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Streetwise Hebrew

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Streetwise Hebrew
Streetwise Hebrew

Streetwise Hebrew

TLV1 Radio

44
Followers
22
Plays
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About Us

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.

Latest Episodes

You Shouldn't Steal

In Hebrew, גנב (ganav) is a thief. Perhaps you already know its Yiddish pronunciation, ganef (גאַנעוו). But there are other, more exciting words that belong to the Hebrew root גנב, including several slang uses. Guy explains.

9 MIN4 d ago
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You Shouldn't Steal

Take a Look Around You

The Hebrew words סביב (saviv), סביבה (sviva), מסביב (misaviv), סבב (sevev), all come from the ס.ב.ב root. They also come in very handy in spoken Hebrew. So today, Guy explains the many words and phrases that stem from this interesting root.

11 MIN1 w ago
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Take a Look Around You

We Deserve Special Treatment

We all deserve to receive good customer service and to be treated with respect. But let's be real – that's not always the case. The Hebrew word יחס means treatment, attention, and service, while the plural יחסים means relations.

11 MIN2 w ago
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We Deserve Special Treatment

It's Time to Decide

“You decide.” “No you decide.” “No no, you decide!” So many decisions to make. On this episode, Guy talks about Hebrew words and phrases related to decision-making.

9 MIN3 w ago
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It's Time to Decide

You're So Wrong!

What Hebrew words and phrases can we use to disagree with someone? Which can be written in a reply online but not said to someone face to face? And which can be said but not written, and what intonation will give that extra oomph?

8 MINSEP 10
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You're So Wrong!

No Thanks!

Sometimes people offer us things that we simply don’t want. Telemarketing? No thanks. A leaflet about a new yoga studio around the corner? No thank you. What about an offering of a slice of cheesecake baked by your friend when you're on a diet? How do we decline an offer (politely or impolitely) in Hebrew?

9 MINSEP 3
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No Thanks!

Six Is a Beautiful Number

This week we celebrate our podcast’s sixth anniversary. Can you believe it? Six years, שש שנים. It's a good excuse to talk about שש, six, and its family of Hebrew words.

9 MINAUG 20
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Six Is a Beautiful Number

Don't Scare Me Like That!

How would we say, “you really scared me,” in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward? This week, Guy doesn't share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root פחד and its many words and phrases.

7 MINAUG 13
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Don't Scare Me Like That!

Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

So you're on summer holiday. Do you stay at a hotel or go for a house swap? Will you exchange currency? Who is filling in for you at work while you're gone? The Hebrew root חלפ is the focus of this week's episode.

10 MINAUG 6
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Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

What a Disappointment

There are times in life when we are left disappointed (me’uchzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew.

9 MINJUL 30
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What a Disappointment

Latest Episodes

You Shouldn't Steal

In Hebrew, גנב (ganav) is a thief. Perhaps you already know its Yiddish pronunciation, ganef (גאַנעוו). But there are other, more exciting words that belong to the Hebrew root גנב, including several slang uses. Guy explains.

9 MIN4 d ago
Comments
You Shouldn't Steal

Take a Look Around You

The Hebrew words סביב (saviv), סביבה (sviva), מסביב (misaviv), סבב (sevev), all come from the ס.ב.ב root. They also come in very handy in spoken Hebrew. So today, Guy explains the many words and phrases that stem from this interesting root.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Take a Look Around You

We Deserve Special Treatment

We all deserve to receive good customer service and to be treated with respect. But let's be real – that's not always the case. The Hebrew word יחס means treatment, attention, and service, while the plural יחסים means relations.

11 MIN2 w ago
Comments
We Deserve Special Treatment

It's Time to Decide

“You decide.” “No you decide.” “No no, you decide!” So many decisions to make. On this episode, Guy talks about Hebrew words and phrases related to decision-making.

9 MIN3 w ago
Comments
It's Time to Decide

You're So Wrong!

What Hebrew words and phrases can we use to disagree with someone? Which can be written in a reply online but not said to someone face to face? And which can be said but not written, and what intonation will give that extra oomph?

8 MINSEP 10
Comments
You're So Wrong!

No Thanks!

Sometimes people offer us things that we simply don’t want. Telemarketing? No thanks. A leaflet about a new yoga studio around the corner? No thank you. What about an offering of a slice of cheesecake baked by your friend when you're on a diet? How do we decline an offer (politely or impolitely) in Hebrew?

9 MINSEP 3
Comments
No Thanks!

Six Is a Beautiful Number

This week we celebrate our podcast’s sixth anniversary. Can you believe it? Six years, שש שנים. It's a good excuse to talk about שש, six, and its family of Hebrew words.

9 MINAUG 20
Comments
Six Is a Beautiful Number

Don't Scare Me Like That!

How would we say, “you really scared me,” in Hebrew? How about a horror film? A coward? This week, Guy doesn't share his deepest fears but rather explains the Hebrew root פחד and its many words and phrases.

7 MINAUG 13
Comments
Don't Scare Me Like That!

Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

So you're on summer holiday. Do you stay at a hotel or go for a house swap? Will you exchange currency? Who is filling in for you at work while you're gone? The Hebrew root חלפ is the focus of this week's episode.

10 MINAUG 6
Comments
Wait, I Need to Exchange Currency

What a Disappointment

There are times in life when we are left disappointed (me’uchzavim) and it would be helpful to know how to express this disappointment in Hebrew.

9 MINJUL 30
Comments
What a Disappointment