1. !איזה חום
Transliteration: Eizeh chom!
Definition: It’s so hot!
Tel-Aviv is insanely hot so get ready to hear this complaint 24/7.
2. ?אז לאן אתם טסים
Transliteration: Az, le’ahn atem ta’seem?
Definition: So, where are you flying?
This is important to know considering everyone around you will be going on vacation during the summer.
3. ?מכיר מדביר טוב
Transliteration: Ma’keer mahd’beer tov?
Definition: Do you know a good exterminator?
It’s an unfortunate truth that your apartment in Tel-Aviv will probably have cockroaches (commonly known as “jook-im.)
4. אני מזיע
Transliteration: Ani Meh’zee’ah
Definition: I’m sweating
Come July/August, we are all sweating.
5. ארטיק! ארטיק!
Transliteration: Ar’teek! Ar’teek!
Everyone in Tel-Aviv knows the man that walks around the beach yelling “ar’teek! ar’teek!” He is truly an Israeli icon.
6. ? עוד חתונה
Transliteration: Ohd Cha’too’nah??
Definition: Another wedding?
The summer in Israel is full blown wedding season so brace yourselves!
Definition: I got burned
Do not make the rookie mistake of forgetting sunscreen during the summer in Tel-Aviv, or you WILL get burned.
9. קפוא פה!
Transliteration: Ka’foo Poh!
Definition: It’s freezing in here!
If you work in an office you’re going to hear this a lot. The AC is always on full blast so be prepared.
10. ??? שלושים שקל לבירה
Transliteration: Shlo’sheem Shekel Le’bee’rah??
Definition: 30 Shekel for beer??
If you’re looking to grab a beer on the beach expect to hear this!