StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

Stop, Collaborate and Listen!

Listen up! Today's episode teaches you how to do something very useful on the Israeli streets — to stop someone who's talking at you and tell them 'listen!'

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Listen up! Today's episode teaches you how to do something very useful on the Israeli streets - to stop someone who's talking at you and tell them "listen!" Pay attention as host Guy Sharett explores this gem of a root. 

Words and expressions discussed:

Takshiv/Takshivi/Takshivu – Listen! / You will listen – תקשיב/תקשיבי/תקשיבו

Im takshiv heytav – If you listen well – אם תקשיב היטב

Takshiv li – Listen to me – תקשיב לי

Takshiv li ve-takshiv li tov – Listen to me and listen good – תקשיב לי ותקשיב לי טוב

Aval takshiv rega / Takshiv shniya – But listen for a sec – אבל תקשיב רגע/תקשיב שנייה

Hakshev, hakshivi, hakshivu – Listen! (flowery) – הקשב, הקשיבי, הקשיבו

Takshiv ma ta'ase – Listen (here's) what you should do (m.) – תקשיב מה תעשה

Takshivi ma ta'asi – Listen (here's) what you should do (f.) – תקשיבי מה תעשי

Takshivu ma ta'asu – Listen(here's) what you should do (pl.) – תקשיבו מה תעשו

Lo hikshavtem li – You didn't listen to me – לא הקשבתם לי

Lehakshiv le-sipur – To listen to a story – להקשיב לסיפור

Hakshava – Listening (noun) – הקשבה

Ata hayav lehakshiv le-ze – You must listen to this one – אתה חייב להקשיב לזה

Takshiv leze rega – Listen to this for a sec. – תקשיב לזה רגע

Ata tsarich lishmo’a et ha-album ha-chadash shel X – You must listen to the new album by X – אתה צריך לשמוע את האלבום של

Kashuv – Attentive – קשוב

Keshev – Attentiveness – קֶשֶב

Hafra'at keshev ve-rikuz – Attention deficit disorder – הפרעת קשב וריכוז

Kashav, kashevet, kashavim – A monitor (person) – קשב, קשבת, קשבים

Kashavenu – Our monitor – קשבנ

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