Now that Load #4 out of a million (but who’s counting…) is in the washing machine, doing its thing, it’s the perfect time to survey some of the latest Heblishisms emanating from around the J-Blogosphere:
From A Mother in Israel:
Jump from on: Hebrew source – לקפוץ מעל. English definition – To jump over. Sample usage - “I’m going to jump from on you.”
Go up to the head: Hebrew source – עלה בראש. English definition – Have an idea. Sample usage - “The idea went up to my head to go visit my friend.”
From Rafi G.:
- Do chayim: Hebrew source – לעשות חיים. English definition – To have a great time; to live it up. Sample usage - “We went swimming and did chayim in the swimming pool.”
There are and there are: Hebrew source – יש ויש. English definition – Some are one way, and some are the other. Sample usage - “The teacher asked if our class uses crayons or markers, and we told her, ‘there are and there are.’”
Thanks, everyone, and please keep all those excellent Heblish submissions coming!
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