Put a Full Stop in Your Hebrew

The one Hebrew word you'll need next time your bus driver is in a tizzy, or your falafel vendor is eager with the hot sauce. In this episode of the StreetWise Hebrew podcast: Stop!

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Stop!Credit: Tomer Appelbaum

Sometimes you need to ask a driver, or anyone really, “Could you stop here, please?” Today we’ll learn how to say it in Hebrew, and we’ll also find out what it has to do with spending too much time at the toilet.

Words and expressions discussed:

Lo otser be-adom – לֹא עוֹצֵר בְּאָדוֹם
Laatsor et hadmaot – לַעֲצוֹר אֶת הַדְּמָעוֹת
Laavod, laakov, laatsor – לַעֲבוֹד, לַעֲקוֹב, לַעֲצוֹר
Ata yachol laatsor po be-vakasha? – ?אַתָּה יָכוֹל לַעֲצוֹר פֹּה בְּבַקָּשָׁה
Taatsor li po be-vaksha – תַּעֲצוֹר לִי פֹּה בְּבַקָּשָׁה
Hizaher, yesh atsor ba-knisa – הִיזָהֵר, יֵשׁ "עֲצוֹר" בַּכְּנִיסָה
Atsira - עֲצִירָה
Atsira ba-derech - עֲצִירָה בַּדֶּרֶךְ
Atsirat gshamim – עֲצִירַת גְּשָׁמִים
Atsiroot kasha – עֲצִירוּת קָשָׁה
Otser - עוֹצֵר
Maatsar - מַעֲצָר
Ani menase lehamshich ve-nitkal be-maatsor – אֲנִי מְנַסֶּה לְהַמְשִׁיךְ וְנִתְקָל בְּמַעֲצוֹר

Shalom Chanoch - Lo otser be-adom
Ofra Haza - Le-orech ha-yam
Oshik Levy – Zichron Ya’akov
Bar Tzabari - Shuv