Modern Hebrew Slang: How to say 'shit' in Hebrew
All Kinds of Crap - moderately inappropriate
|Have to mention, that English expression "Oh, shit!" is not literally translatable
to Hebrew -- Israelis use slightly different expressions for disappointment
and frustration. The word חרא can be used in other
expressions though -- see below.
From the other hand, Israelis (especially yuppies from North Tel-Aviv) might just use the English phrase "Oh, shit!":
borrowed through Hollywood movies, it has become quite popular:
|We're in deep shit!
(literally: the sutiation is shit)
||המצב - חרא
|He's really bad guy.
(literally: He's a shit of a person.)
||הוא חרא של בן-אדם
|Their food (tastes like) shit.
shel okhel yesh lahem
||חרא של אוכל יש להם
||[ zevel ]
|really bad person
(As you can see, the words "crap"
and "shit" can be used somewhat
interchangeably, just like in English.)
shel ben-adam ]
||זבל של בן-אדם
(literally: Life/living in crap)