How Israeli Backpackers Imported an Element of Spanish into Hebrew

What nahagos, the casual term for “driver,” tells us.

A taxi driver pointing out directions to a backpacker. Design Pics Inc/Alamy Stock Photo.

A taxi driver pointing out directions to a backpacker. Design Pics Inc/Alamy Stock Photo.

Observation
Sept. 14 2016
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