Hebrew False Friends

  • היא (pronounced like the word ‘he’) means she
  • he is הוּא (hu)
  • סודה (soda) is not soda, but seltzer
  • if you want someone to pass you soda ask for the particular brand. if you’re just looking for soda in general ask for קוקה קולה (coca cola)
  • Coca Cola itself is generally known as קולה 
  • טוש (tush) is a marker
  • a מרקר (marker) is a highlighter
  • למרקר (l’marker) means ‘to highlight’
  • טייץ (pronounced like the word ‘tights’) are leggings
  • tights are גרביונים (garbiyonim) from the word sock: גרב (gerev)
  • פרוטקציה (protektziya) means favoritism (especially when hiring for jobs)
  • protection is הגנה (hagana)

תגובות אפשריות בפייסבוק לפוסטים של מרצ

כשאמא אומרת לי שאני לא עוזרת בבית בכלל

מאז “ליבי במזרח” של רבי יהודה הלוי לא ראיתי אקרוסטיכון מהמם שכזה

למה שתרצה שתמר זנדברג תתגייר אם היא בושה לעם היהודי… ואם היא כבר יהודייה

כמו כל היצורים החיים?

מה זה אומר בכלל

זה עלבון כל כך מטופש שלא הפסקתי לצחוק כשראיתי את זה

שלא מה? שלא מהההה??? אני מתה פה מסקרנות


רק אני קראתי את זה בראש עם מוזיקת טראנס?

All jokes aside I think it’s really amazing how Hebrew was literally brought back to life by a bunch of enthusiasts and how what once was essentially a dead language is spoken nowadays by millions of people

I hear it on the streets and can’t stop thinking about how just a couple of centuries ago nobody was speaking it, and now it’s living and breathing just like any other natural language, with modern words and slang and shitty pop songs and children learning their first words in it

But it is also thousands of years old technically

This is wild

“we need to spread love”

100 reasons to learn a foreign language

1) To travel

2) To communicate with people from other countries

3) To make friends from other countries

4) To study abroad

5) To find a job or an internship abroad

6) To read books in their original language

7) To watch movies and TV shows with the original voices

8) To understand music in other languages

9) To discover and understand new cultures

10) To understand new words and idioms, which means that you will have new ways of expressing yourself

11) To discover new foods and recipes from all over the world

12) To have more job opportunities

13) To get a better job, with more possibilities

14) To understand the world a bit better

15) To watch the news or read newspapers in another language, so that you can gain other information and see the world from another point of view

16) To learn traditions and customs from other countries

17) To be more open-minded

18) To train your brain

19) To have a new challenge

20) To avoid illnesses such as Alzheimer or dementia

21) To brag to your friends and family about being bilingual

22) To meet your soulmate from another country

23) To have more youtube content to watch

24) To make your parents / family proud

25) To learn the language of your ancestors

26) To learn the native language of your partner

27) To learn the native language of your best friend

28) To give yourself a reason to watch cartoons

29) To be able to watch Disney movies in different languages

30) To learn more about history, geography and geopolitics 

31) To be able to sing in more than one language

32) To raise bilingual children

33) To be able to help lost tourists in your city

34) To be able to ask for help when you’re lost in a foreign city

35) To not have regrets later

36) To be able to read more resources when you’re researching for an essay

37) To become a more interesting person

38) To have something to do in your free time

39) To meet more interesting people

40) To see your culture from another perspective

41) To be a traveler, not a tourist

42) To be able to bargain the prices when you’re traveling

43) To escape from tourist traps

44) To share amazing experiences with the locals  

45) To become more creative

46) To read memes from different countries

47) To become a citizen of the world

48) To laugh at how crazy your native language and your native culture is

49) To laugh at how hard your target language is

50) To understand jokes in another language

51) To participate more efficiently and responsively in a multi-cultural world

52) To teach your native language abroad

53) To learn to respect everyone and human nature

54) To appreciate cultural diversity

55) To help immigrants who arrive in your country and don’t speak the language yet

56) To watch sports competitions in another language

57) To understand all the Eurovision’s song

58) To be proud of yourself when you master a new aspect of your target language

59) To appreciate the variations of dialects of a foreign language

60) To get a tattoo in a foreign language

61) To volunteer abroad

62) To watch Netflix TV shows from other countries

63) To go from hearing random songs to hearing a language you understand

64) To learn how to make new sounds

65) To improve your CV

66) To say a secret out loud to a friend and have no one else understand you

67) To understand people speaking a foreign language on the bus

68) To be more open and tolerant

69) To always have something new to share

70) To become a better version of yourself

71) To say yes to more adventures

72) To learn how to greet people in tons of different ways

73) To talk to your pets in another language

74) To feel like you’re traveling in time

75) To make foreigners feel welcome in your country

76) To learn how to read and write in a foreign alphabet

77) To read street signs in other countries

78) To learn how to swear in another language

79) To help deaf people fit in society it you’re learning a sign language

80) To learn while you’re young

81) To learn while you have time

82) To read poems in their original language

83) To have people tell you that you have a cute accent

84) To become an inspiration for other language learners

85) To speak more languages than your friends and family

86) To stand out from the crowd

87) To help save an endangered language

88) To learn more about linguistics

89) To grow as a person

90) To help people who are struggling with your native language or target languages

91) To translate crazy phrases on Duolingo

92) To talk with kids who don’t speak your native language

93) Because learning languages is an epic adventure

94) Because so many languages will sound good to your ears

95) Because it’s fun

96) Because it’s rewarding

97) Because the language learning community is amazing

98) Because there’s no reason not to learn languages

99) Because you won’t regret it

100) Because you don’t actually need a reason

Hope you guys like it and agree with it :) Add more reasons if you want!


Stereotypical assumptions aside, Spider-Man’s dialogue has been frequently littered with a surprising amount of Yiddish. Oy vey! 🕍

Things about Hebrew

A rollercoaster is called “mountain train”.

When something contradicts something else it “slaps it”.

School is called “book house”.

Cotton candy is called “Grandma hair”.

When you clearify, you “brighten”.

If it’s related, it’s tied.

You don’t count numbers, you nomber numbers.

If you talk too much, you’re “digging”.

Safety is the same as comfidence, and if you’re certain of something you’re “safe” in it.

When you meet someone, you don’t say hello, you say peace.

When you want to say Congratulations, it’s either “good luck!” Or “my blessings!”.

It’s not a calendar, it’s a year board.

When you consider something, you weight it.

Brooms don’t swipe, brooms broom.

A frying pan and a baseball bat are both “hitter”.

Preserved food is conquered food.

You’re not a girl, you’re a guy-a.

If someone is attractive, he is “pulling”.


These are photos from my favourite bookshop in London: Foyles.
This is the foreign language floor! Yes, floor not section 😁 The last photo shows the Italian and German grammar, vocabulary, etc., not including the literature! There is another full side for Italian alone. You can also see Portuguese, Russian and Greek, plus the aisle for Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
Not featured: the Nordic languages section, Ancient Greek, Latin, Polish, French, Spanish, English, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Afrikaans… And so on and so on. Too many for me to remember.

If you visit London and you love languages, I really recommend that you visit.

Miraculous Ladybug in different languages

Originally posted by inklizard

Don’t like LazyTown? Why not try Miraculous Ladybug? It has goofy super hero adventures with a sprinkling of romance. It is also around 20 minutes per episode and around B1/B2 level. There isn’t as much available on YouTube, but still a fair amount, and there are a lot of compilations of the title song in different languages, or videos comparing the dub of a short clip between languages, which may be useful, idk.

There is also an Indonesian fandub and a Japanese fandub, but I can’t attest for quality

Other shows

Edit: All the links are correct now! I have no idea why they were linking to the Hebrew one only, heh

Jewish girl reciting a lesson in the Jewish community school classroom in Fez (Fes), Morocco. The girl stands at front of classroom in front of a blackboard with Hebrew alphabet. The education is multilingual, including French, Arabic, and Hebrew studies, reflecting some of the cultures of the Jewish diaspora. Photograph by Nathan Benn taken February 15, 1980.

Hebrew is not a dead language

Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language
Hebrew is not a dead language

this has been a PSA