Land of the Setting Sun: Hebrew at Dusk / StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

Guy Sharett takes us through the root of the word erev ('evening'), and explains what it's got to do with 'the West.'

Eyal Toueg

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Erev tov means ‘good evening’ in Hebrew, so what’s the difference between that and layla tov?

One of Israel’s most famous TV personalities hosts a show called ‘Erev Tov’ – you’ll never believe what he’s called

Plus, for those also interested in Arabic, Guy introduces us to some Arabic vocabulary from the same root as erev.

Words and expressions discussed:
Erev tov – עֶרֶב טוֹב
Erev tov lach, at mushlemet – עֶרֶב טוֹב לָךְ, את מוּשלֶמֶת
Erev tov im Guy Pines – עֶרֶב טוֹב עִם גַּיא פִּינֵס
Erev, aravim – עֶרֶב, עֲרָבִים
Libi ba-mizrach va-anochi be-sof maarav – לִיבִּי בַּמִזְרָח וַאֲנוֹכִי בְּסוֹף מַעֲרָב
Ma’arav, Maghreb (Arabic) – מַעֲרָב, מַעְ’רָב, مغرب
Arvit, Ma’ariv – עַרְבִית, מַעֲרִיב
Maaravon – מַעֲרָבוֹן
Erev chag – עֶרֶב חַג
Erev Shabat – עֶרֶב שַבָּת
Shabat ba-erev- שַבָּת בָּעֶרֶב

Playlist:
Lior Narkis – Erev Tov Lach
Erev Tov im Guy Pines – entertainment TV show, Ch. 10
David Shiro – Libi BaMizrach Va-Anochi BeSof Maarav