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Learning Hebrew Slang

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A friend emailed me a link to this article from Haaretz: Street Tongue, the Hebrew they Never Taught You. It has a list of lots of common Hebrew slang (at least it is common for Israelis – this is the type of stuff they do not teach you at day school or pre-aliyah ulpan) that could be very useful reference for a new oleh.

(Technical note: you may have to change the page encoding in your browser to Hebrew to get the hebrew here to display properly. In Firefox you can do this through View –> Character Encoding –> (Mote –> Middle Eastern –> ) Hebrew. In Internet Explorer you can do this through View –> Encoding –> More –> Hebrew. If that doesn’t work, just use the English as a transliterated text for the proper pronunciations)

Written by Yaakov

November 14th, 2005 at 5:00 pm

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