Sunday, October 5, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 2.2

dolled up, dressed to kill, all decked out

להתגנדר, לדפוק הופעה




אויסגעפּוצט אין האָניק און אין עסיג

oysgeputst in honik un in esik

to dress up in honey and in vinegar

להתגנדר בדבש ובחומץ





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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