Friday, May 30, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 1.15

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How do you say in Yiddish “to suck someone dry”
איך אומרים ביידיש להוציא את המיץ או להיכנס עד לשד עצמותיו של מישהו

אַרויסציען דעם מאַרך פון די בּיינער

a'roystsi'en dem markh fun di beyner

to take the marrow out of the bones

להוציא את המוח מהעצמות

Yiddish is rich with expressions. In fact, sometimes the same phrase can be said in a number of different ways. I try to bring the unique ones, where it is is not obvious from the literal translation what the expression means.

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