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    Posted on Jan 15, 2014

    17 Must-Know Hebrew Slang Words

    You'll impress any Israeli with this list of words.

    1. Sababa

    Via menuism.com

    Cool, chill, alright, or right on

    2. Le'echol Sratim

    Via wcwblog.com

    The literal translation is "to eat movies" but when you say it to someone, it means they love drama, they're acting crazy, or they think there's an issue when in fact there is not.

    3. Gadol

    Via imgion.com

    It literally translates to "big" but in slang it means awesome.

    4. Balagan

    Via lvcsb.com

    Mess

    5. Yalla & Yalla Balagan

    Via trainingforwarriors.com

    Yalla - Let's go! Yalla Balagan - Let's go all out!

    6. Chai B'Seret

    Via whatculture.com

    Literal translation is "living in a movie" and is used to mean someone is being unrealistic

    7. Tachles

    Via smallbiztrends.com

    The bottom line

    8. Neshama, Motek & Mami

    Via hitchedbyobie.com

    Relationship-related names; Neshama - soul, Motek - sweetheart, Mami - baby

    9. Achi, Gever & Chabibi

    Via thedailyrubbish.net

    Achi - bro, Gever - man ("Ezeh Gever" - what a guy!), Chabibi - dude

    10. Combina

    Via 92citifm.ca

    An "under the table" or "off the record" deal

    11. Yesh!

    Via kristamoore.com

    Yes! or #winning

    12. C'iloo & Legamre

    Via liketotally.bandcamp.com

    C'iloo - like, Legamre - totally

    13. Leezrom

    Via keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

    Literal translation is "to flow" but in slang it means to go with the flow

    14. Magniv & Achla

    Via sneakerfiles.com

    Cool

    15. Arsim & Frechot

    Via sheknows.com

    The equivalent of these fine people (arsim is for guys and frechot is for girls)

    16. Lachfor

    Via thinktheology.org

    Literal translation is "to dig" but in slang it means someone who talks too much

    17. Chaval Al Hazman

    Via jspace.com

    Literally translates to "waste of time" but in slang it means the best thing ever (you know, like Taglit-Birthright Israel with Israel Experience)

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