Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Taste of Yiddish 5.50

Master the Yiddish Language!! 
Now Easier Than Ever!!



this week's proverb
יושר וויל מען אַז יענער זאָל האָבּן

transliterated
yoysher vil men az yener zol hobn

the proverb actually means
a sense of justice you want someone else to have

translated to Hebrew
יושר רוצים שיהיה למישהו אחר


or this
ווייסט איר, וואָס ''יושר'' מאַכט? 'יתגדל ויתקדש שמיה רבּא'
ד''ה יושר איז שוין לאַנג געשטאָרבּן

transliterated
veyst ir vos 'yoysher' makht? 'yisgadal veyiskadash shemey rabo' dos heyst yoysher iz shoyn lang geshtorbn

in English
do you know the acronym of “Yosher” (righteousness)?
"yisgadeil v'yiskadeish shmeih raba” (that is the prayer for the dead) in other words righteousness is long dead...

in Hebrew
יודעים מה ראשי תיבות של "יושר"? יתגדל ויתקדש שמיה רבא
ז''א יושר כבר מת מזמן


Yiddish In 10 Lessons”
workbook and CD's
NOW AVAILABLE

A QUICK AND EASY WAY TO LEARN YIDDISH

אַ גוטע וואָך

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

2 comments:

  1. Can you explain more about what these mean? I see the literal meaning, but what's the connotation?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yosher is a Hebrew word meaning justice, honesty, integrity etc. It is a four letter word that has been integrated into the Yiddish language. These four letters can be used as an acronym for the first four words of the prayed you say for the dead each letter representing one of the four words that coincide with that word. Basically, what the proverb is trying to say is that honesty, integrity is as good as dead.....

      Delete