Safety, Security and a Bit of Self-confidence StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

'Betach' or 'batu'ach' - 'sure' or 'for sure' - are words we hear a lot on the Israeli streets, so we need to know how to use them properly.

Photo by Avishag Sha'ar-Yashuv
Photo by Avishag Sha'ar-Yashuv

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"Betach" or "batu’ach" - "sure" or "for sure" - are words we hear a lot on the Israeli streets, so we need to know how to use them properly.

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Words and expressions discussed:

Israel betach be-elohim – People of Israel have faith in God – ישראל בטח באלוהים

Livto’ach be-mishehu – To trust someone – לבטוח במישהו

Batu’ach – Safe, secure – בטוח

Ani margish batu’ach – I feel safe – אני מרגיש בטוח

Batuach, Betach – For sure, sure thing – בטוח, בטח

Betach she-avo – Sure I’ll come – בטח שאבוא

Bitu’ach – Insurance – ביטוח

Polisat bitu’ach – Insurance policy – פוליסת ביטוח

Bitu’ach leumi – National Insurance – ביטוח לאומי

Ha-mosad le-bitu’ach leumi – The National Insurance Institute – המוסד לביטוח לאומי

Bi-mdinat Israel kol talmid mevutach be-polisa she-nikret polisat talmidim – In the state of Israel every student is insured with a policy called student policy – במדינת ישראל כל תלמיד מבוטח בפוליסה שנקראת פוליסת תלמידים

Hivtachtem yona, ale shel zayit, hivtachtem shalom ba-bayit – You promised a dove, an olive branch, you promised peace at home – הבטחתם יונה, עלה של זית, הבטחתם שלום בבית

Lehavtiach – To promise – להבטיח

Havtachot tsarich lekayem – Promises one needs to keep – הבטחות צריך לקיים

Bitachon – Security – ביטחון

Ish bitachon – Security person, guard – איש ביטחון

Bitachon atsmi – Self-confidence – ביטחון עצמי

Lehazek et ha-bitachon ha’atzmi – To strengthen the self-confidence – לחזק את הביטחון העצמי

Misrad habitachon – Ministry of Defense – משרד הביטחון

Sherut habitachon ha-klali, shin bet, shabak – The Israel Security Agency – שירות הביטחון הכללי, ש.ב., שב”כ

Betichut – Safety – בטיחות

Betichut ba-drachim, ba-tisa, ba-internet – Road safety, flight safety, internet safety – בטיחות בדרכים, בטיסה, באינטרנט

Daf hanchayot ha-betichut – The safety information card – דף הנחיות הבטיחות

Chagorat betichut – Safety belt – חגורת בטיחות

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