Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 2.19

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Express It In Yiddish: throwing a temper tantrum, a flare-up, an outburst, a hissy fit

איך מגדירים ביידיש התקף זעם, התפרצות זעם, התפרעות פתאומית, איבוד שליטה מרוב כעס

קאָפּען דאָס לײַלעך

kopen dos laylekh

kicking the sheet

לבעוט ולרקוע ברגל בסדין

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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