Category Archives: Language
Now, this is a good question. A gute frage indeed. We asked our shmoos-lerer (teacher in conversation) what in her opinion is the most Yiddish word. We could literally hear the wheels spinning in her head, before she finally exclaimed: … Continue reading
A student of Yiddish who may or may not be hard-working, but who gave her permission to be photographed for this blog.
I have a sneaking fear that I made a serious mistake. In the very title of this blog. Oy gevalt! It is possibly not supposed to be “di goldene medine” but rather “der goldener medine”. This brings back to me … Continue reading
Yiddish is a mishmash of all different kinds of influences, most prominent German and Hebrew. With certain Slavic components. Mixed together, subtracted and extracted into something quite on its own. Let’s take the word “sweet”. חנעוודיק. Cheynevdik. CHEYN-ev-dik. Stress on … Continue reading
There are lots of great proverbs in Yiddish. I will obviously, as far as I manage to keep this blog alive, present a representative selection of them. Since we today spoke about pets – here are a few over this … Continue reading