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Searching for Deeper Meaning

The Hebrew word ืœื—ืคืฉ means โ€œto search for.โ€ So what does โ€œื”ืžื•ืจื” ืกืชื ืžื—ืคืฉ ืื•ืชื™โ€ or โ€œืœื›ื™ ื—ืคืฉื™ ืชโ€™ื—ื‘ืจื™ื ืฉืœืšโ€ mean? Both are slang and they don’t mean what you might think they mean!

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Here, Try This!

The word ืœื ืกื•ืช, to try, is very handy in everyday conversation. People always say, โ€œtry thisโ€ or โ€œdon’t try that.โ€ So on this episode, Guy tries to explain it all.

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โ€œVe,โ€ โ€œVaโ€ or โ€œOoโ€

Vรฉ- is sometimes pronounced Va- or Oo-, depending on the usage. So when is the letter ื• at the beginning of a word pronounced Vรฉ, Va or Oo? And should Hebrew learners invest their time to learn these elaborate rules?

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Yea or Nay?

The word ื ื’ื“ means against,โ€ and its root gives us the Hebrew words for contrast, contradiction and conflict. We’ll also head over to the Knesset in Jerusalem to hear an up or down vote take place.

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Last Boarding Call for Flight #303 to Hebrewville

In this episode, Guy covers the different words and meanings derived from the root ืง.ืจ.ื, like how to say, โ€œCall an ambulanceโ€, โ€œLetโ€™s call a spade a spade,โ€ and perhaps the most useful sentence of all, โ€œLet me read to you the text he sent me.โ€

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My Condolences To You And Your Family

In Hebrew, ื ื—ืžื” means consolation, comfort. Itโ€™s also a womanโ€™s name. The difference comes down to pronunciation. Today Guy explains how to give your condolences and how to jokingly comfort a friend who was delivered a cold pizza.

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Did You Just Cancel on Me?

For the first time in its history, the Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled, all because the Coronavirus. How do we say โ€œto cancelโ€ in Hebrew, in the present? How about in the past? And what army radio comm talk breached the divide and made its way to civilian slang?

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300th Episode Special! Hebrew Bloopers From Around the World

Join us in celebrating our 300th episode with the best ืคืกืคื•ืกื™ื, bloopers, by Hebrew learners around the world.

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Workers Needed!

When job hunting, the Hebrew word ื“ืจื•ืฉื™ื, wanted, is what you’ll find written on job ads. Guy also talks about a slang term that, well, doesn’t hold anything back. A real hitter, one could say.

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We’ve All Got Our Limits

The word ื’ื‘ื•ืœ means border, boundary and limit. Its root provides us words like restrictions, limitations, and disabilities. So how would we say, โ€œthis offer is available for a limited time onlyโ€? Guy explains.

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