StreetWise Hebrew Podcast

Use Your Imagination

The Israeli street is all about exclamations, including strangers telling you how much you resemble someone... or not. It's important to understand what's being said, so today host Guy Sharett focuses on the Hebrew word "domé" and its relatives.

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"You guys look so alike, it's crazy!" The Israeli street is all about exclamations, including strangers telling you how much you resemble someone... or not. It's important to understand what's being said, so today host Guy Sharett focuses on the Hebrew word "domé" and its relatives. And what does this all have to do with virtual reality and imagination?

Words and expressions discussed:

Hi lo doma le-af achat acheret - She does not resemble anyone else – היא לא דומה לאף אחת אחרת

Hu domé la-ima/la-aba – He looks like his mom/dad – הוא דומה לאמא/לאבא

Ata ma-ze domé lo – You look so much like him – אתה מה-זה דומה לו

Atem ma-ze domim, mamsh copy – You guys look so much alike, carbon copies – אתם מה-זה דומים, ממש קופי

Atem davka lo domim – You actually don't look alike – אתם דווקא לא דומים

Hu haya dome le-/hu nir'aa kmo – He looked like – הוא היה דומה ל-/הוא נראה כמו

Dmuy or – Leather-like – דמוי עור

Ve-ulai ze rak nidme li – And maybe it only seems to me – ואולי זה רק נדמה לי

Nidmé li she – I think that – ...נדמה לי ש

Nidmé lecha! – It might seem so to you! (but it's not the case) – !נדמה לך

Haya nidmé li – It seemed to me – היה נדמה לי

Ledamot – To visualize, to imagine – לדמות

Dimuy – Visualization, image, metaphor – דימוי

Dimuy atsmi – Self-image – דימוי עצמי

Metsi'ut meduma – Virtual reality – מציאות מדומה

Ha-hole ha-medume – The imaginary invalid – החולה המדומה

Dimyon – Imagination – דמיון

Im zo stam metsi'ut o dimyon – If it's just reality or imagination – אם זו סתם מציאות או דמיון

Ba-leilot rak otcha medamyenet – At night I imagine only you – בלילות רק אותך מדמיינת

Ledamyen – To Imagine – לדמיין

Medumyan – Imagined – מדומיין

Dimyoni – Imaginary – דמיוני

El hibur dimyoni – To an imaginary connection – אל חיבור דמיוני

Dmut, dmuyot – Image, character, figure, personality – דמות, דמויות

Hadmaya – Simulation – הדמייה

Hadmayat re'idat adama – Earthquake simulation – הדמיית רעידת אדמה