10 Arabic Words Israelis Use Daily

10 Arabic Words Israelis Use Daily

Language is one of area where you can see the influence of one culture upon another. Both Israelis and Palestinians borrow words from each other. Here is a list of a few of the  Arabic words Israeli have incorporated into  Hebrew language today, click here.


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1. Sababa
This word means 'great' or 'cool.' 

 

 

2. Yalla
This word means 'let's go' or 'come on.'



3. Walla
This word means 'really?'

 

 

4. Chamsin
This word refers to a hot day where the temperature is unseasonably hot (from the Arabic word for fifty, as in 50 degrees Celsius).

 

 

5. Finjan
This word is used to refer to a Middle Eastern coffee pot (in Arabic this refers to the special coffee cup). 

 

6. Ahlan
This word means 'welcome.'



7. Dughri
This word literally means 'straight,' but in Hebrew is often used to mean 'straight talk.'

 

 

8. Basta
This word refers to a stand at an open market.

 

 

9. Achla
This word means 'more beautiful' in Arabic, but in Hebrew it's often used to mean 'great.'



10. Sachten
This word means 'good for you' or 'congratulations.'

 
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