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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Expressions Starting With the Word Lihiyot
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to HebrewPod101.com. I'm John.
Katja: And I'm Katja!
John: This is Must-Know Hebrew Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson, you'll learn slang expressions starting with the word lihiyot.
John: These expressions are used to describe a status or quality.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Katja: להיות יקר טילים (lihiyot yakar tilim)
Katja: להיות פח (lihiyot pakh)
Katja: להיות מפנק (lihiyot mefanek)
Katja: להיות על הפנים (lihiyot al ha'panim)
John: Katja, what's our first expression?
Katja: להיות יקר טילים (lihiyot yakar tilim)
John: literally meaning "to be expensive rockets." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be extremely expensive."
Katja: [SLOW] להיות יקר טילים [NORMAL] להיות יקר טילים
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: להיות יקר טילים
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say that something is or was very or extremely expensive.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] אני מת לקנות מקינטוש חדש אבל זה יקר טילים. [SLOW] אני מת לקנות מקינטוש חדש אבל זה יקר טילים.
John: "I'm dying to buy a new Macintosh, but it's extremely expensive."
Katja: [NORMAL] אני מת לקנות מקינטוש חדש אבל זה יקר טילים.
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Katja: להיות פח (lihiyot pakh)
John: literally meaning "to be a trash bin." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be of low quality."
Katja: [SLOW] להיות פח [NORMAL] להיות פח
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: להיות פח
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to describe someone or something as low quality or unclassy.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] אני לא קונה שם יותר, האיכות של הבגדים שלהם פח. [SLOW] אני לא קונה שם יותר, האיכות של הבגדים שלהם פח.
John: "I'm not buying there again, the quality of their clothes is so low."
Katja: [NORMAL] אני לא קונה שם יותר, האיכות של הבגדים שלהם פח.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Katja: להיות מפנק (lihiyot mefanek)
John: literally meaning "to be spoiled." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be very comfortable, awesome, or delicious."
Katja: [SLOW] להיות מפנק [NORMAL] להיות מפנק
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: להיות מפנק
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to describe something as very good, even beyond expectation.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] קיבלנו חדר מפנק. ענק עם ג'אקוזי. [SLOW] קיבלנו חדר מפנק. ענק עם ג'אקוזי.
John: "We got an awesome room. Huge, with a jacuzzi."
Katja: [NORMAL] קיבלנו חדר מפנק. ענק עם ג'אקוזי.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Katja: להיות על הפנים (lihiyot al ha'panim)
John: literally meaning "to be on the face." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to be unwell or terrible."
Katja: [SLOW] להיות על הפנים [NORMAL] להיות על הפנים
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: להיות על הפנים
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to describe someone's physical or mental condition as unwell, or you want to describe something as being bad or terrible.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] אני על הפנים היום נראה לי שהתקררתי. [SLOW] אני על הפנים היום נראה לי שהתקררתי.
John: "I'm not well today, I think I caught a cold."
Katja: [NORMAL] אני על הפנים היום נראה לי שהתקררתי.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: Imagine that you open a toy you just bought for your nephew, and as you take it out of the box, one of the pieces breaks. You can say that this toy is…..
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: להיות פח
John: "of low quality"
John: If you look at a menu and see that the price of a cup of coffee is $30, you can definitely say that this coffee is….
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: להיות יקר טילים
John: "extremely expensive "
John: If you got food poisoning after eating at a certain restaurant, you probably think this restaurant is…..
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: להיות על הפנים
John: "unwell or terrible"
John: If, for your birthday, a friend of yours took you to breakfast, then shopping, and then to a spa, you can tell others your day was….
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: להיות מפנק
John: "very comfortable, awesome, or delicious"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Hebrew Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at HebrewPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Katja: lehitraot להתראות.

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