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1 Wex, Michael Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)
0312364628 / 9780312364625; Here is a practical book designed to help you make Yiddish a part of your daily life. You might wonder why you need to pepper your conversation with words phrases, or entire sentences, in a language that almost nobody knows any more. The author, a professor, novelist, performer and translator - says "Why not? Yiddish has the ability to diminish human misery without providing any concomitant increase in happiness - and if you think that's easy, here's your chance to try it out. " Along with enough grammar to enable you to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, you'll learn how to schmooze your way through activities like meeting and greeting; eating and drinking; praising and finding fault; going to the doctor; driving; parenting; committing crimes; going to singles bars; talking politics and talking trash. There's nothing in the world that can't be improved by translating it into Yiddish - and this book shows you how (and some of those things you've been saying won't pass your lips again) . Navy blue cover with gold lettering.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St Martins Pr
Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., 2007, First Edition
New in New dust jacket

Price: 9.20 USD
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