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Slangs in Hebrew you should know

Hebrew, like all languages, has a rich vocabulary of slang words and expressions. Here

are some of the most commonly used Hebrew slang words:

1)Sababa: An extremely common word that is equivalent to English "cool", "great",

"awesome". It is used to express satisfaction, agreement, or that everything is


2)Yalla: Borrowed from Arabic, this is used much like "let's go" or "come on". It is

used to hurry someone up or to indicate readiness to do something.

3)Achi: Literally translates to "my brother", but it's often used like "dude" or "bro".

Neshama: Literally means "soul", but it's used as a term of endearment like

"darling" or "dear".

4)Wallah: Another term borrowed from Arabic, it's similar to saying "really?" or "I


5)Fadicha: Equivalent to "embarrassing". For example, if someone trips and falls,

a bystander might say, "Eizeh fadicha!" ("What an embarrassment!")

6)Beseder: It literally means "in order", but is used colloquially to mean "okay" or

"all good".

7)Stam: This word can mean "just because", "just kidding", "merely", depending on

the context.

8)Nu: It's a versatile word that can express a variety of sentiments depending on

the context. It can mean "well?", "so?", "hurry up!", or "come on!"

9)Chaval al ha'zman: A phrase used to say something is really great or amazing.

It literally means "a waste of time", but it's used in a very different way, to express

something like "worthwhile" or "not to be missed".

Remember, like all slangs, these are informal and should be used in casual conversation

or with people you are close to. They might not be suitable for formal or professional


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