Thursday, September 24, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 3.2

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    Express It In Yiddish:
herein lies the reason, the truth of the matter, this is the point, the sense, the reasoning, the logic, this is the crux of the problem, the heart of the matter
    זה הענין, זאת הסיבה האמתית, זה לב הענין, זהו עצם העניין, בזה יש את כל הבעיה

דאָ ליגט דער הונט בּאַגראָבּן

do ligt der hunt ba'grobn

this is where the dog is buried

פה קבור הכלב

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


  1. How would you transliterate: Mir zollen keinmal nisht zain gepruft mit dus vus mir kennen zain gestruvt?

    1. We should never be tested for that which we can be punished for