Thursday, May 7, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 2.33

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to be very ignorant; be hopelessly ill informed; be stupid; not knowing what 
he's talking about, talking without logic, making no sense, saying things just to be heard

לא לדעת מהחיים שלו מה הוא אומר, לדבר שטויות, להגיד דברים בלי ידע, בלי בסיס, בלי התמצאות

נישט וויסן פון קײַן הענט און פיס צו זאָגן

nit visn fun kayn hent un fis tsu zogn

not to know to explain one's hands and feet

לא לדעת להסביר את הידיים ואת הרגליים

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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