Thursday, May 28, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 2.36

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someone/something, an organization or a company without direction or goal, losing the way, off course, doesn't know one's destination
מישהו או משהו, עמותה או חברה ללא כיוון, בלי מסלול, בלי שאיפה, יעד, מטרה



אַ שיף אָן אַ רודער

a shif on a ruder

a ship without a rudder

ספינה ללא הגה


Rudder a vertical blade at the stern of a vessel that can be turned horizontally to change the vessel's direction when in motion.

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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