In the 1930s, Yiddish was spoken by more than 10 million people, but by 1945, 75% of them were gone. May I add k’nocker – which is a big talker, full of hot air, without the ability to back it up; nebbish – an unfortunate nobody who gets picked on; shmatteh – which is a rag or inferior clothing [also the Apparel Business is known as the ‘Shmatteh’ Trade]; farblondget – hopefully lost or confused. Thanks for a great post! I’m sure it was just an oversight or maybe I’m being overly sensitive but I did notice it. Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur. “No Chupah no Shtupa”…not advise I follow, but it’s what so many bubbelahs say! What yiddish words list is complete without the inclusion of “Shabbos Goy”? Ah, but since we’re a writing blog, not a reading blog or a speaking blog, may we not be excused for our lack of pronunciation guides? (informal) Very good; pleasant; agreeable. i hope when people post, they arent doing it just to start stuff. You can’t leave out nudnik — when the shlemiel spills his soup on the shlimazel, it’s the nudnik who asks what kind of soup it was! Perhaps as other ethnic groups become more influential in American or British popular culture, their languages will also feed the development of English to a greater extent. The top nomination for “favorite Yiddish word that didn’t get included on this list” seems to be: זיס Yiddish Discuss this sweet English translation with the community: These words aren't exactly Yiddish slang… they are commonly used Yiddish words you just have to know to sound like a real Yiddishe Yid … Good list! Hence the Jews were understandably wary of Gentiles. I am leaving behind a link pointing to my blog regarding my beliefs. Basically the shlemiel spills the soup on himself, and the shlimazel spills the soup on the person sitting next to him. Reply on Christie on January 17th, 2008 12:04: It’s probably close to the german “verklemmt” which means “uptight”. So fewer Arabic words have entered the English language than Yiddish words. oops…I meant to write insecure (not unsecure) . Zemirot: (Hebrew) Songs sung at the Shabbat table. spiel > Spiel (play) A number of Yiddish words also entered English through large Jewish communities in Britain, where the Yiddish language has exerted a strong influence on the Cockney dialect. Nice post. We've got 22 rhyming words for sweetie ... ייִדיש (Yiddish) հայերեն (Armenian) Norsk (Norwegian) English (English) Popularity rank by frequency of use How popular is sweetie among other rhymes? Sh— designates scorn or dismissal when used to prefix a word" "Sick-shtick, he should be in the office!" Or mishpokhe or mishpucha. but what about ladino, the language of the jews who fledd from Spain to places like Istambul and Thesaloniki? No other language has the expressive power of Yiddish – maybe because it’s a mash-up of several languages. If they bred a pig that chewed its cud, it’d be kosher. Leo Rosten, Hooray for Yiddish (1982) has a lengthy entry about this phenomenon under the modest title "sh—": sh— shm— Yinglish. In that case it means prudish. to do themselves. Anyway, I’m not sure what place your religious views have on a glossary of yiddish words. In the modern times, Jewish scriptwriters have introduced many Yiddish words into films with the original meanings often changed drastically. What hutzpa, ani roche ledaber lbeail shel atar. The mazel in shlimazel is also found in mazltof – it means luck. include: 1) Gonif – thief kan leiot 100 milim ze ata charih ladot. With only a handful of exceptions, we stayed, choosing martyrdom over betrayal. So, when the Tzar rode through the town, all the townspeople shouted “Hoo Rah, Hoo Rah”, (NOTE: in Hebrew “Hoo Rah” translates literally into “He is Evil.”), Thanks for sharing, ..interesting to know. Kubneh (Alternate spelling: Kubaneh) Sweet Yemenite bread prepared for the sabbath and typically eaten with zhoug. Why bring up the stereotype of the Jewish person haggling over money? the Orthodox Jewish community knew to rely on in turning Bupkis. We're hoping you'll stick around and learn some more Yiddish when you see that Yiddish is a fun language filled with flavor and style. Chutzpah is probably the most well-known Jewish/Yiddish concept. thank you to the poster of them, as well as thank you to all that posted. Discover some of this charming Yiddish slang, and expand your everyday vocabulary. Literaly “to stuff.” Used as a euphemism for sex. schmutz > schmutz (dirt). Cookies help us deliver our services. !”, “Ok and Marc you forgot to add “hypocritical” before “Orthodox Jewish”, truly observant (of halacha) Jews would not use legal loopholes to try to get around their own rules.”. How many ways to call someone an “idiot” does one person need? Jewish people is so cool! [beam me up]”. It just sounds cooler. Why bring retail/wholesale into it at all? I suppose all spoken languages started as some derrivative of another as “slang” if you will. There is no universally accepted transliteration or spelling; the standard YIVO version is based on the Eastern European Klal Yiddish dialect, while many Yiddish words found in English came from Southern Yiddish dialects. Word Cloud A graphical representation of the words that rhyme with sweetie. not decaying, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale. Yiddish also borrows from Slavic languages (e.g., Polish and Russian), as well as Semitic tongues (e.g., using the Hebrew aphabet). It's both humorous, dark, and largely insulting. nosh > gnash (snack) if you read your history, you will find that the Jews in Eastern Europe were excluded from many professions, forced to live in Ghettos [the Yiddish Word is Shtetl], and faced severe discrimination and Anti-Semitism. I speak some German and naturally recogonise the commonalities. This: mishpocheh Regarding the shlemiel and shlimazel, I learned a slightly different definition. You'll also get three bonus ebooks completely free. Fun fact: this is Klein’s favorite of the words: “It’s the sound of it that gets to me.” 13. The essence of the rules is that they are formal entities — you are required to obey the strict letter of the law, no more — and no less. Many of the words are German; here are some I recognize: bissel > bisschen (a little) I have to learn this words because gringos use them! The polish word for beans is… ‘fasola’. Jewish slang has been adopted with open arms by the English language. They are, after all, the kin of Jesus and that is the religion he was raised in and was thoroughly familiar with. Jiddish is a german language. nebbish (n) An innocuous, ineffectual, weak, helpless or hapless unfortunate.”. Yiddish is slang plain and simple, it’s the middle ages version of ebonics. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly'); "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other" It is written using the Hebrew script. The Yiddish … Otherwise, no calamari! So you can tell your bus driver ah dank for getting you home in one … You will improve your English in only 5 minutes per day, guaranteed! May be made with rice, noodles, vegetables, or potatoes.-L-> Back to Top . You will find some Yiddush/Hebrew in the Star Trek movies and novels too. The nebish (or nebich not sure on the spelling) sits next to the shlimazel…. We were with you in the Nazi extermination camps with the important distinction that we were free to leave. Yiddish is the language that was widely spoken by the Jews of Eastern Europe prior to World War II. Chutzpah can be a good thing or a bad thing, but there usually is a level of shock or admiration associated with it. Yiddish Language and Culture – history of Yiddish, alphabet, literature, theater, music, etc. (uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar. Either way, whoever wrote it deserves the credit—if you know who it is, please let me know. At e Yiddish we have started offering online Yiddish lessons. If these are 40 words people should know, shouldn’t they know how to say them correctly? Maybe you should try that, instead of making useless, persnickety comments about other posts. Someone who’s not comfortable around others or a little unsecure. Was this necessary? The Hebrew for sweetie is מוֹתֶק. Kugel Jewish version of a casserole, often with a pudding-like consistency. As in Hebrew, the ch or kh in Yiddish is a “voiceless fricative,” with a pronunciation between h and k. If you don’t know how to make that sound, pronounce it like an h. Pronouncing it like a k is goyish. Thanks to Elizabeth Mitchell for mentioning that. Free dictionaries at TranslationDirectory.com. Literal definition is “destiny.” It’s usually used to describe a soulmate, someone who was meant to be. This is a list of Yiddish Words starting with Sh. The thing I, a Caucasian goy, appreciate about sites such as these and the other ethnic / racially oriented sites is that I come away with a better knowledge of the people around me. Like Saul / Paul of the Christian Greek scriptures, I am indebted to every well-lived life I have ever learned from. term for the local neighborly, gentile whom Schmatta is the yiddish word for “rag.” Hence, schmatta-chic. Chutzpah is the quality of audacity, for good or for bad. Yiddish Dictionary Credit I didn't put this list together. That’s an interesting thought. 3) Versteh – understand, get it? Besides, the Southern Yiddish pronunciation is different from the Eastern European pronunciation. Alte Makhsheyfe: An insult meaning “old witch.” 2. Krupnik Polish word for barley soup. It disturbs me that anti-semites would seek out such a site just to make caustic comments. Otherwise, great list. Words Related to Jewish Dietary Laws (Kashrut) Labne This is more of a culture thing, though a religion is involved, it isn’t really religious so to speak. (countable, UK) A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy. Jewish scriptwriters introduced many Yiddish words into popular culture, which often changed the original meanings drastically. Some other widely used Yiddish words you should consider for future lists (50 words?) Shabbes Goy was usually an agreeable neighbor. Nothing new – both Yiddish and modern High German stem from the older Middle High German. Shalom Aleichem! I should point out that Arabic is a colorful language as well, but Jews have been much more involved than Arabs in English-speaking radio, television and film. An English sentence that uses these words sometimes is said to be in Yinglish (or Hebronics). Assuming a typo, that you aren’t actually a “caucasian goy,” are you a caucasian guy, or a caucasian gay? 5) Zaftig – buxom or hefty (but in a good way). One challenge is to figure out the true origin of words. Thanks is ah dank. “I’ll sell it to you at wholesale”?! Kismet. Macher – German: machen, to make; Macher: an accomplisher The “origin” of kibosh reminds me of the story that in Russia, when the Tzar would come into one of the small Jewish towns, the army would be there before him to insist that the townspeople greet the Tzar appropriately. Apparently a lot! Really? A vocabulary list featuring Yiddish Words. It’s a funny language, very funny. In Southern American Jewish Yiddish of the 1950s, to kibbitz just meant “to have a good chat”; but often with overtones of gossiping. It can also relate to sexuality. Daniel Levy, What about gevaldig (great), draikup (crooked guy). Consequently, whenever I use a Yiddish term, the response is either hysterical laughter or the “DAHHH… shmendrik” look. Well, probably, see here: Combines only the best of German and Hebrew/Aramaic! Shlep, tuches and oy vey are just a few of the many Yiddish words that have been incorporated into everyday American speech…so much so that their Yiddish flavor has faded a bit. Try to develope the issue. I grew up in a town with many, many Jewish people and Yiddish sayings are 2nd nature to me. Great list, all words and expressions I am well familiar with, and being Jewish I love to see Yiddish get the respect and attention it deserves. If you have to curse someone, make sure to do it in Yiddish. We hope this will help you to understand Yiddish better. My post just suggested some other Yiddish words – that are used in vernacular English – for possible inclusion on a future list here. They all hated the Tzar, and hated all the things he did. *melts into a gooey pile of awwwww* Your comment is worthless – several commented here already about the obvious German cognates with Yiddish. Plenty of Yiddish words have entered the English language over the years; sometimes words in the crossover are referred to as "Yinglish." 2) Shnorren – to beg or mooch == What’s the story. Also means “story” in Irish. Good luck pronouncing tchatchke correctly without help. Zaftig – German: saftig, from Saft=juice; ein saftiges Bussgeld – a heavy fine, What about verklempt? The word bupkis means nothing. ” Here are some of the best Yiddish words ever: Great conversation, everybody. having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers", having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition", having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar, not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water", pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello", pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge", pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child", (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet dessert wines", in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly'); "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other", a dish served as the last course of a meal, the property of tasting as if it contains sugar, the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth, English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912). A nice post, many words which I use. . I think you are misguided here. Shpilkes and ongebluzen are some of the less-common “Yinglish,” (words loosely of Yiddish or Hebrew origin that have become part of the English language) words and phrases out there. Links sweetie #10000 #23296 #100000. Spoken by Ashkenazi Jews, Yiddish is similar to German, with some Hebrew and other Slavic languages thrown in for kicks. gornischt > nichts (nothing) (http://readingthebestofthebest.blogspot.com/2012_07_22_archive.html) Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Although written using Hebrew characters, Yiddish has almost nothing in common with Hebrew (aside from several loan-words). Liven up your vocabulary with these 10 less familiar Yiddish terms. Okay, okay… to hear tchatchke pronounced, give this link a kvetch (audio in ogg format). I like your blog! That just makes me sad. mentsh > Mensch (man) One minor quibble though. Often the ‘Grubbe Yungem’ [low class coarse individuals] would come into the Shtetl and Beat Up or even Murder a few Jews to feel good about things. Dreck is also an important word, means inferior product or worse.. My, my, Mr. Poster of Comment #8, who’s the Racist? Most of these words come from the German language: Schmalz, schleppen, quetschen, Klotz, oweh, mir (accusativ of ich), Mensch etc. Small pockets of Yiddish-speakers still survive, primarily in Jewish communities in the United States. Klein notes that this compound word is derived from shabby-chic, or the concept of wearing worn-down clothes as a fashion statement. For example, in 1836, Charles Dickens wrote in Sketches by Boz, “‘Hooroar,’ ejaculates a pot-boy in parenthesis, ‘put the kye-bosk on her, Mary! No one is impressed that you can conjugate a few German verbs. “He stopped shtupping his shiksa after she gained weight.”. Yes, there is definitely overreaching on the part of some Israelis with their neighbors, but it happens in all races and religions, perhaps except yours, whatever it is, since you are so pristine. My beef is not giving phonetic pronunciations. Thanks for the additions guys, we might even update the list later to incorporate these. A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy. All we had to do was repudiate Yahweh and walk out of the camp. Linguistic says. Find more Hebrew words at wordhippo.com! It’s true that many widely spoken languages have come and gone and the true roots of many words that we still speak have gone with them. shalom. Some of my Jewish co-workers said that’s not the real meaning and verklempt was not being used properlyl. From the vast array of Yiddish insults, put downs, lamentations and naughty words, here are 61 of the best, with my personal favorite phrase ever right at #25. I read #4 and thought ‘huh?’. We were surprised by the demand. Copyright © 2020 Daily Writing Tips . Great List! List of Yiddish Words and Expressions. i have a project at my school on children of the holacaust, and these words have come in handy because we have to pretend we are that child, and write a diary. Everyday Yiddish-English-Yiddish Dictionary (beginning with "Z"). Those aren’t his words, but I think that they do reflect his thinking at 2 Corinthians 7:13-16. Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Having the taste characteristic of sugar or honey. Und ja, Ich kenne andere Sprache – zum Beispiel, Italienisch: “Va’ fanculo! At what point they become a legitimate language I don’t know. 41: Shtup They capture the warmth, strong family connections and expectations, hardship, and an irony distinct to the Eastern European Jewish culture from which the language arose. on electricity, light. This is a list of words that have entered the English language from the Yiddish language, many of them by way of American English.There are differing approaches to the romanization of Yiddish orthography (which uses the Hebrew alphabet); thus, the spelling of some of the following words may therefore be variable (for example, shlep is a variant of schlep, and shnozz, schnoz). "“Elise,” I’d say, “bubbeleh, you’ve got to stop stressing about what other people think." i think it is interesting to know these words. If you need a loshn-koydesh derived word, first spell it phonetically.Unaccented vowels often should be spelled with an e, as inborekh, bimkem, andmaskem. Just some constructive commentary on my part. If you change the URL, dropping the word “beliefs” and adding the word “life”, you’ll find further insight into the world as I see it. Arabic is a sister language to Hebrew, which is a major source for Yiddish words. There are some Yiddish words used in English language context. Maybe we’ll have to make another list. But what is even more interesting is the huge interest for Yiddish language. It means “family,” as in “Relax, you’re mishpocheh. Here is the translation and the Yiddish word for sweet: Use capital letters for the first letters of Hebrew propernames (like Refoyl and Binyomen).Don't use capital letters for any other Yiddish words. Remember, little ‘chats’ for Jews take much longer than for Goyim. Yiddish word for matzo balls. Potchke: (Yiddish) To fuss, or mess around, as in “I was potchke-ing around in the kitchen, when I came up with this recipe.” Schmear: (Yiddish) A generous spread, usually used to refer to an ample portion of cream cheese applied to a bagel. This article is a follow up on Ten Yiddish Expressions You Should Know. Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair. Latke But you forgot the word ‘schvitz/shvitz’ meaning a sauna or to hand around and have a nice long chat. Yiddish is a language that is used by Ashkenazi Jews that is related to German (but also has many Slavic, Hebrew, and Aramaic loan words). Another proof (if needed) that Yiddish is a living language and studied by youngster also. Oh wow! I wonder if Arabic speakers can recognize any of the Yiddish words which came from Hebrew. I have a sort of universal love for humanity … I wish I had time to truly know each and every decent human being I meet. Thanks, I didn’t realize some of these common expressions were Yiddish! Hey Mr. Ed, commentator # 32, Today, Yiddish is the language of over 100 newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, and websites. Or in his case, unlucky. This is one of the Yiddish words you can use … That which is pleasing or welcome to the mind. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, there is a distinct line drawn in the sand between myself and a modern Jew, but I do have a strong historical interest in the Jewish people. A Yiddish(Jewish) word, traditionally used by Grandmothers, that references children. e-mail goes to: yiddishkeit@pass.to be sure to put "Yiddishkeit" in the subject line. It’s such a great word and all it means is “family”. kop > kopf (head) How to use sweetie in a sentence. – use in place of “capeesh” (from Italian, capire) for a one word interrogative for “Do you understand? Excellent! The word entered the American vernacular in the late 1960s from the Yiddish tshatshke (from similar terms in the Slavic languages, including the Polish word meaning "knickknack," czaczko). The Yiddish language is a wonderful source of rich expressions, especially terms of endearment (and of course, complaints and insults). Cool list! If you want to know how to say sweet in Yiddish, you will find the translation here. In one scene, Kirk uses a Klingon communicator and screams to the transporter operator: “Shmaltz! The Yiddish language is a wonderful source of rich expressions, especially terms of endearment (and of course, complaints and insults). [citation needed] However, the primary meaning of Yinglish is an anglicism used in Yiddish. This isn’t, as you have assumed or mistakenly concluded, an “ethnic / racially oriented site.” It is a writing / language oriented site. Tchotchke also meant "pretty girl," but this version of the word has largely fallen out of use in English. Fantastic post! This article is a follow up on Ten Yiddish Expressions You Should Know.Jewish scriptwriters introduced many Yiddish words into popular culture, which often changed the original meanings drastically. So what does that tell you about exclusivity? No, seriously. As in Yiddish, these prefatory particles mock or negate the word they prefix. Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale. '” The word kibosh sounds Yiddish, but it also sounds like the Irish “cie bais,” meaning “the cap of death” worn by a judge. 4) Macher – a “hot shot” or “big wig” Cad e an spiel ? 2. That which is sweet or pleasant in odour; a perfume. Don't distinguish final khof, mem, nun, fe, tsadi. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. sweet translation in English-Yiddish dictionary. because each person individually helps by adding what they think on this. Dig into and choose from MomJunction’s treasure of 70,000+ baby names that are divided based on meaning, religion, origin, English alphabet, and gender. Grow A Brain Yiddish Archive – the Beatles in Yiddish, the Yiddish Hillbillies, the Pirates of Penzance in Yiddish, etc. Versteh – German: verstehen, to understand (Verstehst du das?) It derives from the Hebrew word ḥuṣpāh (חֻצְפָּה), meaning "insolence", "cheek" or "audacity". fire, other activities they were forbidden It was made popular during SNL’s Coffee Talk sketch and it seemed that they were using it as “I’m emotional and unable to talk”. Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar. Sweetie definition is - sweet. No other language? Do you know any others than English and Jiddish, Shnorren – German: schnorren, same meaning Interesting indeed, many of these words I had used in the past, without knowing their origin. Some of these words also cross over to other languages like russian where they mean similar things and are used similarly to english… could yiddish be the hidden world language? Basically we differ in only one important regard … the anointed messiahship of Jesus. The townspeople didn’t know what to do. German speakers have told us about all the words that German shares with Yiddish. I’ll sell it to you at wholesale.”. I think it is important to understand our linguistic heritage as something given to us from many cultures. The basic taste sensation induced by sugar. All Right Reserved. Subscribers get access to our archives with 800+ interactive exercises! However, the town I have lived in for the past 15 years has a very small Jewish population in comparison. If you don't know or can't guess the pronunciation, you may use the followingletters to spell out loshn-koydesh. It seems to have been written originally by Michael D. Fein. #28 … Acts 10:9-15 comes in handy, sometimes. 1. Can you tell me where I might find words which are not listed? Yiddish is arguably the most fun language ever. You might be surprised to learn how much Yiddish you already speak, but also, how many familiar words actually mean something different in real Yiddish. Schmendrink n. A ludicrous, super-sweet cocktail. A sister language to Arabic? thanks to all that posted. The word mishpocha for family and the Maori word mokopuna also means family indicating a rabbinical influence in codifying Maori into a written language 150 years ago. Suggestion and additions to this list can be sent to the author Michael Hanna-Fein who can be contacted by e-mail. Thank You. as with, the caucasian goy, cool, that u thought to use the goy part at the end. We weren’t really looking for lessons on how each word is to be perceived by various religions. Many of these Yiddish words have no direct equivalents in English. (countable, UK) A food eaten for dessert. Chutzpah is difficult to translate directly, but the best I've heard is probably "sheer nerve." Examples: type msKym for מסכּים, Slwmfor שלו… Kubneh ( Alternate spelling: Kubaneh ) sweet Yemenite bread prepared for past. With `` Z '' ) plain and simple, it isn ’ his. # 4 and thought ‘ huh? ’ scene, Kirk uses a communicator! 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