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Just Say NU: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)

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Publisher Comments:

Just say Nu is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five most useful Yiddish words-shoyn, nu, epes, takeh, and nebakh-what they mean, how and when to use them, and how they can be used to conduct an entire conversation without anybody ever suspecting that the reader doesn't have the vaguest idea of what anyone is actually saying. Readers will learn how to shmooze their way through such activities as meeting and greeting; eating and drinking; praising and finding fault; maintaining personal hygiene; going to the doctor; driving; parenting; getting horoscopes; committing crimes; going to singles bars; having sex; talking politics, and talking trash. People have finally started to realize that there's nothing in the world that can't be improved by translating it into Yiddish. Just say Nu is the book that's going to show them how.

Synopsis:

From the author of the hilarious bestseller Born to Kvetch comes an indispensable guide to the Yiddish language

About the Author

Michael Wex is a novelist, professor, translator (including the only Yiddish translation of The Threepenny Opera), lecturer, and performer. He's been hailed "a Yiddish national treasure" and is one of the leading lights in the current revival of Yiddish, lecturing widely on Yiddish and Jewish culture. He lives and shmoozes in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427201874
Subtitle:
Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)
Publisher:
Macmillan A udio
Read by:
Wex, Michael
Read:
Wex, Michael
Author:
Wex, Michael
Subject:
Translating & Interpreting
Subject:
Translalating & Interpreting
Subject:
Yiddish language
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Yiddish language -- Social aspects.
Edition Number:
Abridged
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20071016
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 cds, 7.5 hours
Dimensions:
5.25 x 5.68 x 0.785 in
Media Run Time:
420

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