•โ€ (I canโ€™t stand him). Guy explains the Hebrew root ืกื‘ืœ, which means suffering or misery, and how it is linked to muscular endurance, horrible traffic jams and passive verbs.

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Save Me a Spot, Will You?

Is it okay to save an open parking spot for someone, shooing away other drivers? Well, that’s what many Tel-Avivim do. It’s called ืœืฉืžื•ืจ ื—ื ื™ื”, and Guy explains the phenomenon.

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Bay Watch and Guard Dogs

The Hebrew words ืฉื•ืžืจ, ืžืฉืžืจืช, ืฉืžื™ืจื”, ืžืฉืžืจ, all come from the same shoresh, ืฉืžืจ. On this episode, Guy continues where he left off in the previous episode with the shoresh ืฉืžืจ

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Canned Goods and the Preservation of Historic Buildings

The Hebrew word ืฉื™ืžื•ืจ (shimur) is an interesting one. We use ืฉื™ืžื•ืจ to say canned goods, the preservation of historic buildings, and even customer retention. Guy explains.

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Sarah Sings a Blissful Song

In Hebrew, ืฉื™ืจื” means singing. It can also be used to mean poetry. It depends on the context. On this episode, Guy reviews the words that stem from the root ืฉ/ื™/ืจ and several well-known phrases that make use of them

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It Takes Real Courage

What do courage, poor acting, and pet adoption have to do with one other? They have the same Hebrew root ืืžืฆ. On this episode, Guy explains the word ืื•ืžืฅ, courage, and its root

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