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Intro

Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Lenny: And I’m Lenny!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Hebrew Vocabulary, Lesson 6! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. These are five common fruits in Hebrew. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HebrewPod101.com
BODY
Brandon: Lenny, what’s our first word?
Lenny: סברס
Brandon: Sabra fruit
Lenny: (slow) סברס (regular) סברס
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: סברס
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: This fruit is large, rough, and prickly on the outside but soft and sweet on the inside. Also known as the “cactus pear” in English, it grows wildly in Israel and is a symbol of the Zionist and Israeli culture.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) פרי הסברס הוא אדמם עם גוון צהבהב ומכוסה בזיפים צהובים.
Brandon: Sabra fruit is reddish with a yellowish tinge and covered with yellow bristles.
Lenny: (slow) פרי הסברס הוא אדמם עם גוון צהבהב ומכוסה בזיפים צהובים.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: פירות הדר
Brandon: citrus fruit
Lenny: (slow) פירות הדר (regular) פירות הדר
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: פירות הדר
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Citrus fruit refers to fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarins, tangerines or citrons. Israel has many orchards and is a major consumer and exporter of citrus fruits.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) מקורם של פירות ההדר הוא בדרום-מזרח אסיה והם נפוצים בעיקר בארצות שבהן אקלים סובטרופי.
Brandon: The origin of citrus fruits is Southeast Asia and they are common especially in countries with subtropical climates.
Lenny: (slow) מקורם של פירות ההדר הוא בדרום-מזרח אסיה והם נפוצים בעיקר בארצות שבהן אקלים סובטרופי.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: אבטיח
Brandon: watermelon
Lenny: (slow) אבטיח (regular) אבטיח
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: אבטיח
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The watermelon is a favorite summer fruit in Israel. The watermelon season starts in June, reaches its peak in July, and ends in August.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) אבטיח הוא למעשה ירק ולא פרי.
Brandon: Watermelon is actually a vegetable, not a fruit.
Lenny: (slow) אבטיח הוא למעשה ירק ולא פרי.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lenny: תאנה
Brandon: Fig
Lenny: (slow) תאנה (regular) תאנה
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: תאנה
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The fig is one of the seven species with which the land of Israel was blessed. It has a been around for over 5,000 years. The fig tree is the first kind of tree that appears in the Bible, in the story of Adam and Eve.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) תאנה ניתן גם לייבש ונהוג לאכול אותן מיובשות בחג ט"ו בשבט.
Brandon: Figs can also be dried and it’s customary to eat them dried during the holiday Tu B'Shvat.
Lenny: (slow) תאנה ניתן גם לייבש ונהוג לאכול אותן מיובשות בחג ט"ו בשבט.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lenny: תמר
Brandon: Date
Lenny: (slow) תמר (regular) תמר
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Lenny: תמר
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The date is also one of the other seven species with which the land of Israel was blessed. It’s the fruit of a palm tree.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Lenny: (normal) סירופ המופק מתמרים נקרא סילאן.
Brandon: Syrup produced from dates is called Seelan.
Lenny: (slow) סירופ המופק מתמרים נקרא סילאן.
QUIZ
Brandon: 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: סברס
[pause]Brandon: Sabra fruit
Lenny: פירות הדר
[pause]Brandon: citrus fruit
Lenny: אבטיח
[pause]Brandon: watermelon
Lenny: תאנה
[pause]Brandon: Fig
Lenny: תמר
[pause]Brandon: Date

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five types of fruit in Hebrew! We have more vocab lists available at HebrewPod101.com, so 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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Many people don’t like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?

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Monday at 05:13 AM
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Shalom Alexis,


Toda raba for taking the time to leave us your feedback! It's really interesting, I never thought about fruits vs vegetables this way! Thank you! 😉


If you have any questions, let us know. 😉


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Levente (לבנטה)

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Alexis
Saturday at 08:01 AM
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I didn't realize anyone thought watermelon was a vegetable. It's not. Apparently the idea comes from the fact that it is related to cucumber and squash and we typically consider those vegetables. However they are actually all fruit. Although seed bearing doesn't always qualify as fruit, if it comes from the sex of the plant, aka flowers, it is a fruit. Potatoes, carrots, lettuces, onions and other plants and plant parts that are not from flowers are vegetables.

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Hi Shelley,


Nice! So I guess we can declare the case closed :smile:


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Saturday at 11:57 PM
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I went to the supermarket and found some prickly pear which I believe is Sabres. It was dethorned and all I had to do was slice it in half and scoop out the fruit. It had a lot of seeds but tasted slightly sweet. It wasn't an overwhelming sweet flavor and was somewhat porous like the texture of a Bartlett pear.

Shelley
Tuesday at 09:38 PM
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Love to do that!

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Tuesday at 09:30 PM
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Hi Shelley,


That’s a beautiful image :smile: I'm ashamed to admit it, but I had Sabres only once, and it was a long time ago... You know what? You're just going to have to come to Israel and try it yourself!


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Monday at 10:39 PM
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lol-liked your pun! just got the point! What does Sabres taste like? Any fruit that comes close? I've heard that it is sweet. Tough on the outside and sweet on the inside like Israeli's.

Shelley
Monday at 10:35 PM
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Ahh-That's the secret! I have never seen it peeled in the U.S. Does anyone out there know where we can buy it peeled in the U.S.?

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Monday at 10:18 PM
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Hi Shelley,


That's an interesting point you got there! Well, I guess we're going to have to keep buying it peeled...


Sincerely,

Yaara

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Shelley
Sunday at 10:30 PM
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Thank you, Yaara. You understood my question and I understood your corrections! Does anyone on the team know the best way to slice Sabres? Cattle eat it I believe and the thorns don't bother them. They have tough skin!

But not us!