Thursday, September 4, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 1.29

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In Yiddish to dupe, deceive you say
ביידיש להונות, לרמות, להערים על...אומרים


פירן אין בּאָד אַרײַן

firn in bod a'rayn

lead one to the bathhouse!

להוביל לבית המרחץ




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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