Words of the Week: Impeachment // אימפּי֜טשמענט

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abuse of power: דאָס אױ֜סניצן די מאַכט לרעה; דער קרו֜מבאַניץ פֿון דער מאַכט [DOS ÓYSNITSN DI MAKhT LERÓE; DER KRÚMBANITS FUN DER MAKhT] article of impeachment: דער אײַ֜נשולדיק־⁠פּאַראַגראַ֜ף, ־ן [DER…

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Yiddish Animals Quiz

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You’re about to set off on an excursion around the world to find and document an extraordinary array of Yiddish creatures. Before you leave, you need to prepare with the…

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The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

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The Yiddish language is a wonderful source of rich expressions, especially terms of endearment (and of course, complaints and insults). This article is a follow up on Ten Yiddish Expressions You…

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Yiddish Words of The Week: Apple

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Adam’s apple: דער (גאָרגל)קנאָפּ, …קנעפּ [DER (GORGL)KNOP, (…)KNEP] apple: דער עפּל, -׳ [DER EPL, -] apple blossom: דער ע֜פּלצוויט, -׳ [DER ÉPLTSVIT, -] apple butter: דער ע֜פּלשמיר [DER ÉPLShMIR] apple…

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Words of the Week: Ball

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ball (of your foot): דאָס פֿו֜סקישעלע, ־ך; דער פֿו֜סבאַל, ־ן [DOS FÚSKIShELE, -Kh; DER FÚSBAL, -N] ballroom dancing: באַ֜לטענץ (ל״ר) [BÁLTENTS (pl.)] go ballroom dancing: טאַנצן באַ֜לטענץ [TANTSN BÁLTENTS] dance…

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Words of the Week: Catastrophic flooding: דאָס קאַטאַסטראָפֿאַ֜לע ‘קאַטאַסטראָ֜פֿישע’ פֿלייצן

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catastrophic flooding: דאָס קאַטאַסטראָפֿאַ֜לע ‘קאַטאַסטראָ֜פֿישע’ פֿלייצן [DOS KATASTROFÁLE <KATASTRÓFIShE> FLEYTSN] climate change: דער קלימאַ֜טן־בײַט [DER KLIMÁTN-BAYT] drown: דערטרו֜נקען ‘דערטראָ֜נקען’ װערן [DERTRÚNKEN <DERTRÓNKEN> VERN] evacuate by boat (vt./vi.): עװאַקויִ֜רן (זיך) מיט…

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Words of The Week: Rosh Hashanah

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blow the shofar: בלאָזן שופֿר [BLOZN ShÓYFER] cast off one’s sins: גיין צו תּשליך; אָ֜פּטרייסלען די עבֿירות [GEYN TSU TÁShLEKh; ÓPTREYSLEN DI AVÉYRES] confess one’s sins: <מתװדה זײַן זיך אין די זינד <עבֿירות…

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“Words of the Week” – Labor Day

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Words of the Week: Sandwich

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Say it in yiddish: 15th Day of Av

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For Adults Learn Yiddish The Easy Way From Anywhere In The World! New Tele-Classes Starting September 3, 2019!   The 15th Day of Av-Picking a Bride (In the days of…

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