What You'll Need When Things Get Knotty

I know a guy who knows a guy: In this episode of the StreetWise Hebrew podcast, a look at ksharim - a most useful web of words and phrases.

Zipa Kempinsky

For this Israeli Independence Day, we talk today about ksharim (connections). Having ksharim means having people in different places help you to get stuff done quickly and efficiently. But it’s never one word. This root, k.sh.r, has a huge family that we should definitely get to know.

Words and expressions discussed:

Kesher – ksharim; קֶשֶׁר – קְשָׁרִים
Le-kesher amiti; לְקֶשֶׁר אֲמִיתִי
Ata be-kesher ka-rega?; ?אַתָּה בְּקֶשֶׁר כָּרֶגֶע
Ma ha-kesher; ?מַה הַקֶּשֶׁר
Be-kesher le-; -בְּקֶשֶׁר לְ
Tihye bekesher!; !תִּהיֵה בְּקֶשֶׁר
Likshor ksharim; לִקְשׁוֹר קְשָרים
Kashur beseret; קָשׁוּר בְּסֶרֶט
Kashur elayich ba-neshama; קָשׁוּר אֵלַיִךְ בַּנְשָמָה
Ze lo kashur; זֶה לֹא קָשׁוּר
Ma kashur; מַה קָשׁוּר
lekasher bein x and y; לְקַשֵּׁר בֵּין א' לְב'
Tihye mekushar; תִּהיֵה מְקוּשָׁר
Lehitkasher; לְהִתְקַשֵּׁר
Tikshoret; תִּקְשוֹרֶת
Be’eize heksher; בְּאֵיזֶה הֶקְשֵר

Playlist:
Yonatan Shapira – Aya Korem
Ha-shir she-hu shar li ba-geshem – Nurit Galron
Ha-isha she-iti – David Broza
Kashur elayich – Yishai Levy
Merotz ha-chayim - Sarit Chadad