language

Hello, Your Honor

So you’ve learned some Hebrew verbs and nouns, but now you’re not sure how to properly address your 80 year old neighbor. Ma’am? גברתי? Mrs. Cohen? גברת כהן? Or is it fine to just use her first name?

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Lost in Translation

The word לתרגם, to translate, is important if you live in Israel and go to the cinema. Why? Because you want to make sure the Israeli film you’re about to watch has English subtitles.

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Overcoming Depression

The Israeli song לצאת מדיכאון is perhaps the song that best describes how an entire nation is feeling at this moment. It’s an appropriate time to talk about דיכאון, depression, and its root

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Release Me

The Hebrew word לשחרר means to release, to free. It is used often when speaking about the hostage crisis in Gaza. How else do we use לשחרר, and how do we say it in the passive?

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When Will They Be Released?

“When will the hostages be released?”, מתי הם ישתחררו, is what everyone in Israel is asking themselves. Guy explains how we talk about it in Hebrew

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Keep On Smiling

Especially these days, it’s important to keep on smiling and to try and stay optimistic. Guy explains how to smile in Hebrew

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Words of Encouragement

In time of war, we need to cheer one another up. How do we cheer on and provide words of encouragement to those around us in Hebrew? Guy explains

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Words of War

Israel is at war. There are a few words that we hear on the news all the time — words you should absolutely know

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You’re in Our Thoughts

What can you write to your family and friends in Israel during these difficult days of war? What’s appropriate at this moment? Guy has some ideas

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War

Israel is at war. Guy explains the word מלחמה and others from the same root, לחמ, that we hear on Israeli news coverage

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