#206 What Do You Think?
Published March 13, 2018
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    "Lahshov" means to think, a crucial word and root. From "One could think" to "without thinking twice" and "think about it", this episode teaches all the thought-related expressions you can, well, think of. Pro tip: "Let me think about it" is a perfect phrase to use with pushy marketing people.

     

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    New words and expressions:

    Lahshov – To think – לחשוב

    Lakachat pesek zman ve-lo lahshov – To take some time off and not to think – לקחת פסק זמן ולא לחשוב

    Ve-hu hoshev she-yeladim ma'aminim la-ze – And he thinks that kids believe in that – והוא חושב שילדים מאמינים לזה

    Mishehu hoshev aleicha (m.)/alayich (f.) – Someone is thinking about you – מישהו חושב עליךָ/עליךְ

    Ten/Tni/Tnu li lahshov al ze – Let me think about it – תן/תני/תנו לי לחשוב על זה

    Lahshov mi-hutz la-kufsa – To think outside of the box – לחשוב מחוץ לקופסה

    Bli lahshov paamayim – Without thinking twice – בלי לחשוב פעמיים

    Efshar lahshov – One would think… (It’s not such a big deal) – אפשר לחשוב

    Efshar lahshov, ma kvar asiti – What did I do, it's not such a big deal – אפשר לחשוב, מה כבר עשיתי

    Al ma at/a hoshev/et? – What are you thinking about? – על מה את/ה חושב/ת?

    Ma ata hoshev (ma’ta’hshev)? – What do you think? (m.) – מה אתה חושב?

    Ma at hoshevet (ma at’hshevet)? – What do you thinki? (f.) – מה את חושבת?

    Al ma hashavta/hashavt? – What did you have in mind? – על מה חשבת?

    Al mi at hoshevet? – Who are you thinking of? – על מי את חושבת?

    Hashavti lehatsi'a lach lehisha'er – I thought to offer you to stay – חשבתי להציע לךְ להישאר

    Hashavti lalechet la-mesiba, basof lo yatsa – I thought of going to this party, at the end it didn't happen – חשבתי ללכת למסיבה, בסוף לא יצא

    Ma hashavti le-atsmi? - What was I thinking? - מה חשבתי לעצמי?

    Ma hashavta le-atsmecha, ma hashavt le-atsmech? - What were you thinking? - מה חשבת לעצמך?

    Hoshev et atsmo, hoshevet et atsma – He/she thinks highly of himself/ herself – חושב את עצמו, חושבת את עצמה

    Hu ma-ze hoshev ta'tsmo, hi ma-ze hoshevet ta'tsma - He/she is so full of himself/herself – הוא מה-זה חושב ת’עצמו, היא מה-זה חושבת ת’עצמה

    Tahshov/tahshevi rega – Think about it for a sec. – תחשוב/תחשבי רגע

    Mi bichlal hashav al ze – Who even thought about this – מי בכלל חשב על זה

    Tahshov/tahshevi be-gadol – Think big – תחשוב/תחשבי בגדול

    La'asot hoshvim – To stop and rethink – לעשות חושבים

    Bo’u na’ase rega hoshvim – Let’s stop and do some thinking – בואו נעשה רגע חושבים

    Mahshava – A thought – מחשבה

    Tahshevi mahshavot – Think (imp. f.) (‘Think thoughts’) – תחשבי מחשבות

     

    Playlist and clips: 

    Arik Einstein – Pesek Zman  (lyrics

    Shalom Hanoch – Laila (lyrics)

    Hava Alberstein – Shir Tishrei (lyrics)

    Kipa, efshar lahshov

    Gil Nissan – Al Ma At Hoshevet [Lyrics beneath clip]

    Dudu Tassa – Hashavti (lyrics)

    Meir Alfi – Ma Hashavti Le'atsmi [Lyrics beneath clip]

    Ha-duda’im & Ha-parvarim – Tilbeshi Lavan (lyrics)

    Idan Yaniv & Lior Datauker – Hoshev Aleha (lyrics)

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