Singing French Chansons in Hebrew / StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

This week, we dedicate the podcast to Paris and France, as a tribute to our French friends who are going through a difficult time.

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This week, we dedicate the show to Paris and France, as a tribute to our French friends who are going through a difficult time.

Many Israelis don’t even know that some of the famous songs they enjoy humming are actually French songs translated into Hebrew – so we sample some of those.

Guy Sharett also teaches us some new words like ga’agu’a – ‘longing.’ A tout de suite!

Words and expressions discussed:
Kita hey – ‘כִּיתָה ה
Orly – אוֹרְלִי
Dimdumim – דִּמְדוּמִים
Listen to our Land of the setting sun episode to hear about Maghreb, Erev, Maarav
Ki im ha-zman ha-kol cholef – כִּי עִם הַזְּמָן הַכֹּל חוֹלֵף
Chalaf, lachlof – חָלַף, לַחְלוֹף
Ha-zman cholef – הַזְּמָן חוֹלֵף
Lachlof al pnei mishehu – לַחְלוֹף עַל פְּנֵי מִישֶׁהוּ
Ahava bat esrim – אֲהָבָה בַּת עֶשְׂרִים
Ben/Bat + age – בֵּן/בַּת + גִיל
Yafa sheli – יָפָה שֶׁלִי
Im kol kach tov li po, az lama shuv ani bocha u-mishtaga’at? – ?אִם כֹּל כָּךְ טוֹב לִי פֹּה, אָז לָמָּה שוּב אֲנִי בּוֹכָה וּמִשְׁתַּגַּעַת
Mitga’a’ga’at – מִתְגַּעֲגַעַת
Lehitga’a’ge’a – לְהִתְגַּעֲגֵעַ
Ani mitga’a’ge’a le – –אֲנִי מִתְגַּעֲגֵעַ לְ
Ga’agu’a – גַּעֲגוּעַ
At heruti – אָת חֵירוּתִי