375 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.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 723 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.

    I’m Not Built For This

    I’m Not Built For This

    An Argentinean architect listener of the podcast wrote to say that we had to do an episode about the word לבנות (livnot), which means to build. We don't have it in us to tear down his hopes

    • 11 min
    Renew Yourselves

    Renew Yourselves

    How do we congratulate a friend who closed on a new house? How about someone who just landed a new job? New partner? Today, Guy explains תתחדש

    • 10 min
    #193 Bored to Death (Rerun)

    #193 Bored to Death (Rerun)

    We were all kids once, and at least in Israel, during the summer holiday, we used to tell our parents, mesha’amem li, I am bored. Answers varied, as you can imagine, but let’s talk for a sec about boredom-bored-boring in Hebrew.

    • 9 min
    #113 Linguistic Healing: Welcome to Your Hebrew Clinic (Rerun)

    #113 Linguistic Healing: Welcome to Your Hebrew Clinic (Rerun)

    In Hebrew, רופא means “healer.” So how do you bless someone to get well soon? And how is the first name Raphael related to all this?

    • 7 min
    Hey Doc, I Caught A Cold

    Hey Doc, I Caught A Cold

    We all know the symptoms: Runny nose, cough, and headaches. What do Israelis say when they go to see their family doctor?

    • 9 min
    So What Did We Agree To?

    So What Did We Agree To?

    What happens when there's a disagreement between us and a service provider about money or arrival time? We check what was agreed upon and point to the facts. Guy explains.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
723 Ratings

723 Ratings

yakobovitch ,

Great show

Love this podcast

Hrabinowitz ,

I love this bite-size, fun show

Every weekly episode is worth the 10 minutes of your time. I particularly enjoy Guy's use of songs and advertising to illustrate the concepts he's discussing. The show is always educational, never pedantic. The best way to keep current with the way Hebrew is spoken today. I wouldn't miss a single episode.

ljp in Zichron ,

Guy is the man!

Fantastic fun and brilliant. I’m trying to catch up on all 370+ podcasts. I’ve recommended it to everyone I know who is learning Hebrew. Love it and wish I could have Guy as my full time 40 hour a week Hebrew tutor. I’d be fluent and then could go learn Mandarin like him.

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