300 episodes

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.

Streetwise Hebrew TLV1 Studios

    • Language Learning
    • 5.0, 46 Ratings

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.

    Last Boarding Call for Flight #303 to Hebrewville

    Last Boarding Call for Flight #303 to Hebrewville

    In this episode, Guy covers the different words and meanings derived from the root ק.ר.א, like how to say, “Call an ambulance”, “Let’s call a spade a spade,” and perhaps most useful sentence of all, “Let me read to you the text he sent me.”

    • 12 min
    My Condolences To You And Your Family

    My Condolences To You And Your Family

    In Hebrew, נחמה means consolation, comfort. It’s also a woman’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.

    • 12 min
    Rerun #110 Improving Your Hebrew is a Matter of “Inyan”

    Rerun #110 Improving Your Hebrew is a Matter of “Inyan”

    In Hebrew, עניין (inyan) means matter, business, or thing. Many Hebrew learners confuse מעוניין and מתעניין, often switching between them as if they are one and the same, which they are not. So in this episode, Guy explains these important differences.

    • 9 min
    Did You Just Cancel on Me?

    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 “to cancel” 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?

    • 10 min
    300th Episode Special! Hebrew Bloopers From Around the World

    300th Episode Special! Hebrew Bloopers From Around the World

    Join us in celebrating our 300th episode with the best פספוסים, bloopers, by Hebrew learners around the world.

    • 24 min
    Workers Needed!

    Workers Needed!

    When job hunting, the Hebrew word דרושים, 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.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

dbsLondon ,

Innovative and insightful

I’m so pleased I’ve come across this podcast....such a great mix of high level bite size teaching kept really interesting with songs, media, poems, historical examples etc! Although you can listen on the go, I find it best sat with a notebook so I can jot down a couple of things as I listen. Guy, thanks so much!

Vagabond of St Albans ,

So Engaging!

I just discovered these bite sized episodes and love them !

Val Mond ,

Brilliant!

Streetwise Hebrew is Fantabulous!
It is keeping me alive in the longest Covid lockdown in the world - somewhere in the Gulf. Toda Raba -alf Shuk

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