Friday, November 25, 2016

A Taste of Yiddish 7.8

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this week's proverbs
דער וואָס דערטרינקט זיך, כאַפּט זיך אָן, אין אַ שאַרף פון אַ שווערד

der vos dertrinkt zikh, khapt zikh on, in a sharf fun a shverd

the proverb actually means
he who is drowning, will latch on to the blade of a sword

translated to Hebrew
מי שטובע, ייתפס בחודו של חרב

or this
דער וואָס טרינקט זיך שרײַט נישט על־פּי נאָטן

der vos trink zikh, shrayt nit al-pi notn

in English
He, who is drowning, doe not shout according to the musical notes

in Hebrew
ההוא שטובע, לא צועק לפי התווים

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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