Singing Goodbye Like a True Israeli / StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

If you want to sound like an Israeli you can’t just say the right words, you also have to sing them in the right tune.

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What other ways are there to say ‘goodbye’ in Hebrew, apart from the ubiquitous yalla bye?

If you want to sound like an Israeli you can’t just say the right words, you also have to sing them in the right tune.

Words and expressions discussed:

Lehitraot – לְהִתְרָאוֹת
Shalom velo lehitraot – שָלוֹם וְלֹא לְהִתְרָאוֹת
Al tagid li bye – אַל תָּגִיד לִי בַּיי
Yalla bye – יָאללָה בַּיי
Bye-oosh – בָּיוּש
Az nedaber – נְדַבֵּר
Nishtame’a, Lehishtamea – נִשְתַמֵּעַ, לְהִשְתַמֵּעַ
Az machar ah? – ?אָז מָחָר, הָא
Az ba-erev, ken? – ?אָז בָּעֶרֶב, כֵּן
Az be-chamishi, ken? – ?אָז בְּחֲמִישִי, כֵּן
Az be shesh, sababa? – ?אָז בְּשֵש, סַבָּבָּה
Bye neshama – בַּיי נְשָמָה
Bye kapara – בַּיי כַּפָּרָה
Bye motek – בַּיי מוֹתֶק
Yalla Mami, Az Nedaber – יאללה מָמִי, אָז נְדַבֵּר

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