Ther phrases in her book If You Can t Say Anything Nice Say it In Yiddish She has transliterated everything to her best approximation to how she learned them "If ou re on the west coast ou ll see some oddities in her spelling Properly "you re on the west coast ou ll see some oddities in her spelling Properly Yiddish is written with the Hebrew alphabet but uses a mostly Germanic grammar and lexiconEpstein s book is a fun introduction to Yiddish but it won t take An Accidental Woman you beyond memorizing a few funny phrases Hey why learn a whole language whenou can
Just Focus On The Good Parts This focus on the good parts This an invaluable resource for people who needs to learn how to deliver a good cussing out Some of the ill wishes in here are creative beyond the dreams of the average bear like May a demon take our father s son I daresay I know who to use that one on Even the blessings are left handed May the Lord bless and keep the czarfar away from us This book is not to be missed Has some funny curses but also has some really rude and hurtful ones The glossary is really usefulSome chapters are boring There are few paragraphs on jewish herstory i liked that part a lot The boring There are few paragraphs on jewish herstory i liked that part a lot The was a christmas present from my brother. Ough the Yiddish language to better identify an intended target The book also provides two generous glossaries of phrases to take ou from English to Yiddish and back again So think dumkop Even if The Siege Winter you could never tell a shlemiel from a shlemazel or a kvetcher from aenta before ou’ll now be able to proudly shout Migulgl zol er vern in a henglaykhter by tag zol er hengen un by nakht zol er brenen He should be transformed into a chandelier to hang by day and to burn by night. .
Oks written in the setting of the Jewish community and have come across uite a few Yiddish words I could surmise their meanings but now I know This bo Really cool idea for a book and there are some very creative insults thereBut Yiddish is a bit like Russian Czech and similar languages to me my brain just does
not seem to be wired for them Anything Latin based works forseem to be wired for them Anything Latin based works for and for some weird reason Swahili and Korean seem to make sense I m a language geek If I had infinite time and money I would spend "Them Learning As Many "learning as many as I could One of the languages that has fascinated me as long as I can remember is Yiddish It used to be a vibrant language but post Holocaust it has dwindled to a dying language relegated mostly to academics and the elderly There is a revival effort afoot and hopefully it will take holdIn the meantime Yiddish is mostly a language of phrases and insults passed down through different business cultures Schmuck chutzpah spiel I could go on I bet ou know them I bet Chalk Cheese you ve used them They are all YiddishIfou want to go beyond the basics Lita Epstein has compiled a bunch of insults and Di vantsen Go bother the bedbugsLita Epstein offers a crash course in the Yiddish gift for vivid invective Along the way Christmas with Grandma Elsie (The Original Elsie Dinsmore Classics you’ll learn a bit about the language itself its history pronounciation and travels and gain access to its lethal power Humor is of course a freuent accomplice the better to killou with mein kind and the sheer range of words for goof offs screw ups gossip mongers and evil doers will demonstrate how keen observation not to mention hair splitting works thr.
Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Lita EpsteinMeh It was okay I like reading about language and languages and there were some interesting bits but when it came time to the laundry list of insults and curses I usually just felt bad I get from the title it isn t a book of blessings on people but some of them just felt awful I guess I was hoping for a humorous take on Yiddish and how it can be used to offer backhanded compliments or insults So certainly part of it was my expectation Also I feel I d personally get out of learning Yiddish rather than just trying to memorize some phrases Again a personal thingAs with anything ou re mileage may varyThe short I wouldn t have read it had I been better aware of what it was and I shan t ever read it again My renewed enjoymentappreciationinterest in Yiddish continues This book was a gift from my wife and a good one it is There are many errors in the book though as far as correct translations go but it s light enough and humorous enough to get a pass on those
Several of the insults are now part of my vernacular Wife s mission accomplished When I saw the title Iof the insults are now part of my vernacular Wife s mission accomplished When I saw the title I I had to read this "book I ve read a fair number of bo. You haven’t been really insulted "I ve read a fair number of bo. You haven’t been really insulted ou’ve been cursed at in Yiddish One of the most colorful and toothsome languages ever spoken Yiddish has survived in the toughest of circumstances and it’s partly due to its ability to say what’s on its mind like it or not Harsh to the point of cruelty well where to begin Yiddish curses can also add a touch of sweetness to the bitter pill A vecher balkon dir in kop May a soft balcony fall on our head You don’t agree Gai bareh.