#236 The Streetwise Center for Hebrew Learners

Gather = lerakez. Center = merkaz. Concentrated = merukaz. Coordinator = merakez. All these words share a common Hebrew root: רכז. Put aside all possible distractions because today's episode is laser-focused on the root RKZ. Listen to the All-Hebrew Version of this Episode Check out TLV1's WhyWhyWhy! True Stories from Israel podcast  New Words and Expressions: Rikuz - Concentration - ריכוז Yesh yetsirot retsinioyt she-mevakshot rikuz male be-ozniyot - There are serious works (of music), that demand full concentration, with earphones - יש יצירות רציניות שמבקשות ריכוז מלא באוזניות Ehad mi-kol asara yeladim sovel me-hafra’at keshev ve-rikuz - One in every 10 children suffers from ADD Attention deficit disorder - אחד מכל עשרה ילדים סובל מהפרעת קשב וריכוז Mahane rikuz - A concentration camp - מחנה ריכוז Lerakez - To gather, to assemble - לרכז Merakez - He gathers / Coordinator - מרכז Rakaz - Coordinator - רכז Merkaz - Center - מרכז Merukaz - Concentrated - מרוכז Ani be-emtsa mashehu, ani lo merukaz - I am in the middle of something, I cannot focus right now - אני באמצע משהו, אני לא מרוכז Amart she-ani tamid merukaz be-atsmi - You said that I am always concentrated on myself (self-centered) - אמרת שאני תמיד מרוכז בעצמי Gel super merukaz - Super concentrated laundry gel - ג’ל סופר מרוכז Lehitrakez be-mashehu - To concentrate on something - תתרכז במשהו Titrakez “retsach” - Try hard to concentrate - תתרכז רצח Titrakzi (f.), titrakzu (pl.) - Concentrate! - תתרכזי, תתרכזו Ani rotse she-ha-shavu’a nitrakez be-ze - This week I’d like us to focus on this - אני רוצה שהשבוע נתרכז בזה Lehitmaked - To focus - להתמקד Moked sherut lakochot - Customer service center - מוקד שירות לקוחות Merkazi - Central - מרכזי Ha-tahana ha-merkazit - The central bus station - התחנה המרכזית   Playlist and Clips: Mati Caspi - Shirim be-mitz agvaniyot (lyrics) Hafra’at keshev ve-rikuz - ADD - TV1 Machane rikuz - Concentration Camp Nadav Guedj - Ulai Nedaber (lyrics on YouTube) Jel Merukaz - Concentrated gel commercial Anahnu ba-mapa - Titrakez, concentrate, imperative, masculine Zaguri Imperia - Titrakzi, concentrate, imperative, feminine Nestea - Titrakzu, concentrate, imperative, plural Ha-tahana ha-merkazit - The Central Bus Station (Kan TV) Lahakat Ha-nachal - Sarit Ha-saparit (lyrics) TLV1's WhyWhyWhy! Podcast

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