Friday, July 11, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 1.21

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Having one's own agenda in mind
כשמישהו מנסה לשכנע אותך שהוא מתכוון רק לטובתך אומרים לו

יעדער בּעל-דרשן, דרשנט פאַר זיך

yeder bal darshn, darshnt far zikh

every preacher preaches for his himself

כל בעל דרשן, דורש לעצמו

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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