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a slang usage of the Hebrew word for “neighborhood”

Mon | Dec 09

a slang usage of the Hebrew word for “neighborhood”

 

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שְׁכוּנָה
On the streets of Israel you’ll hear people using the word שְׁכוּנָה listen and repeat– literally, neighborhood (related words discussed here– to refer to something disappointingly amateurish
 
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How did this expression come to be? Einat Kedem explains that the source lies in contrasting two levels of soccer (football) games: professional and neighborhood (less than professional). 
For example:
אֵיךְ שֶׁמְּנַהֲלִים אֶת הַמְּדִינָה הַזֹּאת, זֶה פָּשׁוּט שְׁכוּנָה.
The way they’re running this country, it’s simply neighborhood (soccer).
by Ami SteinbergerFounder and Director, Ulpan La-Inyan

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