Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Taste of Yiddish 5.23 - Purim

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this week's sayings
אַ סך המנ'ס און נאָר איין פּורים

transliterated
a sakh Homons un nor eyn Purim

the saying actually means
there are many Haman's but only one Purim

translated to Hebrew
ישנם הרבה המנ'ים ורק פורים אחד

and this
אַז יידן רײַסן זיך אַרום איז אַ שמחה בּײַ די המנ'ס

transliterated
az yidn raysn zikh arum iz a simkha ba di Homons

in English
when Jews fight among themselves the Haman's rejoice

in Hebrew

כשיהודים רבים בינם לבין עצמם ההמנ'ים שמחים

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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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