Indeed, even veteran English teachers have been overheard using classics such as "points" and "unseens".
But this year, when at least three of the seven tests which comprise the math bagrut were reportedly leaked less than two days before the exam, the Heblishism-meter was off the charts.
For instance, consider the following bagrut-themed entries from the Official Our Shiputzim Heblish-English Dictionary:
The server fell: Hebrew source – השרת נפל. English definition – The server crashed. Sample usage – “As a result of the leak, schools across the country had to download the new exams just before the tests were originally scheduled to begin. As a result, the Education Ministry’s server kept falling.”
To practice for a test: Hebrew source - לתרגל למבחן. English definition – To do sample problems. Sample usage – “Israeli teenagers spent the past week practicing for the math test.”
To jump a class: Hebrew source – לקפוץ כיתה. English definition – To skip a grade. Sample usage – “He’s younger than the other kids, because he jumped a class.”
Yud-bet in Sivan: Hebrew source – י”ב בסיון. English definition – 12 Sivan. Sample usage –“Today’s date is yud-bet in Sivan.”
!בהצלחה לכל הנבחנים
Good luck to this blog’s teenaged readers and all their friends and classmates!