The Aliyah Files #14: Essential Hebrew Part II

If you can understand the following sentence you are doing a great job on your Hebrew acquisition: The kablan was at the apartment doing shputzim so I grabbed some mishmishim for fruit snack, told the kids to get their bimbas, and headed the park for awhile.  If this sentence is a bit cryptic I advise going back to The Aliyah Files #13: Essential Hebrew Part I and reviewing the new words.  Don’t despair, you’ll get the hang of it.  Trust me. Ready for Part II?  Here we go:

  1. Rega (REH-ga)-wait. Example: Rega! I’m on the phone. Don’t interrupt me!”  “Rega” is generally said with the accompanying hand gesture.                                                                                                                                                                                  rega
  2. Savlanut (sav-la-NOOT)-patience. Example: You need lots of salvalnut when dealing with government agencies.  Ironically, the ones who tell you to have savlanut are the ones keeping you waiting in the first place.
  3. Die (DIE) – Enough/stop it! Think Passover “Dayenu”.  You will hear kids shouting this at each other.  It’s shocking at first until you realize kids aren’t wishing death on each other.
  4. Kishta (KISH-ta) -“Go away!” shouted to stray cats.  Example:  Kishta! Get out from under my car!  I have never heard the phrase used to tell people to go away.                                                                                                                                          Image result for image go away cat
  5. Mirpeset (meer-PEH-set)-a balcony.  Example:  Does the apartment come with a mirpeset?
  6. Kupa (coo PAH) Not “cuppa, like cuppa Joe).  A health fund.  There are four to choose from: Clalit, Leumit, Meuchedet, Maccabi.                                               Example: Which kupa do you belong to?                                  Related image
  7. Terem (TARE em) An urgent care center for medical emergencies. Not a hospital. Example: Little Moshe tripped and needed to go to Terem to get his chin glued.                                                                                                                Image result for terem hebrew
  8. Hanaya (ha-na-YA)-parking lot.  Example: The kids were riding their bimbas in the hanaya.  Note: You will get used to this.  Seeing infant seats in the front seats of cars also takes getting used to.
  9. Yad 2 (Yad SHTEIM)-1. second-hand Example: I bought a pair of Michael Kors gold sneakers Yad 2 for 10 shekel (true story).  2. A website where you can look for apartments, used cars, used furniture, etc.  A great resource to familiarize yourself with.                                                                                                                     Image result for yad 2
  10. Acamol/ Neurophen (ak-a- MOLE) / (NOOR-o-fen)-Acamol=Tylenol.  Nurofen=Motrin/Ibuprofen.  Example:  I have such a headache.  I need some Nurofen because the Acamol isn’t strong enough.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Image result for acamolImage result for nurofen

Thanks for reading and welcome to all the new and soon-to-be new arrivals!  Please share this post if you found it helpful.

Karen, The Klutter Koach









Published by Karen Furman

Philosophy = Your home should be organized so you know where things are, to the degree that you feel relaxed and not stressed in your space. Method = A combination of Marie Kondo + FlyLady + my own style. YOU make the decisions. YOU decide what to keep and not to keep. I help provide clarity. Attitude = Positive, enthusiastic, non-judgmental

17 thoughts on “The Aliyah Files #14: Essential Hebrew Part II

  1. Yad2 (Yad shtayim) is the name of the website. When you simply bought something secondhand, you would call it yad shniyah. They’re not the same.


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