Ever Wanted To Learn Hebrew Slang? Natalie Portman Is Here To Teach You.

"Go with the flow."

Vanity Fair's "Secret Talent Theatre" video series allows Hollywood's biggest stars to show off some skills we may not have known they possessed. It's also a great opportunity for the rest of us to learn a few things. Last month, Amy Adams taught us how to throw a football. Before that, Margot Robbie taught us some Australian slang we never knew we needed.

If you thought that was interesting, wait until you hear about Hebrew slang from Natalie Portman. The actress, who was born in Jerusalem and has dual American and Israeli citizenship, covers 10 Hebrew words and phrases in less than two minutes in the latest installment of the series.

Some of the examples are dirtier than others. Zayin, for example, means "dick," and is also a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. If you're looking for something a little more innocent to say, try lizrom, which means "flow," as in "go with the flow."

One of Portman's favorites is chai b'seret. "This means you're living in a movie," she explains, "which is like if someone's being dramatic or they're unrealistic about their prospects."

The actress even gives background about where one of the words (balagan, which means "a mess") was derived: "It comes from the same root as 'balcony,' because balconies were where you threw your clothes and dirty rags and stuff, so it would be a mess."


Take Portman's full crash course in the video below:

(H/T: Hello Giggles)


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