Thursday, February 26, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 2.23

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speak one's mind, let him have it, take a tough stance, to peak forcefully, making it abudantly clear

לדבר בתקיפות, במלוא עוצמה, בחוזקה, בעוז, שיבין טוב טוב, מילים כדורבנות




רעדן מיט בּאַקציינער

redn mit baktseyner

to speak with the molars


לדבר עם שיניים טוחנות


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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