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Streetwise Hebrew

TLV1 Studios

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Streetwise Hebrew

Streetwise Hebrew

TLV1 Studios

53
Followers
74
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

#10 Politeness in Hebrew (Rerun)

People say that Israelis can come across as rude. Are we simply too direct? Contrary to popular belief, there are ways to be courteous in modern Hebrew.

6 min6 d ago
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#10 Politeness in Hebrew (Rerun)

Strengthened Coffee and Upgraded Pizza?

What do we mean when we say in Hebrew קפה מחוזק (roughly translated as strengthened coffee), and is it legitimate to drink it at 1:30 PM? Or when we say הוא מתחזק (he’s getting stronger) about someone? It's not what you might think.

15 min1 w ago
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Strengthened Coffee and Upgraded Pizza?

Hold This for a Second, Will You?

It's asked as a question but it's actually a statement: ?תחזיק רגע That's how we ask a friend to hold our bags. And how would we say, “I think highly of him” (or not so highly)?

12 min2 w ago
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Hold This for a Second, Will You?

What Are Some of Your Strengths?

Israelis sometimes use a single word to review a movie or tv series: “!חזק” So what are they trying to convey and how else can we use the word חזק?

10 min3 w ago
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What Are Some of Your Strengths?

Searching for Deeper Meaning

The Hebrew word לחפש means “to search for.” So what does “המורה סתם מחפש אותי” or “לכי חפשי ת’חברים שלך” mean? Both are slang and they don't mean what you might think they mean!

9 minSEP 15
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Searching for Deeper Meaning

Here, Try This!

The word לנסות, to try, is very handy in everyday conversation. People always say, “try this” or “don't try that.” So on this episode, Guy tries to explain it all.

10 minSEP 8
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Here, Try This!

“Ve,” “Va” or “Oo”

Vé- is sometimes pronounced Va- or Oo-, depending on the usage. So when is the letter ו at the beginning of a word pronounced Vé, Va or Oo? And should Hebrew learners invest their time to learn these elaborate rules?

11 minAUG 25
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“Ve,” “Va” or “Oo”

Yea or Nay?

The word נגד means against,” and its root gives us the Hebrew words for contrast, contradiction and conflict. We'll also head over to the Knesset in Jerusalem to hear an up or down vote take place.

10 minAUG 18
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Yea or Nay?

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 minAUG 4
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Last Boarding Call for Flight #303 to Hebrewville

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 minJUL 28
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My Condolences To You And Your Family

Latest Episodes

#10 Politeness in Hebrew (Rerun)

People say that Israelis can come across as rude. Are we simply too direct? Contrary to popular belief, there are ways to be courteous in modern Hebrew.

6 min6 d ago
Comments
#10 Politeness in Hebrew (Rerun)

Strengthened Coffee and Upgraded Pizza?

What do we mean when we say in Hebrew קפה מחוזק (roughly translated as strengthened coffee), and is it legitimate to drink it at 1:30 PM? Or when we say הוא מתחזק (he’s getting stronger) about someone? It's not what you might think.

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Strengthened Coffee and Upgraded Pizza?

Hold This for a Second, Will You?

It's asked as a question but it's actually a statement: ?תחזיק רגע That's how we ask a friend to hold our bags. And how would we say, “I think highly of him” (or not so highly)?

12 min2 w ago
Comments
Hold This for a Second, Will You?

What Are Some of Your Strengths?

Israelis sometimes use a single word to review a movie or tv series: “!חזק” So what are they trying to convey and how else can we use the word חזק?

10 min3 w ago
Comments
What Are Some of Your Strengths?

Searching for Deeper Meaning

The Hebrew word לחפש means “to search for.” So what does “המורה סתם מחפש אותי” or “לכי חפשי ת’חברים שלך” mean? Both are slang and they don't mean what you might think they mean!

9 minSEP 15
Comments
Searching for Deeper Meaning

Here, Try This!

The word לנסות, to try, is very handy in everyday conversation. People always say, “try this” or “don't try that.” So on this episode, Guy tries to explain it all.

10 minSEP 8
Comments
Here, Try This!

“Ve,” “Va” or “Oo”

Vé- is sometimes pronounced Va- or Oo-, depending on the usage. So when is the letter ו at the beginning of a word pronounced Vé, Va or Oo? And should Hebrew learners invest their time to learn these elaborate rules?

11 minAUG 25
Comments
“Ve,” “Va” or “Oo”

Yea or Nay?

The word נגד means against,” and its root gives us the Hebrew words for contrast, contradiction and conflict. We'll also head over to the Knesset in Jerusalem to hear an up or down vote take place.

10 minAUG 18
Comments
Yea or Nay?

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 minAUG 4
Comments
Last Boarding Call for Flight #303 to Hebrewville

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 minJUL 28
Comments
My Condolences To You And Your Family
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