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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 8m. Bisher sind 320 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

episode 289: Check Your Temperature!

The מדחום could be our best friend or worst nightmare. For some, it determines whether they can go out or must stay quarantined. On this episode, Guy covers all you need to know about למדוד חום.



episode 288: If We're Quarantined, Then Let's Do It in Style

The Hebrew word בידוד, quarantine, will likely be the word of the year. So it's appropriate that Guy discusses its root, ב.ד.ד, and covers some of the Hebrew words derived from it, like isolation, insulation and solitude.



#146 You Can't Google This Stuff

In this day and age, techie terms like "link," "upload" and "search" are crucial to know.



episode 287: Come On, “Flow” With Me Here

What does it mean when an Israeli says, זרום איתי (zrom iti), flow with me? And what is זרם הגולף? Guy goes with the flow and explains it all.



episode 286: Hamburgers & Upgrades: Foreign Words in Hebrew

Guy explains what happens to foreign words when they start feeling comfortable in their new Israeli home.


 2020-03-03  11m

episode 285: Dead Tired or Just a Bit Crazy?

Slang usage of the word קרוע (ka’rua), literally meaning ‘torn’, is fascinating because when someone says it about themselves, it means one thing, and when the same is said about them behind their back, it means something completely...


 2020-02-25  13m

episode 284: Improve Your Hebrew With These 4 Tools

Guy demonstrates how to use 4 valuable online tools he thinks every Hebrew learner should know.


 2020-02-18  9m

#157 "You Want a Juice?" "No": Translating Israeli Brevity

Guy explains exactly what is going on in the Israeli brain when speaking English in seemingly curt, abrupt, and even rude ways.


 2020-02-11  8m

What's Your 'Matsav'?

'Matsav' means situation, state, or condition, but it can be used in lots of different idioms; Guy Sharett takes us through them all.


 2020-02-04  6m

#149 Irony and a Watermelon

Guy talks about expressing irony, cynicism and sarcasm in Hebrew.


 2020-01-28  7m