Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Taste of Yiddish 5.39

LEARN THE YIDDISH LANGUAGE FOR PENNIES!!
It's Not Just A Language!! It's Yiddish!!






this week's proverbs
צום גליק בּאַדאַרף מען קײַן חכמה נישט

transliterated
tsum glik badarf men kayn khokhme nit

the proverb actually means
to have luck you don't need brains (smarts)

translated to Hebrew
למזל לא צריך חכמה

vs

here's another
מען דאַרף האָבּן מזל צו ירשענען שכל

transliterated
men darf hobn mazel tsu yarshenen seykhl

in English
one needs luck to inherit brains

in Hebrew

צריך מזל לרשת חכמה


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Chaim Werdyger
Bringing back the Yiddish language



A proverb is a short, generally known sentence of the folk which contains wisdom, truth, morals, and traditional views in a metaphorical, fixed and memorizable form and which is handed down from generation to generation

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