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Israeli Slang 101

Coming to Israel? Well then it's time to brush up on your Hebrew / Israeli slang! We've put together 14 of the most commonly used and easy to remember phrases for you, so here it goes: 1. Sababa Meaning: Cool, chilled, great, right on Example: Hanging out on the beach in Tel Aviv is "Sababa"   2. Al ha panim Meaning: Literally translates to "on the face" but in slang it means you don't feel good or something is old, tired, not great or tasteless Example: Yesterdays tuna sandwich now tastes "al ha panim" or after going out last night I feel "al ha panim"   3. Arsim and Frechot Meaning: The Israeli equivalent of these types of people - "Frecha" is for a female, "Ars" is for a male. Example: think fake tan, extra long bedazzled nails, animal print, muscle tops, and diamond jewelry for men   4. Combina Meaning: Something "under the table" or "off the record" or acquired only through connections. Also means using an item for someth read more

October 23, 2014