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In Hebrew, עצור means stop!, imperative. When driving in Israel, if you suddenly hear עצור בצד (atsor ba-tsad) blaring from a loudspeaker, you better know what to do. Guy explains. Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon   New Words and Expressio... Details
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Part of learning a new language is knowing when to speak properly and when you’re free to let loose. Today Guy Sharett explains how to downgrade your upmarket Ulpan Hebrew to street level. Listen to the Hebrew Episode on Patreon   New Words and Expre... Details
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In Hebrew, עין הרע means the Evil Eye. There are folks here in Israel who perform ceremonies to get rid of עין הרע. On this episode, Guy explains the word רע (ra), and also discusses nasty gossip and the campaign to rid our society of it. As part of ... Details
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“Let’s stay in touch,” “Something has to change,” “It’s not you, it’s me” – all languages have these disingenuous, non-committal and empty phrases. So how do we say them in Hebrew? Hear the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon   New Words and Expressions: A... Details
06:06
11/01/2021
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The Hebrew word טוב means good. How would we use טוב when speaking to a well-behaving female dog? How about a male dog? The difference, as it turns out, is more than just changing the feminine/masculine form. And how about the saying, ‘for your own g... Details
11:30
10/25/2021
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The Hebrew word אישור can mean to “green light” a new project. So what does a friend request on social media have to do with it? Guy explains. As part of our podcast’s 8th birthday celebrations, we are giving all Streetwise Hebrew podcast listeners $... Details
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10/11/2021
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Does it make sense to dedicate an entire podcast episode to… nothing? Yes, yes it does! The word כלום, which means “nothing,” often comes in the form of a double negative. Guy explains. As part of our podcast’s 8th birthday celebrations, we are givin... Details
11:09
10/04/2021
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Every so often, Israeli tax authorities launch a public campaign targeting tax evaders. So how do we say in Hebrew evaders, evade, evasion, and other goodies from root עלמ in the hif’il verb format? Guy explains. As part of our podcast’s 8th birthday... Details
10:50
9/28/2021
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The word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing.’ In hitpael, the meaning becomes ‘to ignore,’ useful when you need to ignore someone, some thing, or more specifically in our case, dogs. We’ll also cover what to do when you accidentally send someone... Details
10:07
9/21/2021
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The Hebrew word נעלם means ‘disappeared’ or ‘is missing,’ and in order to use it in different contexts, you’ll need to know how to conjugate it. Also, what can science tell us about creating a real cloak of invisibility? Please don’t disappear on us!... Details
11:26
9/13/2021
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The Hebrew word נסיעה, which means a ride, drive, or trip, comes in handy in a country like Israel, where it often seems like everyone’s away on a trip or they can’t stop talking about planning their next one. As part of our podcast’s 8th birthday c... Details
09:32
8/24/2021
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Have you been to an inner-child workshop? If not, I think the universe is trying to tell you something. How does the new age lingo of spiritual enlightenment sound in Hebrew? Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon   New Words and Expressions: Ze... Details
09:45
8/16/2021
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These days, it seems as if everything is measured by ratings and rankings. Businesses ask us to rate them even before we’ve left their doors. It’s all a bit too much sometimes. So how do we rank something in Hebrew? Guy explains the root דרג which in... Details
09:10
8/09/2021
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The Hebrew word נוגע means touching and, just like in English, it has both a physical and emotional meaning. The root starts with the letter נ (nun), but in certain words based on this root, the נ disappears! Guy explains. Listen to the All-Hebrew Ep... Details
08:36
7/26/2021
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The Hebrew dictionary says that מוצלח means “successful, accomplished.” But as Guy explains, מוצלח has some interesting nuanced uses that you really should discover. Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon   New Words and Expressions: “Yossi, yel... Details
07:55
7/19/2021
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The Hebrew word להצליח means to succeed, but there’s much more to it than just that. In past tense, we use הצליח to compliment a baker on their delicious cake, the owner of a well-behaved dog and even a parent whose child is an absolute sweetheart. L... Details
08:44
7/12/2021
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Nothing pairs better with a hot and humid Israeli summer than מזגן, air conditioning. So what should we say to the taxi driver who's got all the windows rolled down? And why did the air temperature in our trains make such big national headlines? List... Details
09:16
6/28/2021
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What does the phrase תן לו להתבשל (‘ten lo lehitbashel’) mean? As Guy will explain, we can use the verb להתבשל, which means to let something cook, not only when speaking about vegetables, but also about… people! Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Pa... Details
09:36
6/21/2021
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The Hebrew word בישול means cooking, but it is also used on the football field and in police investigations. Interesting, right? Bonus: A special Israeli-Berliner way to ask for the bill. Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon https://www.patreo... Details
09:08
6/15/2021
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The Hebrew word העברה (ha’avara) means a transfer of something or someone, usually from one place to another. The transfer could involve money, digital files, and even… football players! Listen to the All-Hebrew Episode on Patreon https://www.patreon... Details
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