The Olim 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 Olim 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. http://www.yad2.co.il/                                                                                                                     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

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Karen, The Klutter Koach.  Home Organizing Solutions in R/BS

Have you missed any of The Olim Files?

#13 Essential Hebrew Part I

#12 Color and Home Decorating

#11 Snacking in Israel

#10 Autumn Symbols

#9 The First Week of School

#8    The Illustrated Guide to School Supplies

#7  To Bring, or Not to Bring- That is the Question

#6 Making Pesach in Israel

#5  Doors, Light Switches,Toilets and Other Oddities of Your New Home

#4 Small Appliances

#3 Israeli Closets

#2 Cleaning Products

#1 Housekeeping 101 in Israel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “The Olim 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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