#169 For the Love of All Things Short

So you're shopping around for a short-sleeved shirt, and stop for an espresso. Or the boss says don't take shortcuts, but a friend's constant adventures stresses you out so much it practically shortens your life! For a lesson in all things 'katsar', short in Hebrew, listen to this episode. Looking to support the show? Learn how on Patreon. Words and expressions discussed: Katsar – Short – קצר Espresso katsar – Short espresso – אספרסו קצר Michnasayim ktsarim – Short pants – מכנסיים קצרים Ahava ktsara – Short love (story) – אהבה קצרה Seret katsar – Short film – סרטים קצרים Katsar, aval – But let's do it quickly – קצר אבל Yesh lach zman le-kafe? Ken, katsar aval – Do you (f.) have time for coffee? Yes, but for a quick one – יש לך זמן לקפה? כן, קצר אבל Katsarchik – Diminutive of katsar – קצרצ'יק Sirton katsarchik – Teeny weeny clip – סרטון קצרצ'יק Lekatser – To shorten – לקצר Lekatser drachim – To shorten ways – לקצר דרכים Mekatseret hatsa'it – She is shortening a skirt – מקצרת חצאית Lekatser hatsa'it / michnasayim – To shorten a skirt / pants – לקצר חצאית / מכנסיים Eich lekatser be-hetzi et zman bishul ha-pasta – How to cut in half the pasta cooking time – איך לקצר בחצי את זמן בישול הפסטה Ata mekatser li et ha-hayim – You shorten my life – אתה מקצר לי את החיים Tekatser / tekatsri / tekatsru – Make it shorter – תקצר / תקצרי / תקצרו Ha'im sichatacha nehutsa? – Is your call necessary? – האם שיחתך נחוצה? Bo/Bo'i nekatser – Let's cut it short – בוא/י נקצר Kitsur – Abbreviation, Shortening – קיצור Be-kitsur – In short, in a nutshell, to cut a long story short – בקיצור More versions: Ha-kitsur, ha-kitser, kitser, hakits, ha-kitskits – הקיצור, הקיצר, קיצר, הקיץ, הקיצקיץ Hakitskits, ba-sof hi lo ba'a – In short, she didn't make it at the end – הקיצקיץ, בסוף היא לא באה Kitsurim – Abbreviations – קיצורים Ha-hayalim medabrim be-kitsurim – The soldiers speak in abbreviations – החיילים מדברים בקיצורים Kitsur derech – Shortcut – קיצור דרך Ein etsli kitsurey derech – I don't do shortcuts – אין אצלי קיצורי דרך Mekutsar – Shortened, abbreviated – מקוצר Hitkatser li ha-hofesh – My holiday was cut short – התקצר לי החופש Ketser hashmali – Short circuit – קצר חשמלי "Ketser" – Misunderstanding, lack of communication – קצר Ptil katsar – Short fuse – פתיל קצר Yesh lo ptil katsar – He's got a short fuse – יש לו פתיל קצר Katsranut – Stenography, shorthand – קצרנות Music: Hava Alberstein – Espresso Katsar (lyrics)
Arik Einstein – Yachol Lihyot She-ze Nigmar (lyrics)
Meir Banai – Ahava Ktsara (lyrics)
Shlomo Artzi – Be-matos Silon (lyrics)
Ha-tarnegolim – Shir Ha-shchuna (lyrics)
Pasta tip
Arik Einstein – Shavir (lyrics)
Ariel Schlichter, Sahar Amar, Uri For – Ke'ilu Ein Mahar
Metropolin – Ptil Katsar   Want to see more Hebrew gems? Like Streetwise Hebrew on Facebook and Instagram. Want Guy to talk about a pressing Hebrew issue? Find him at StreetWiseHebrew.com or follow him on Twitter.

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