Natalie Portman teaches us Hebrew slang in “Secret Talent Theatre,” and we’re impressed

If you’ve been following Vanity Fair, you’re probably familiar with their “Secret Talent Theatre” videos. To welcome us into Monday, the magazine decided to release their video of Natalie Portman’s hidden talent of Hebrew slang, which we’re incredibly grateful for.

Portman holds both American and Israeli citizenship, so obviously, her Hebrew is top notch. The actress was born in Jerusalem, but grew up in the United States since toddlerhood. Her background and ancestry are incredibly interesting and intriguing, and by letting us in to hear her “secret talent,” we feel even more connected to her.

Thanks to Portman, now we have a few more incredible phrases to throw around.

Hebrew is a beautiful language, isn’t it?

While Portman is definitely educating us through the video, she also made us laugh a little bit.

"Zayin is dick," Portman said. "Also, a letter of the alphabet."


Oh, and there’s one more.

"Ben Zona, son of a whore," Portman casually noted.

Of course, not all of the slang she demonstrated was negative. We’re loving “lizrom,” which means to “go with the flow,” and according to Portman herself, “balagan” is a big one for Hebrew beginners. Even more impressive, she happened to know exactly where the word stemmed from.

"Balagan is a great means a mess. And it comes from the same root as balcony, because balconies are where you threw your clothes and dirty rags and stuff," she mentioned.

We pretty much expected Portman to have that trivia down — as we all know, she’s incredibly smart. Out of all of the “Secret Talent Theatre” videos so far, this one is definitely one of our favorites!

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