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Real World Hebrew: Slang Posted by on Jun 30, 2013

Hebrew is a living language. It’s always creating or borrowing new words from other languages. Most of the slang used today originates from the Big Orange (תל־אביב – Tel Aviv) itself and spreads throughout Israel pretty fast. There’s a word equivalent to “dude” or “girl”. For a guy, you’d use אורדון (ur-dun) and for a…

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Exploring Israel: The Sea of Galilee Posted by on Jun 24, 2013

The Sea of Galilee (Hebrew: יָם כִּנֶּרֶת – Arabic: بحيرة طبرية‎), is the largest freshwater lake in Israel situated near the Golan Heights, in the Jordan Rift Valley. It is also the lowest freshwater lake on Earth (At levels between 215 metres (705 ft) and 209 metres (686 ft) below sea level). The lake…

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Vocabulary Building: C’mon baby, light my fire… Posted by on Jun 23, 2013

In this post we’ll be looking at the root ד-ל-ק. As an example, we have the word לְהַדְלִיק (le’hadleek) “to light” or “kindle (a fire)”. This root is connected to fire or fuel. In fact, the word for fire is דְלֵיקָה (d’leikah). And when a person lights a fire, he or she מַדְלִיק (madleek)…

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Recipe: Poached Eggs – Israeli style Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Shakshuka (Arabic: شكشوكة‎‎; Hebrew: שַׁקְשׁוּקָה‎) is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often spiced with cumin. It is believed to have a Tunisian origin. It’s similar to the Mexican breakfast dish huevos rancheros. Shakshuka in Hebrew means “all mixed up.” and is related to the Hebrew…

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