Thursday, November 12, 2015

Yiddish Expressions 3.9

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Express It In Yiddish:
one that can't get his act together, not organized, not on schedule, a procrastinator, a laggard, a dawdler, a dillydallier, a lingerer, etc.
דחיין, מי שלוקה בנטייה לדחות ביצוע, אחד שלא מתארגן, סוחב סתם, אדם המשתהה מאחור, עצלן, זחלן, וכו'

אַ פאַרשלעפּטע קרענק

a farshlepte krenk

a prolonged sickness

מחלה ממושכת

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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