#288 If We're Quarantined, Then Let's Do It in Style


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The Hebrew word בידוד, quarantine, will likely be the word of the year. So it's appropriate that Guy discusses its root, ב.ד.ד, and covers some of the Hebrew words derived from it, like isolation, insulation and solitude.

Ruben's Pronunciation Course: https://tlv1.fm/happy6

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New Words and Expressions:

Ani be-bidud ba-bayit - I am in quarantine at home in Shanghai - אני בבידוד בבית

Hesger - Quarantine - הסגר

“Ne’elatsim lehikanes le-bidud” - We have to get into quarantine - נאלצים להיכנס לבידוד

“Ve-im kvar bidud, az she-yihye be-style” - If it’s already quarantine, it should be with style - ואם כבר בידוד, אז שיהיה בסטייל

“Anachnu mevudadim me-ha-olam” - We’re isolated from the world - אנחנו מבודדים מהעולם

“Aval yesh lanu et ha-teva shelanu” - But we have our piece of nature - אבל יש לנו את הטבע שלנו

“Mevudadim” - People who are in quarantine - מבודדים

Bayit mevudad - Isolated house - בית מבודד

Levoded - To isolate - לבודד

Bidud - Isolation, quarantine, insulation - בידוד

Hu/hi be-bidud - He/she is in quarantine - הוא/היא בבידוד

Anachnu nichnasim le-bidud - We’re getting into quarantine - אנחנו נכנסים לבידוד

“Bidud hamisha kochavim” - Five star quarantine - בידוד חמישה כוכבים

“Ein psharot ba-bidud, ze hayav lihyot barur” - There is no compromise in quarantine, it has to be clear - אין פשרות בבידוד, זה חייב להיות ברור

Badad (flowery) - Alone - בדד

“Levad, al ha-gag, shabatot ve-hagim” - Alone, on the rooftop, on weekends and holidays - לבד, על הגג, שבתות וחגים

“Mi-bdidut ha-anashim hofchim kashim” - Because of loneliness people become difficult - מבדידות האנשים הופכים קשים

Mishehu margish boded - Someone feels lonely - מישהו מרגיש בודד

Hayal boded - Lone soldier - חייל בודד

Ee boded - Desert island - אי בודד

Gerev boded(a) - Lonely sock - גרב בודד/ה

Boded - Alone, single - בודד

“Hayo haya panas boded” - once upon a time there was a single streetlight - היה היה פנס בודד

Kartis boded - Single ticket - כרטיס בודד

Notru kartisim bodedim - There are only a few tickets left - נותרו כרטיסים בודדים

Lehitboded - To isolate oneself - להתבודד

Hitbodedut - Seclusion - התבודדות

Playlist and Clips:

Lehikanes le-bidud - KAN TV

Ein psharot ba-bidud

Zohar Argov - Badad (lyrics)

Yehudit Ravits - Shabatot Ve-hagim (lyrics)

Ktsat Acheret - Shir Bein Arbayim (lyrics)

Hayalim bodedim

Gerev bodeda

Ha-tarnegolim - Panas Boded (lyrics)

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