Saturday, January 3, 2015

A Taste of Yiddish 5.15

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this week's proverbs about anger
זיך בּייזערן הייסט – זיך זעלבּסט בּאַשטראָפן פאַר די שולד פון אַנדערע

transliterated
zikh beyzern heyst – zikh zelbst bashtrofn far di shuld fun ande're

the proverb actually means
to become angry means to punish yourself over the sins of others

translated to Hebrew
לכעוס פירוש – להעניש את עצמך על העוולות של אחרים


here's another
אַ כּעסן איז ערגער ווי אַ שוועבּעלע

transliterated
a ka'sn iz erger vi a shve'be'le

translated to English
an angry person is worse than a match

translated to Hebrew
כעסן גרוע מגפרור


or this
דאָס ענדע פון כּעס איז דער אָנפאַנג פון חרטה

transliterated
dos en'de fun kaas iz der onfang fun kharo'te

in English
the end of anger is the beginning of regret

in Hebrew
הסוף של הכעס הוא ההתחלה של חרטה

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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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