Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Taste of Yiddish 6.12

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Some Yiddish Words For Chanukah
Yiddish
Phonetically
English
Hebrew
מנורה
menoyre
menorah
חנוכיה
בּוימל
boyml
olive oil
שמן זית
קנויט-ן
knoyt-n
wick-s
פתילי(ה)-ות
לאַטקע-ס
latke-s
potato pancake-s
לביב(ה)-ות
כרעמזל-עך*
khremzl-ekh*
potato pancake-s*
לביב(ה)-ות*
פּאָנטשקע-ס

דריידל/גאָר**  
puntshke-s

dreydl/gor
doughnut-s

dreidel
סופגני(ה)-ות

סביבון
*Some use khremzl as a different kind of pancake made on Passover. It's all about geographics
**In some Lithuanian areas the dreydl was called a 'gor'




this week's proverb
אַלעס פאַרלירט דער מענטש מיט די יאָרן; יוגענט, שיינהייט, געזונטהייט, ליבּע פאַר כּבוד; נאָר איין זאַך בּלײַבּט אים – זײַן נאַרישקייט

transliterated
a'les farlirt der mentsh mit di yorn; yugent, sheynheit, gezunt'heyt, li'be far koved; nor eyn zakh blaybt em – zayn narishkeyt

the proverb actually means
a person loses everything as he grows older; youth, beauty, health, esteem or self respect; only one thing remains with him – his stupidity

translated to Hebrew

עם ההתבגרות הבן אדם מאבד את הכל; הצעירות, היופי, הבריאות, רדיפה אחרי הכבוד; רק דבר אחד תמיד יישאר איתו - הטיפשות


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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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