Friday, October 17, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 2.4

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Express It In Yiddish:
someone who never grew up, immature, adolescent or juvenile
אחד שאף פעם לא התבגר, אינפנטילי, תינוקי

אַזוי ווי צו זיבּן אַזוי איז צו זיבּעציק

azoy vi tsu zibn, azoy iz tsu zibetsik

just like at seven so at seventy

כמו לְבן שבע כך לְבן שבעים



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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