Today we talk about bureaucracy in Israel. So we Israelis are not the most polite people on earth, but from time to time even we say "I am sorry" and "excuse me. And what can you answer back? And how is it all connected to Korean? Listen and find out. Here are some words and phrases we mention.
For the meaning, you'll have to listen to the podcast: When we need to use a foreign word in Hebrew, what do we do? Do we take it as is, or do we invite it to come along and wear Hebrew clothes? And how did my Dad say the word "Washington"? Israelis are playing it tough most of the time. Could I have a napkin? Ata yakhol latet li mapit bevakasha? Can you give me a napkin please? Will you be able to give me a napkin?
Ba lecha laasot et ze achshav? Do you feel like doing it now? Ba lach lekalef et ha-avocado? Relationships are sometimes hard for everybody all around the world. Hebrew has some cool slang terms to use with our beloved partners when in need. And what's the connection to the Ashdod Port? Often the 'real' imperative of our language sounds archaic to us, so we use the future instead. Here's a short manual to the Hebrew imperative. Paal verbs - usually in 'real' imperative "Dog verbs": Just put 'al' before the future.
Listen to our lovey dovey podcast. Words we learned today: Why do we sometimes repeat the same word twice in Hebrew? Today we'll talk about reduplication in Hebrewand Yeled Ra What's written in the photo and what's the pun? Why don't we have good service in Israel? And how do you ask the waiter for recommendations if you're not sure what to order? Yes, you can learn Hebrew from pop culture. This time we decided to check out reality show Hebrew: We took one episode of The X Factor Israel and wrote down all the adjectives used there.
Which ones made it to the top? So, let's talk about tenses in modern Hebrew. Cursing drivers is our national sport. Here are a few tools you can use inthe next Israeli traffic light. The word Sho'a, Holocaust, used to be a sacred word. Like many loaded words, we used and reused it. Now you can hear people using Sho'a in totally different contexts.
Press 'play' to hear more. Amud Ha-esh music by Shem Tov Levy. Listen to the podcast, and write us on FB what you think about our problem. Kombina is one of the most salient features of Israeli society.
In order to survive in this country, one needs to fend for oneself, using all possible means: Contacts, resourcefulness and creative ideas. Some Israelis say we are even 'Medinat Kombina', a 'kombina' state. So how do you use this word, and how can you even turn it into a verb? But what do Israelis mean by "call me sometime ba-tsohorayim"? And when is 'achar ha-tsohorayim'? Press 'play' to find out. Politeness in Hebrew - People say that Israelis can sometimes be rude when speaking.
Or are we simply too direct? Contrary to common belief, we dohave ways to be courteous in modern Hebrew. Want to know how? It's stories of five Israeli families, with interesting language layers. There are many things you can do on your own, at home. In Arabic it means your friend, but what's the meaning in Hebrew? And there's even a verb, lehistahbek. Hebrew's default is masculine form. But what happens when a navigation application speaks to women as if they were guys? The word kvar, meaning "already," has so many functions in modern Hebrew, that we decided to dedicate a whole show to this wonder.
Polish mother or Jewish mother? What does Ima Polanyia mean in contemporary Hebrew? How do you end a message, sms or email in Hebrew?
So many options, so little time. How do you say 'dude' in Hebrew? Yitzhak Rabin's funeral Nov. May 08 What's the Hebrew language connection between the following: Mar 13 "Lahshov" means to think, a crucial word and root. Feb 27 "Linhog" means to drive, but when its root nun-hey-gimmel is taken to other verb formats, it takes on new meanings that tell us how to behave, how to lead, and more. Feb 20 Today we are covering the root shavar, which gives Hebrew its words for break, broke, broken.
Feb 13 How do you say Thai food in Hebrew? Jan 23 Halom is a dream in Hebrew, plural, Halomot. Jan 16 The Tel Aviv municipality launched a new campaign to encourage people to pick up after their dogs.
Jan 02 Almost everybody knows the word chutzpah, audacity, brash behaviour. Nov 28 Gay marriage is new to the world, and Hebrew, a gender-based language, has to face the music and find new ways to talk about it.
Oct 31 Guy's recent Skype chat with Patrons covered, among other things, California's wildfires and Hebrew podcasts produced by the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation.
Sep 26 Everybody is going somewhere for the high holidays here in Israel! Sep 19 Life in Israel is always exciting! Aug 29 Fair warning: Aug 22 Sometimes one needs to whine 'lekater' and to go over the top.
Aug 04 StreetWise Hebrew gets scientific: Aug 01 Four years ago, we aired our first show, and this month, in August , we are celebrating more than 1. Jul 25 So you went to buy clothes in a Tel Avivi shop. Jul 18 It's so hot in Tel Aviv, you cannot believe it.
Jul 11 A teenager in central Tel Aviv said something to his friend on the phone that made Guy think: Jul 04 How do you tell someone not to do something in Hebrew? Jun 27 'Nehmad' means 'nice' or 'lovely', but often 'nice' is just not enough for what we want to say. Jun 06 The word 'lidfok' in Hebrew is to knock or hit. May 23 We always talk about what's around the corner or why it's a bad idea to cut them, but never the corner itself.
May 16 So you're shopping around for a short-sleeved shirt, and stop for an espresso. Apr 25 Think you already know Hebrew inside out? Apr 04 Some say kissing is a universal language. Mar 28 Let's face it; you don't want to watch that movie your friends are going to see.
Jan 24 So you're in Israel. Jan 03 'Nai'm' means pleasant, or nice. Dec 13 So you just saw the coolest concert, and then your friend made you the best soup you've ever tasted. Oct 11 Repeat the mantra: Sep 20 Does your Hebrew improve after a couple "lechayims"? Aug 30 One of the first words Israeli children learn is "kacha" - "like this" - especially when they keep asking "lama?
Aug 23 "Hu ta'an" means "he loaded" or "charged," like charging a phone. Aug 16 "Sha Aug 02 Today we're getting negative. Jun 28 Over the next three weeks we'll be airing pieces of the Skype chat host Guy Sharett had with some of our Patrons in March. Jun 21 In a country where everybody tells you what to do, how to do it, and when, it's only natural the word "adif" - "it's preferable" - would be a word you hear every day.
Jun 07 "Lefargen" is a rather special word with no simple translation into English. May 17 Listen up! May 10 Today's episode is all about "mazal tov.
May 03 One of the first things we learn to say in a foreign language is "how much does it cost? Apr 26 "You guys look so alike, it's crazy! Apr 19 Asking for the bill is one of the most important things to learn in any language. Apr 12 Are you playing by the "klalim"? Apr 05 In Hebrew we like to set meetings, rendezvous, appointments.
Mar 22 "Ligmor" means to finish, but also to reach orgasm. Mar 15 "She'ar" - "the rest," is our week's theme. Mar 01 The root "nun-pei-lamed" is all about falling - "lipol" means "to fall. Jan 20 The word "miss" has many meanings in English: Jan 12 You probably know that ochel kasher is "kosher food. Dec 01 "I don't know" is one of the most important things you need to know how to say in any language.
Nov 24 Sometimes we're just "in basa" - in a state of annoyance, not really angry, but just bummed. Nov 10 The Middle East is a place where people swear "on the honor of their mom" without thinking too much. Nov 03 Even advanced learners have difficulties with the pagash-nifgash verb forms, both meaning 'he met. Oct 27 The word for "support" - "tmicha" - is vastly used in Hebrew, mainly in the context of tech support. Oct 20 The word "dkira" - "stabbing" - is unfortunately becoming the soundtrack to our lives here in Israel at the moment.
Sep 22 How do we sleep in Hebrew? Sep 08 Hebrew has this interesting structure: Jul 28 TLV1 Radio, the home of our podcast, has a few more shows for you to check out. Jul 14 How come some mistakes in a foreign language sound worse than others? Jun 09 Enough is enough! May 26 Host Guy Sharett shares his top 10 tips on how to rejuvenate your linguistic inner self: May 12 How do we give in Hebrew?
Mar 31 Making your Hebrew sound truly conversational is an important but tricky skill. Mar 24 Yad means hand, but also so much more. Mar 10 Lior Peleg, our beloved editor and technical producer, is leaving us. Feb 17 The Greek philosopher Plato taught us that knowledge is recollection. Feb 10 Lots of Hebrew learners find it hard to discern between 'speak,' 'talk,' and 'tell' when they talk with their Israeli friends, colleagues, classmates, and flatmates.
Jan 13 This week, we dedicate our show to Paris and France, as a tribute to our Parisians friends who are going through a difficult phase. Jan 06 Everyone in Israel is talking about March Dec 30 There is one thing we Israelis dread above all: Nov 11 Chayim, life, is a word that has a huge career in Hebrew, in Israeli slang and even across oceans and seas.
Nov 04 The word met means dying and the word lamoot means to die, but today, Guy Sharett teaches us how we use these words as cool and happy Hebrew slang terms. Oct 21 The word 'stam' can mean many things in Hebrew: Oct 14 Listen to anyone talking on their phone on an Israeli bus and the chances are you'll hear them utter the word 'nachon' 'right' every few seconds.
Sep 16 Guy Sharett takes us through the root of the word erev 'evening' , and explains what it's got to do with 'the West. Sep 09 Yaffe means 'beautiful,' but the noun yofi - 'beauty' - is used in Modern Hebrew to mean 'Great! Sep 02 This week Guy does something a little bit different. Jul 28 Everyone's talking about the hafsakat-esh, or 'ceasefire. Jul 15 Mamad is a protected room we Israelis got intimately familiar with during the operation in Gaza.
Jul 08 "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. Jun 17 One of the most used words in Israeli slang is actually from Arabic. May 13 Gadol, 'big,' and its root, g. May 05 For the Israeli Independence Day we talk today about ksharim, connections. Apr 28 Israelis are obsessed with their head, rosh, in Hebrew. Apr 22 Coffee culture is everywhere in Israel.
Apr 01 Elohim means God in Hebrew. Mar 24 Ayin means eye in Hebrew. Mar 18 The word Tachles is doing an amazing comeback to spoken Hebrew in the last few years. Mar 11 Let's talk about trains in Hebrew.
Feb 18 So we Israelis are not the most polite people on earth, but from time to time even we say "I am sorry" and "excuse me. Feb 11 When we need to use a foreign word in Hebrew, what do we do?
Feb 04 Israelis are playing it tough most of the time. Jan 28 Relationships are sometimes hard for everybody all around the world. Jan 14 Imperative in Hebrew: Dec 31 Why do we sometimes repeat the same word twice in Hebrew? Dec 24 Why don't we have good service in Israel? Dec 17 Yes, you can learn Hebrew from pop culture. Nov 26 Cursing drivers is our national sport. Nov 19 The word Sho'a, Holocaust, used to be a sacred word.
Nov 05 Kombina is one of the most salient features of Israeli society. Oct 29 'Tsohorayim' is noon time. Oct 15 Politeness in Hebrew - People say that Israelis can sometimes be rude when speaking. Sep 24 What's "sahbak"? Sep 17 Hebrew's default is masculine form. SevinarCunoT is unikalurimis mimdevrad miiCnevda, tradiciebi, romlebsac asepolarizacia ganicada. Cveni winaprebi wlisrmavda, zogi ki, samwux-arod, CamoSorda relig- ra Tqma unda, opti-iur cxovrebas.
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