Tuesday, July 19, 2005

random thought

Every so often I feel like I should know more yiddish than I do. At present this is the extent of the yiddish I know:

Tuchis/tush- Butt (one's behind)

Schpilchis- excess energy, like ants in your pants

Shmie/smie- to look around, to browse

Milchik- dairy

Flieschic- meat

Parve- neither meat nor dairy.

and that's all.


Alex said...

Surely you must know words like schlep and stuff that have become common usage. I bet you have a secret mental storehouse of Yiddish that you had no idea existed.

Amichai said...

So true. But I can not string a coherent sentance together.