Here’s a phonetic translation of what Esther says in Hebrew on The Walking Dead: Dead City Episode 2:
This TWD: Dead City Episode 2 recap contains minor spoilers for “Who’s There?”
Hebrew : English Phonetic Translation
During scene where Negan and Maggie are being held at gun/grapple hook point:
“Anashem tuvem!”: “They’re good people!”
“Ma ata ose?”: “What are you doing?!”
“Lo, lo, lo, eaye besder!”: – “No, no, no, everything will be alright / okay!”
“Baechayiey” – “[I swear on] My life”
During scene where Negan asks to be taken to where The Croat is:
(when offering Negan pigeon) “Sachar?” : “Trade?”
“Mesokan!” : “Dangerous!”
“Mesokan meoad!” : “Very Dangerous!”
“E efshar! E efshar!”: “[We] Can’t! [We] Can’t”
As you can see, “The Pigeon Lady” as Negan affectionately calls Esther, trusts him & Maggie and doesn’t want to put them in harms way.
In fact, she tries to convince Tommaso and Amaia to stand down, calling Negan and Maggie “Anashem Tuvem” or “Good People!” Despite just meeting them.
TWD: Dead City’s Esther is played by actress Eleanor Reissa and speaks fluent Hebrew.
– Be sure to read our Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Review including detailed Pros and Cons.
– Then read our Dead City Episode 1 Highlight Scene Recap: The Croat cuts zip line rope!
Main Cast of The Walking Dead: Dead City (Characters)
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan Smith
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene / Rhee
Željko Ivanek as The Croat
Lisa Emery as The Dama
Steven Ogg as Simon (Cameo Only)
Mahina Napoleon as Ginny
Logan Kim as Hershel Rhee
Gaius Charles as Perlie Armstrong
Eleanor Reissa as Esther
Jonathan Higginbotham as Tommaso
Karina Ortiz as Amaia
Michael Anthony as Luther
Trey Santiago-Hudson as Jano
Aixa Kendrick as Scavenger
Caleb Reese Paul as Wesley
Charlie Solis as ‘The Bartender’
The Walking Dead: Dead City cast is led by series creator Eli Jorné. Dead City primarily takes place in a post-apocalyptic New York City. Maggie and Negan are its two lead protagonist characters. The show is based on the work of Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Note: Rick Grimes is not mentioned by name on Dead City Season 1. Although Rick is partially alluded to when Negan retells the tale of Sanctuary in a kind of recap.
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