Why, What Happened?

Lama ma kara can be literally translated as 'why what happened'; What do we mean by this expression and how do you use it?

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Lama ma kara can be literally translated as “why what happened.” What do we mean by this expression and how do you use it?

Words and expressions discussed:

Ze koré - זֶה קוֹרֶה
Ma koré - מה קוֹרֶה
Lo nora, koré - לֹא נוֹרָא, קוֹרֶה
Hakol yachol likrot - הַכֹּל יָכוֹל לִקְרוֹת
Lama ma kara, milchama? - למה מָה קָרָה, מִלְחָמָה?
Lo yoda’at ma koré li - לֹא יוֹדַעַת מָה קוֹרֶה לִי
Ma kara lecha - מָה קָרָה לְךָ?

Playlist:
Ze kore – Arik Lavi
Sha’alti ma kara – Shlomo Artzi
Ha-kol yachol likrot - Ninet Tayeb
Lama ma kara - Moshe Cohen
Mashup: Rani Rahav, lama ma kara - Noy Alooshe
Kshe’ani itcha ani kmo dag - Sarit Hadad & Teapacks

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