Streetwise Hebrew

A bite-size podcast showcasing modern Hebrew and its slang. Host Guy Sharett explains what we can learn about Israeli psyche, society, and culture through the Hebrew language.

https://tlv1.fm/streetwisehebrew

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episode 267: Six Is a Beautiful Number


This week we celebrate our podcast’s sixth anniversary. Can you believe it? Six years, שש שנים. It's a good excuse to talk about שש, six, and its family of Hebrew words.


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episode 266: #266 Don't Scare Me Like That!


How would we say, “you really scared me,” in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward? This week, Guy doesn't share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root פחד and its many words and phrases.


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episode 265: #265 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 חלפ is the focus of this week's episode.


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episode 264: #264 What a Disappointment


There are times in life when we are left disappointed (me’uchzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew.


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episode 263: #263 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.


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episode 262: #262 Making a Profit


The word revach רווח means profit, gain, benefit, and a few other things. You'll benefit greatly from learning the root רוח, we promise.


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 2019-07-16  10m
 
 

episode 261: #261 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?


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 2019-07-09  7m
 
 

episode 260: #260 This Cake Is “End of the Road”


In Hebrew, סוף סוף (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 סוף, end?


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 2019-07-02  9m
 
 

episode 259: #259 Shalom Stranger


How do we greet a stranger in the elevator, in Hebrew? How about a neighbor from our building? Could we perhaps just look down and not say anything at all? Guy presents a concise guide to Israeli elevator etiquette 101.


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 2019-06-25  9m
 
 

episode 258: #258 Hold on Tight and Don't Let Go


Letting go of someone or something can be a difficult thing to do. How do we let it all go, in Hebrew? Guy explains.


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 2019-06-18  10m