StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

StreetWise Hebrew in Seventh Heaven

StreetWise Hebrew has just reached 700,000 downloads, and host Guy Sharett thinks this is a great reason to talk about the root of number seven in Hebrew - shin beit ayin - and get to learn its other meanings.

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StreetWise Hebrew has just reached 700,000 downloads, and host Guy Sharett thinks this is a great reason to talk about the root of number seven in Hebrew - shin beit ayin - and get to learn its other meanings.

Words and expressions discussed:

Sheva (f.), shiv'ah (m.) – Seven – שבע, שבעה

Sheva banot, shiv'aa banim – Seven girls, seven boys – שבע בנות, שבעה בנים

Shiv'ah – Seven days of mourning (Judaism) – שבעה

Ani holech le-shiv'ah – I am going to a shiv'ah – אני הולך לשבעה

Yesh li shivaa shel aba shel haver – I have a shiv'ah for a friend’s father – יש לי שבעה של אבא של חבר

Efo ha-shiv'ah? – Where is the shiv'ah? – ?איפה השבעה

Lashevet shiv'ah – To sit shiv'ah – לשבת שבעה

Efo hem yoshvim shivaa? – Where do they sit shiv'ah? – ?איפה הם יושבים שבעה

Shavu’a (m.), shavu'ot – Week/s – שבוע, שבועות

Shavu'a tov – (Have a) good week – שבוע טוב

Shvu'ayim – Two weeks – שבועיים

Shvu’a ha-sefer hitchil – The book week has started – שבוע הספר התחיל

Sofshavu'a – Weekend – סופשבוע

Shvu'a avoda – Work week – שבוע עבודה

Shavua-Shavua – A week of work, then a week of holiday – שבוע-שבוע

Ani nishba lach – I swear to you – אני נשבע לך

Shvu’a – Oath, pledge – שבועה

Lehishava – To swear – להישבע

Lehashbi'a – To swear in someone – להשביע

Hashba'a – Swearing in – השבעה

Save’a –  Full (food), sated – שבע

Lisbo’a – To become full after eating – לשבוע