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, stay 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 are feeling like a complete nebbish! Don’t throw up your arms in a helpless “Oy, vey” simply but! the whole Idiot’s advisor® to studying Yiddish is your advisor to this detailed tongue, no matter if you’re tackling ideas of grammar or simply throwing round a few keywords so that you sound rather less goyish. during this entire Idiot’s consultant® you get: --A attention-grabbing clarification of ways and why Yiddish built. --An effortless creation 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 little thing.  

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By Rabbi Benjamin Blech

You’re no fool, of course.  you could serve up a median s’il vous plaît in a French bistro, stay 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 are feeling like a complete nebbish! Don’t throw up your arms in a helpless “Oy, vey” simply but! the whole Idiot’s advisor® to studying Yiddish is your advisor to this detailed tongue, no matter if you’re tackling ideas of grammar or simply throwing round a few keywords so that you sound rather less goyish. during this entire Idiot’s consultant® you get: --A attention-grabbing clarification of ways and why Yiddish built. --An effortless creation 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 little thing.  

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That word will remain constant in every form of the past tense as we conjugate the word "have" with every different pronoun. Here's an example: English Auxiliary Verb Past Participle I laughed Ikh hob gelakht you laughed do host gelakht you (formal) laughed ir hot gelakht he laughed ir hot gelakht she laughed zi hot gelakht we laughed mir hoben gelakht you (plural) laughed ir hot gelakht they laughed zey hoben gelakht Now that we're all in such a happy, laughing mood, why not try it yourself with these words?

Ikh vil es mitnemen mit zikh. I'll take it with me. Tsi kent ir mir dos shiken? Can you send it to me? 57 58 Vemen zol ikh batsolen? Whom do I pay? Shikt mir a kheshbon. Bill me. Git mir a farkoyf-tsetel. Let me have a sales slip. Pakt dos forzikhtik. Pack this carefully. Zayt azoy gut, nemt fun mir a mos. Please take my measurements. Es past mir nit. It doesn't fit me. Â < previous page page_141 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_142 next page > Page 142 Where Did You Buy It?

He has pimples on his face," says the man from Pinsk. "Ikh bin als nokh nish zikher zogt mir nokh epes," zogt der Minsker. "I'm still not sure, tell me something else," says the man from Minsk. " "Ah, yo, yo," shrayt der Minsker, "der Chayim. Zikher ken ikh em. " "Ah, yes, yes," yells the man from Minsk, "that Chaim. Sure I know him. '' Â < previous page page_145 next page > If you like this book, buy it! < previous page page_147 next page > 63 64 Page 147 Chapter 14 Let's Go on Vacation All work and no play doesn't only make Jack a dull personaccording to Judaism, it is also strictly forbidden.

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