Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Taste of Yiddish 7.12

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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 sayings
די שוואַכסטע טינט האַלט מערער ווי דער שטאַרקסטער זכּרון

transliterated
di shvakhste tint halt merer vi der shtarkster zikorn

the saying actually means
the weakest ink holds more than the strongest memory

translated to Hebrew
הדיו הכי חלש, מחזיק יותר מהזכרון הכי חזק



another
אַ טראָפּ טינט מאַכט אַ מיליאָן טראַכטן

transliterated
a trop tint makht a milyon trakhtn

in English
A drop of ink, makes a million think

in Hebrew

טיפת דיו עושה מליון לחשוב



Express It In Yiddish Vol 1: Body Language”

500 Yiddish expressions and idioms about the nuances and mannerisms of body language. The body speaks its own language

אַ גוטע וואָך און אַ פריילעכן חנוכה

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

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