Thursday, November 13, 2014

Yiddish Expressions 2.8

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when something is lost forever, tell someone to forget about it, the plan is dead, not going to happen, too late, the train left the station, kiss it goodbye, fuhgeddaboudit!

אומרים למישהו "שכח מזה", אין סיכוי למצוא את זה, התוכנית מתה, זה לא יקרה, נאבד לצמיתות




קענסט דערויף קדיש זאָגן

kenst deroyf kadish zogn

you can recite the kadish (prayer for the dead) over it

אתה יכול להגיד קדיש על זה



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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