Doc love the dating dictionary
If you don't see it in the glossary, try spelling it slightly differently (i.e. I'm happy to help where I can, but please do not attempt to use me as a free translation or editing service!
" "Shlep" vs "Schlep" Also, please be respectful of my time and ask nice!!
Before WWII, Yiddish was spoken by more than 11 million people.
Today, it is spoken by perhaps one tenth that many.
" Contempt through affirmation: "My partner, he wants to be." Fearful curses sanctioned by nominal cancellation: "May all your teeth fall out except one, so that you can have a toothache, God forbid." Derisive dismissal disguised an innocent interrogation: "I should pay him for such devoted service? Help keep Yiddish alive by learning new words and making them a part of your everyday conversation.
"r" is gently rolled, as the single "r" in Spanish or French.
(pronunciation guide added only to words whose pronunciation might be questionable from the spelling.
On one hand, it referred to the New Land which robbed early immigrants of their culture, their language, sometimes their families and their fortunes. I recently read that New York area firefighters are training at The Concord by purposely setting rooms ablaze! ) So a "chai-nik" is the thing into which the tea is put.
But the expression was also used as an an interjection, expressing admiration for the wonders, joys, possibilities of America. "Nik" is a suffix which turns the root word into a new word generally meaning "one who does [the root word]" This ending is used often to create Yinglish words such as " was defined as a "teacup" (a small piece of china).