The Complete Idiot s Guide to Learning Yiddish

Author: Benjamin Blech
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028633879
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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You're no idiot, of course. You can serve up a mean s'il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a little Yiddish, you feel like a total nebbish! Don't throw up your hands in a helpless “Oy, vey” just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Learning Yiddish is your guide to this unique tongue, whether you're tackling rules of grammar or just throwing around some key phrases so you sound a little less goyish. In this Complete Idiot's Guide® you get: --A fascinating explanation of how and why Yiddish developed. --An easy introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, as well as to the distinctive sound of Yiddish. --All the Yiddish you'll need for communicating with family and friends or for bargain-hunting on New York's Lower East Side. --A treasury of Yiddish words and phrases for everything.

My First Yiddish Word Book

Author: Joni Sussman
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
ISBN: 1467751758
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Did you know that Yiddish is written in Hebrew letters but pronounced more like German? Introduce your kids to their mama loshen (mother tongue) and open the door to their cultural heritage! The basic Yiddish vocabulary includes more than 150 words for family members, objects in the home and school, colors and numbers. Each concept is presented with a bright picture, the Yiddish word, and the translation and transliteration. The once-thriving language, spoken by millions, is undergoing a revival, and kids will enjoy learning to speak the colorful tongue.

Colloquial Yiddish

Author: Lily Kahn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317304667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Specially written by an experienced teacher, Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today. Colloquial Yiddish provides the first widely available, easily accessible, comprehensive Yiddish course designed primarily for the twenty-first-century international English-speaking independent learner and suitable for use in Yiddish classes worldwide. Each unit presents numerous grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary summaries throughout. Key features include: graded development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills realistic and entertaining dialogues jargon-free and clearly structured grammatical explanations a range of dynamic and appropriate supporting exercises supplementary texts presenting many of the most significant and relevant aspects of Yiddish culture. By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Yiddish in a broad range of situations. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-58019-9 (please note this does not include the audio) CDs: 978-0-415-58020-5 eBook: 978-0-203-85120-3 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) MP3s: 978-0-415-58021-2 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx) Pack: 978-0-415-58022-9 (paperback and CDs)

Drek

Author: Yetta Emmes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440621152
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One doesn't have to be Jewish to recognize the words that have made their way into every fold of popular language: Chutzpah, Mensch, Tokhes, Mishmash, Nudge, Shtick, Schmaltzy, Schlep, Icky, and so on. Then there are phrases whose meaning and syntax are borrowed from Yiddish: "bite your tongue", "drop dead", "enough already", and "excuse the expression". This hilarious, concise guide includes chapters on the Basic Descriptions of People (the good, the bad, the ugly, and the goofy), the Fine Art of Cursing, Juicy Words and Phrases, Exclamations and Exasperations, and the Fine Art of Blessing.

Yiddish with Dick and Jane

Author: Ellis Weiner
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316025550
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jane is in real estate. Today is Saturday. Jane has an open house. She must schlep the Open House signs to the car. See Jane schlep. Schlep, Jane. Schlep. Schlep, schlep, schlep. In text that captures the unque rhythms of the original Dick and Jane readers, and in 35 all-new illustrations, a story unfolds in which Dick and Jane--hero and heroine of the classic books for children that generations of Americans have used when learning to read--manage to express shades of feeling and nuances of meaning that ordinary English just can't deliver. How? By speaking Yiddish, employing terms that convey an attitude--part plucky self-assertion, part ironic fatalism. When Dick schmoozes, when Jane kvetches, when their children fress noodles at a Chinese restaurant, the clash of cultures produces genuine hilarity.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Judaism

Author: Benjamin Blech
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592571314
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the Torah to the High Holy Days, a neophyte's tour of an ancient but living religion covers all the basic practices and beliefs of modern Judaism as it is currently practiced around the world, discussing the major denominations of Judaism, anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, and new concerns for the twenty-first century. Original