Sunday, September 28, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 2.1


Someone that struck it rich or married into a rich family

אחד שהתעשר, או שהתחתן לתוך משפחה עם כסף




אַרײַנפאַלן אין אַ שמאַלצגרובּ

a'raynfaln in a shmaltzgrub

to fall into a pit full of fat (animal)

ליפול לתוך בור של שומן





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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