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Who’s To Blame?

After the terrible tragedy in Har Meron, public calls to find those responsible, ื”ืืฉืžื™ื, grow louder. In order to better understand what’s going on in Israeli media, Guy felt it was necessary to cover the shoresh ืืฉืž

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How To Appropriately Stress Hebrew Words

This episode is all about the location of the stress we place on spoken Hebrew words and names, and what happens when we shift that emphasis around. Guy explains why the way Israelis and Americans say “Mazal Tov” differs so greatly

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Unprecedented!

This is the 4th and final episode dedicated to the root ืง-ื“-ืž. How do we say, โ€œright of way,โ€ โ€œunprecedented pricesโ€ and the โ€œPre-Eurovision contestโ€ in Hebrew?

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Shall We Meet Earlier?

Believe it or not, we Israelis aren’t always running late. Some of us even tend to arrive ahead of schedule. Yes, you read that right. We even have a special verb which means โ€˜to arrive ahead of timeโ€™

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I Got Promoted!

โ€œHey! Check out my Facebook page, and my Twitter, oh, and my TikTok account, and donโ€™t forget my Instagram page.โ€ In Hebrew this is called ืงื™ื“ื•ื ืขืฆืžื™, self promotion. Guy explains words and phrases related to promotion, all derived from the root ืง-ื“-ืž

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We’re Making Progress!

There’s a fairly new Hebrew slang term out in the wild which means โ€œmove on!โ€ We Israelis say, ืชืชืงื“ื! The root ืงื“ืž in the binyan hitpael form will be the focus of today’s episode

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Are You Vaccinated?

Everyone’s talking about ื—ื™ืกื•ื ื™ื, vaccinations, and so will we! It’s another opportunity to review the Hebrew verb format combo we should know by heart: piel-pual-hitpael. To get your weekly dose, just press play!

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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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