10 Hebrew Words Palestinians Use Today

10 Hebrew Words Palestinians Use Today

1. Beseder

This is more common among Palestinians living in Israel. The word means 'Okay.'

2. Klita

The word means 'phone reception' and is often used among Palestinians in Israel. Palestinians in the West Bank might use the English word 'reception' for phone reception. 

3. Lachmania

This is a specific bread, as in the picture. 

4. Machsom

The word means a 'military checkpoint,' which is a reality to many Palestinians on their daily journey. 

5. Ramzon

This means 'traffic light' and is usually pronounced with an 'n' in the end by Palestinians in the West Bank; however, the correct pronunciation is 'Ramzor' with an 'r' in the end, not an 'n.'

6. Shnitsel

The word refers to the famous German dish that often uses pork. Here pork is replaced with chicken, and then battered and covered with breadcrumbs. 

7. Machshir

This means a 'remote,' and is more used to refer to the Television remote control. 

8. Me’anyen

This means 'interesting' which has no common Arabic equivalent in spoken language. This is often used among Palestinians in Israel. 

9. Slicha

This means 'sorry' and it is mostly used to say 'excuse me,' especially while in line or if you bump into people accidentally. 

10. Sulamit

This is the pound sign in Hebrew and is commonly used among Palestinians in Israel. 

 
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