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INTRODUCTION
Jenny: Hi everyone, I’m Jenny.
Lenny: And I’m Lenny!
Jenny: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hebrew Vocabulary, Lesson 16! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to business in Israel. These are five well-known startup companies in Israel. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com

Lesson focus

Jenny: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: ICQ (איי.סי.קיו)
Jenny: ICQ
Lenny: (slow) ICQ (איי.סי.קיו) (regular) ICQ (איי.סי.קיו)
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: ICQ (איי.סי.קיו)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: ICQ is an instant messaging application. It was developed by Mirabilis, an Israeli company. The first version of the software was distributed in November 1996 and was the first online instant messaging service. In 1998, Mirabilis was acquired by AOL, and in April 2010, the software was sold to the Russian company DST for $187.5 million.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) תוכנת ICQ כוללת שליחת מסרים מיידיים, שאפשרית גם כאשר המשתמש אינו מחובר
Jenny: ICQ software includes instant messaging that is possible even when the user is offline.
Lenny: (slow) תוכנת ICQ כוללת שליחת מסרים מיידיים, שאפשרית גם כאשר המשתמש אינו מחובר
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: Waze (וייז)
Jenny: Waze
Lenny: (slow) Waze (וייז) (regular) Waze (וייז)
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: Waze (וייז)
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Waze is a free crowd-sourced navigation app for smartphones that was developed by the Israeli startup Waze Mobile. It was sold to Google in June 2014 For $966 million.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) נכון ליוני 2013 השתמשו בתוכנת waze כ-51 מיליון נהגים
Jenny: As of June 2013, Waze software was used by 51 million drivers.
Lenny: (slow) נכון ליוני 2013 השתמשו בתוכנת waze כ-51 מיליון נהגים
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: טפטפות
Jenny: droppers
Lenny: (slow) טפטפות (regular) טפטפות
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: טפטפות
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: The Dropper is an accessory that releases small streams of water from plastic pipes close to plants. The Dropper and irrigation method based on it were invented, manufactured, and distributed by Israeli engineer Simcha Blass and his son from the late 1950s to mid 1960s.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) מפעל נטפים שבקיבוץ חצרים הינו מפעל גדול ליצור טפטפות.
Jenny: The Netafim factory in Kibbutz Hatzerim is a large factory that creates droppers.
Lenny: (slow) מפעל נטפים שבקיבוץ חצרים הינו מפעל גדול ליצור טפטפות.
Jenny: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: דיסק און קי
Jenny: USB flash drive
Lenny: (slow) דיסק און קי (regular) דיסק און קי
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: דיסק און קי
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: A disk on key, also known as a USB flash drive, is a small data storage device used for storage, backup, and transfer of computer files. This device was first developed by the Israeli company M-systems, which filed a U.S. patent in April 1999.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) השם "דיסק און קי " מרמז על גודלו הזעיר ועל ניידותו של המכשיר
Jenny: The name "disk on key" implies the tiny size and portability of the device.
Lenny: (slow) השם "דיסק און קי " מרמז על גודלו הזעיר ועל ניידותו של המכשיר
Jenny: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: כיפת ברזל
Jenny: Iron Dome
Lenny: (slow) כיפת ברזל (regular) כיפת ברזל
Jenny: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: כיפת ברזל
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jenny: Iron Dome, known in Hebrew as “kippat barzel,” is a mobile all-weather air defense system designed to intercept and destroy rockets while they are still in the air. This advanced system was developed by Israeli Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and plays an extremely important role in Israel's ability to deal with the rocket fire from Gaza.
Jenny: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) חייהם של רבים ניצלו בזכות כיפת ברזל
Jenny: Many lives have been saved thanks to Iron Dome.
Lenny: (slow) חייהם של רבים ניצלו בזכות כיפת ברזל
QUIZ
Jenny: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Lenny will give you the Hebrew – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Lenny: ICQ (איי.סי.קיו)
[pause]Jenny: ICQ
Lenny: Waze (וייז)
[pause]Jenny: Waze
Lenny: טפטפות
[pause]Jenny: droppers
Lenny: דיסק און קי
[pause]Jenny: USB flash drive
Lenny: כיפת ברזל
[pause]Jenny: Iron Dome

Outro

Jenny: There you have it – five well-known startups in Israel! We have more vocab lists available at HebrewPod101.com, so please be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, see you next time!
Lenny: להתראות

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Do you know any other Israeli start-up company? Leave us a comment.

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Wednesday at 05:51 PM
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Hi McKenna Knight,


Thanks for commenting!


Haha yes, Waze is a great example for a world-famous Israeli product :)


Keep up the great work!

Roi

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McKenna Knight
Saturday at 04:33 AM
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Wow! Waze is Israeli! No wonder I love it so much!

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Friday at 02:56 AM
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Hi Shelley,


Thank you for posting!

First of all, you're right - in the transcript, all of the Hebrew sentences that contain an English word got mixed-up. Thank you for letting us know.

.אני גאה מאוד להיות יהודיה. יש הרבה מחקר בישראל

Indeed there is :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Saturday at 09:14 PM
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Team, in the transcript, I believe, two of the full sentences are mixed up starting with the second half of the sentence and then proceeding to the fist half.

Shelley
Saturday at 11:13 AM
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אני גאה מאוד להיות יחודית יש הרבה מחקר בישראל I am very proud to be a Jew. There is a lot of research in Israel.

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Thursday at 04:54 PM
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Hi Aud!


Thank you for your feedback, and I'm glad you liked the lesson! :innocent:


If you have any questions, please let us know!

Engla

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Aud
Sunday at 06:00 PM
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This lesson is an eye-opener... :thumbsup: Israel is amazing. :smile:

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Friday at 10:36 AM
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Hi LinguaJunkie,


We're glad to hear that you like the topic of this series : ) What's your favorite company among them?


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LinguaJunkie
Tuesday at 11:51 PM
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Interesting lesson! Israel has a ton of startups!