Friday, October 24, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 2.5

Why wait until after the fact, when you can help prevent it from the start?

someone that has no perseverance, no patience to concentrate

אחד שאין לו סבלנות לשבת ללמוד או להתרכז

נישט האָבּן קײַן זיצפלייש

nit hobn kayn zitsfleysh

not to have the posterior to sit on

אין לו בשר לשבת (ישבן)י

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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