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?

Zipa Kempinsky

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