Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by airelibre, Oct 27, 2012.
What is Lior Narkis talking about when he says שגעת and טרפת in the song of the same name?
The pattern of שגעת shaga`at and טרפת tarefet is typical to diseases. So both words mean something like "madness fever". Informal language (maybe) and yet looks like very good, formal Hebrew. They refer to the hectic mood when dancing, maybe under some influence.
In other places you may hear slang words of similar meaning - ג'ננה jnana or קרחנה karakhana, both are borrowed from Arabic.
Thanks, great explanation!
Could the words also be related to שגעון and לטרוף?
שגעון and טירוף (craziness, insanity).
לטרוף - to devour, to tear, to mix.
pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease don't pick up the language from these songs. That's like trying to learn proper English by listening to rap music. By that I mean that it's like prison lingo, not to trash qulity rap.
Haha, I certainly won't be using שגעת and טרפת. I like learning the language from these kinds of songs because generally the language is very simple so they're right for me at my current stage of progress.
Ho, that's fine then. good luck!
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