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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.

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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.

    Did I Tell You Where I’m Traveling to This Summer?

    Did I Tell You Where I’m Traveling to This Summer?

    The Hebrew word נסיעה (a ride/drive/trip) comes in handy in a country like Israel, where it often seems like everyone's away on a trip or are planning their next one

    • 9 min
    #89 We’re All Going on a Summer Hofesh (Rerun)

    #89 We’re All Going on a Summer Hofesh (Rerun)

    It’s summertime and everybody is going somewhere for hofesh, holiday. That being the case, lets go over vacation-related terminology in Hebrew

    • 10 min
    The Spiritually Enlightened

    The Spiritually Enlightened

    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?

    • 9 min
    Stairway to Heaven

    Stairway to Heaven

    These days, it seems as if everything is measured by ratings and rankings. So how do we rank something in Hebrew? Guy explains the root דרג which includes within it the Hebrew words for army rank, escalators and the highest echelons

    • 9 min
    Who Touched My Stuff!?

    Who Touched My Stuff!?

    The word נוגע means touching and, just like in English, it has both a physical and emotional meaning. The root starts with נ, but in certain words based on this root, the נ disappears!

    • 8 min
    That Date Was Somewhat Successful

    That Date Was Somewhat Successful

    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, yeled sheli mutslach” – Yossi, my perfect boy – יוסי, ילד שלי מוצלח
    Lehatsliach (Hif’il) – To succeed – להצליח
    Mutslach – Good, excellent, perfect, successful – מוצלח
    “Eich legadel yeladim mutslachim yoter” – How to raise outstanding children – איך לגדל ילדים מוצלחים יותר
    “Ha-achayot ha-mutslachot sheli” – My perfect sisters – האחיות המוצלחות שלי
    Hinne shuv achalti yoter midai – Here again, I ate too much – הנה שוב אכלתי יותר מדיי
    Im lo hayiti kacha, ulai hayiti mutslachat – If I wasn’t like that, I might have been a better person – אם לא הייתי ככה, אולי הייתי מוצלחת
    Ha-date haya mamash mutslach – The date was really great – הדייט היה ממש מוצלח
    Ha-date lo haya mutslach – The date was not great – הדייט לא היה מוצלח
    Ha-yeshiva hayta mutslachat – The meeting was great – הישיבה הייתה מוצלחת
    Ha-yeshiva lo hayta mutslachat – The meeting was not great – הישיבה לא הייתה מוצלחת
    Ze lo seret mutslach – This movie is not great – זה לא סרט מוצלח
    Zot taarucha lo mutslachat – This exhibition is not great – זאת לא תערוכה מוצלחת 
    Ze lo haya raayon kaze mutslach – It wasn’t such an amazing idea – זה לא היה רעיון כזה מוצלח
    Ze atar pachot mutslach – This website is not great – זה אתר פחות מוצלח
    “Lihyot be-tik-tok ze lo omer she-hacheshbon mutslach” – To be on Tik-Tok doesn’t mean that the account is successful – להיות בטיקטוק זה לא אומר שהחשבון מוצלח
    Maavar mutslach! – Have a good move! – מעבר מוצלח
    Misada mutslachat meod – A great restaurant – מסעדה מוצלחת מאוד
    “Lo tsalachti et ha-perek ha-rishon” – I didn’t get through watching the first episode – לא צלחתי את הפרק הראשון
    Lo tsalachti et ha-sefer – I didn’t get through this book – לא צלחתי את הספר
     
    Playlist and Clips:
    Ha-tarnegolim – Yossi, Yeled Sheli Mutslach (lyrics)
    Yeladim mutslachim yoter
    Ha-achayot ha-mutslachot sheli – trailer
    Aya Korem – Hinne Shuv (lyrics)
    Ep. 151 – Intensifiers and superlatives
    Ep. 223 – Eich

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 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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