Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 3.5

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Express It In Yiddish:
nearby, a short distance away, not too far, only a spit away, in close proximity

בקרבת מקום, מרחק יריקה, סמוך, מרחק נגיעה

צוויי טריט

tsvey trit

two steps (away)

שתי פסיעות מכאן

צוויי דרײַ שפּאַנען 

tsvey dray shpanen

two three spans or steps (away)

שתיים שלוש פסיעות

אין שכינות מיט

in sh'kheynes mit

neighbors with, close by

בשכינות עם

האַרט בּײַ

hart ba

very close to

קרוב ל

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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