streetwise hebrew

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?

No Thanks!

Sometimes people offer us things that we simply donโ€™t 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?

Six Is a Beautiful Number

This week we celebrate our podcastโ€™s sixth anniversary. Can you believe it? Six years, ืฉืฉ ืฉื ื™ื. It’s a good excuse to talk about ืฉืฉ, six, and its family of Hebrew words.

Don’t Scare Me Like That!

How would we say, โ€œyou really scared me,โ€ in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward? This week, Guy doesn’t share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root ืคื—ื“ and its many words and phrases.

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 ื—ืœืค is the focus of this week’s episode.

What a Disappointment

There are times in life when we are left disappointed (meโ€™uchzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew. On this episode, Guy covers this special four letter root ืื›ื–ื‘ and checks Twitter to see what disappoints Israelis the most.

Does It Come with a Side Dish?

Ok, so you know how to order schnitzel in an Israeli restaurant. But what about asking for an extra plate? For a non-spicy dish? Extra parsley? Or maybe you need to notify the kitchen of a food allergy.

Making a Profit

The word revach ืจื•ื•ื— means profit, gain, benefit, and a few other things. You’ll benefit greatly from learning the root ืจื•ื—, we promise.

Mm Hm, That’s Exactly Right

How do we agree with someone in Hebrew? How do we say, I hear you, totally, yeah, right, spot on, exactly?

This Cake Is โ€œEnd of the Roadโ€

In Hebrew, ืกื•ืฃ ืกื•ืฃ (sof-sof) means at last. Sof-sof can also mean finally, but not in all situations. Confusing, right? And how would we say final and infinite in Hebrew, which are derived from the word ืกื•ืฃ, end?