Friday, July 4, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 1.20

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to show restraint, not to take things too far

להראות איפוק, לא להגזים

נישט איבּערציען דאָס שטריקל

nisht i'ber'tsi'yen dos shtrikl

don't over stretch the rope

לא למתוח את החבל יותר מדי

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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