Friday, September 12, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 1.30

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someone going through hard times, life is not a picnic

אחד שעובר קשיים בחיים, לא הכל הולך כמו שתכנן נקרא

ער לעקט נישט קײַן האָניק

er lekt nit kayn honik

he is not licking honey

הוא לא מלקק דבש

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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