Friday, November 4, 2016

A Taste of Yiddish 7.5

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this week's proverbs
אַז די ערשטע שורה איז קרום געשריבּן, טויג דער גאַנצער בּריוו אויף כּפּרות

az di ershte shu're iz krum geshribn, toyg der gantser briv af kapores

the proverb actually means
if the first line is written crookedly, the whole letter is useless

translated to Hebrew
אם השורה הראשונה עקומה, כל המכתב שווה לכפרות

פון אַ קרומן ליכט, איז אויך דער שאָטן קרום

fun a krumen likht, iz oykh der shotn krum

in English
if the candle is crooked, its shadow is crooked as well

in Hebrew
אם הנר עקום, גם הצל שלו עקום

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

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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