how to say “I’m stuffed” in Hebrew

אֲנִי מְפֹצָץ

With their penchant for making light of difficult and chronic things like war and terror, Israelis translate I’m stuffed as אני מפוצץ if it’s a male speaking and אני מפוצצת if it’s a female – literally, I’m exploded.

For example:

קינוח? לא, תודה, אני מפוצץ!

Dessert? No, thanks, I’m stuffed!

Raise your hand if you identify with this one.

The human body being full of food isn’t the only Hebrew slang usage of מפוצץ . You might also hear:

הקניון מפוצץ באנשים.

The mall is full (exploded) of people.

Israelis might also say אני מתפוצץ or אני מתפוצצת – I’m exploding – but this tends to be reserved for the expression אני מתפוצץ/מתפוצצת מצחוק – I’m exploding from laughter.

חג פסח שמח!

Happy Passover holiday!

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