Just Say NU : Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)
There is, quite simply, nothing in the world that can't be improved by being translated into Yiddish. With Just Say Nu, readers will learn how to shmooze their way through meeting and greeting, eating and drinking, praising and finding fault, maintaining personal hygiene, parenting, going to the doctor, committing crimes, going to singles bars, having sex, talking politics, talking trash, and a host of other mundane activities. Here also is a healthy schmear of optional grammar and the five most useful Yiddish words--what they mean, and how and when to use them in an entire conversation without anybody suspecting you don't have the vaguest idea about what you're actually saying.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 113.4g
- 09 Sep 2008
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
- Bilingual edition
- Reprint, Bilingual
- Illustrations, black and white
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- "Publishers Weekly" " Wise, witty and altogether wonderful... Mr. Wex has perfect pitch." - William Grimes, "The New York Times"
" All the wonderful elements of Yiddish language and culture are represented here. Highly recommended" - "Library Journal""" " A great read for those who know and love Yiddish, and those who just drop the occasional ' schmuck' into the conversation." - "New York"" Press"