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INTRODUCTION
John: Slang Expressions You Can Use As A Response
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 22. In this lesson, you'll learn slang expressions you can use as a response.
John: With these expressions, you can respond to something you just heard.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Katja: לך על זה! (lekh al ze)
Katja: איזה קטע (eize keta )
Katja: חזק (khazak)
Katja: לך תדע (lekh teda)
John: Katja, what's our first expression?
Katja: לך על זה! (lekh al ze)
John: literally meaning "go on it." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "Go for it!"
Katja: [SLOW] לך על זה! [NORMAL] לך על זה!
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: לך על זה!
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to encourage someone to do something.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] הצעת העבודה הזו נשמעת טוב, אני אומר לך על זה! [SLOW] הצעת העבודה הזו נשמעת טוב, אני אומר לך על זה!
John: "This job offer sounds good, I say go for it!"
Katja: [NORMAL] הצעת העבודה הזו נשמעת טוב, אני אומר לך על זה!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Katja: איזה קטע (eize keta )
John: literally meaning "what a segment." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "what a story, or what a coincidence (similar to "no way!")."
Katja: [SLOW] איזה קטע [NORMAL] איזה קטע
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: איזה קטע
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you are surprised or impressed with something you heard.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] אתה טס מחר ליוון? איזה קטע, גם אני! [SLOW] אתה טס מחר ליוון? איזה קטע, גם אני!
John: "You're flying to Greece tomorrow? No way, so am I!"
Katja: [NORMAL] אתה טס מחר ליוון? איזה קטע, גם אני!
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Katja: חזק (khazak)
John: literally meaning "strong." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "really good."
Katja: [SLOW] חזק [NORMAL] חזק
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: חזק
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to say that something is, or was, really good.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] ההופעה אתמול היתה חזקה! [SLOW] ההופעה אתמול היתה חזקה!
John: "The show yesterday was really good!"
Katja: [NORMAL] ההופעה אתמול היתה חזקה!
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Katja: לך תדע (lekh teda)
John: literally meaning "go know." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "go figure."
Katja: [SLOW] לך תדע [NORMAL] לך תדע
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Katja: לך תדע
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to express your wonder about something.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Katja: [NORMAL] לך תדע מה עבר לו בראש כשהוא עשה את זה... [SLOW] לך תדע מה עבר לו בראש כשהוא עשה את זה...
John: "Go figure, what went through his mind when he did it..."
Katja: [NORMAL] לך תדע מה עבר לו בראש כשהוא עשה את זה...
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: If you run into a friend, and he wears exactly the same shirt as you wear, you can say...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: איזה קטע
John: "what a story, or what a coincidence (similar to "no way!")"
John: If someone points to a vacant chair next to you and asks: "Can I?", you can answer...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: לך על זה!
John: "Go for it!"
John: If you see your neighbor often with bruises on her face, and another neighbor asks you, "Is she okay?", you can answer...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: לך תדע
John: "go figure"
John: If you've just heard a really good joke from your friend, you can tell him...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Katja: חזק
John: "really good"

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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