#189 A Bundle of 'Enjoy'
Published October 17, 2017
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    You’ll hear it all the time — when you’re handed a music show ticket, getting the menu, or receiving your shopping bag from the cashier: ‘tehenu’ means ‘enjoy.’ Today Guy explains how to use this word and teaches us more words from the same root. Bonus: this root exists also in Arabic, so we can learn some greetings to use with Arabic speakers as well!

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    Words and expressions discussed:

    Tehene me-ha-hayim shelcha – Enjoy your life – תהנה מהחיים שלך

    Tehene, teheni, tehenu – Enjoy (m., f., pl.) – תהנה, תהני, תהנו

    Tehene, ze ma she-nish’ar – Enjoy, that is all that remains – תהנה, זה מה שנשאר

    Teheni! – Enjoy! (f.) – תהני

    Va-yomer Adonai, tehenu, taasu haim, tochlu eize Roquefort tov – And God said, enjoy, have fun, eat a good Roquefort cheese – ויאמר אדוניי, תהנו, תעשו חיים, תאכלו איזה רוקפור טוב

    Hana’ah, Hana’ot – Enjoyment/s – הנאה, הנאות

    Ein kmo ha-hana’ot ha-pshutot shel ha-haim – There’s nothing like the simple enjoyments of life – אין כמו ההנאות הפשוטות של החיים

    Lehenot + mi – To enjoy -להנות מ-

    La-hana’atchem – For your enjoyment – להנאתכם

    Neheneiti nora – I really enjoyed myself – נהניתי נורא

    Mamash/ma-ze neheneti – I really enjoyed myself – ממש/מה-זה נהניתי

    Tahanina (Arabic) – Congratulations – تهانينا

    Bil-hana wa-l-shifa (Arabic) – Bon appetit – بالهنا والشفا

    Playlist:

    Carolina – Mul Ha-yam (lyrics)
    Avraham Tal – Festival Malchut Ha-hermon (lyrics)
    Yoni Bloch – Ahrayut (lyrics)
    Tom Yaar (Stand-up comedy)
    Ha-breira Ha-tiv’it – Yeladim Ze Simha (lyrics)
    Bamba Snack commercial
    Kaveret – Nechmad (lyrics)
    Kol Ha-musika
    Yetsi’at Herum – Neheneti Nora (lyrics)
    Rami Muhammad – Tahanina (Arabic: Congratulations)
    Arabic lesson by Maha

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