Thursday, May 14, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 2.34

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be in stitches, laughing uncontrollably

להתגלגל או להתפקע מצחוק

האַלטן זיך בּײַ די זײַטן

haltn zikh ba di zaytn

hold yourself by your sides

להחזיק את עצמו בצדדים (בצידי הגוף)

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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