Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Taste of Yiddish 5.18

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this week's proverb
קויפסט שיך פאַר זיך טאָ מעסט זיי נישט אויף פרעמדע פיס


transliterated
koyfst shikh far zikh, to mest zey nit af frem'de fis


the proverb actually means
you are buying shoes for yourself don't measure them to someone else's feet
(don't acquire knowledge so you can use it to lecture others)


translated to Hebrew
אתה קונה לעצמך נעליים, אל תמדוד אותם על רגליים זרות



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A proverb is a short, generally known sentence of the folk which contains wisdom, truth, morals, and traditional views in a metaphorical, fixed and memorizable form and which is handed down from generation to generation

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