Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 2.30

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being fooled, conned, swindled, duped, never materialized, didn't end up happening, a hoax

היה סתם מתיחה, תעלול, משהו שלא קרא בסוף, הוליך שולל

עס האָט זיך אויסגעלאָזט אַ בּוידעם

es hot zikh oysgelozt a boydem

it ended up being an attic

בסוף זה היה עליית-גג

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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