Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

By Rabbi Benjamin Blech

You’re no fool, of course.  you could serve up a median s’il vous plaît in a French bistro, reside los angeles vida loca for an evening of margaritas, and deal with a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. but if it involves throwing round a bit Yiddish, you're feeling like a complete nebbish! Don’t throw up your arms in a helpless “Oy, vey” simply but! the entire Idiot’s consultant® to studying Yiddish is your advisor to this specific tongue, no matter if you’re tackling ideas of grammar or simply throwing round a few keyword phrases so that you sound rather less goyish. during this entire Idiot’s consultant® you get: --A attention-grabbing rationalization of ways and why Yiddish constructed. --An effortless advent to the Yiddish alphabet, in addition to to the designated sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you’ll desire for speaking with friends and family or for bargain-hunting on New York’s decrease East part. --A treasury of Yiddish phrases and words for every thing.  

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When you are almost at the very spot, there's nothing more appropriate than a very rapid repetition of the word ot, as in ot, ot, ot. " 33 34 ℜ♦ Vart oyf mir. ) Here's another great phrase whose usage extends far beyond taxi passenger to driver. I can visualize almost a dozen scenes from the Yiddish theater where the young man or woman is forced by unavoidable circumstance to leave a loved one and pleads with a cry, "Vart oyf mir," as the curtain closes to bring the first act to an end. Â < previous page page_121 next page > If you like this book, buy it!

Fran Lebowitz, the biting satirist of our day, claims, "All God's children are not beautiful. " But that's not really so, or it certainly doesn't have to be. Almost anyone today can become sheyn or, at the very least, shener. " So why not take time out for a little makeoverbecause it's a mitzve. Â < previous page page_143 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_144 next page > 61 62 Page 144 See which of the following phrases you'll want to use soon: Yiddish English Tsi ken ikh makhen a bashtelung?

He finally decided on Take a Metsiye. " Almost everyone else thought it was an exotic Japanese phrase connoting luxury and good dining. But to find a dual purpose name like that, now that's a metsiye! It's Time for a Makeover Still not happy? Shows and shopping didn't do it for you? Maybe you need to spend some more time on yourself. Fran Lebowitz, the biting satirist of our day, claims, "All God's children are not beautiful. " But that's not really so, or it certainly doesn't have to be. Almost anyone today can become sheyn or, at the very least, shener.

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