How Much Yiddish Do You Know?

 Yiddish is a weird language. It is a strange mixture of Hebrew, German, Polish and ancient Aramaic. The result is a funny sounding language, a dying language only old Jewish people now speak. While it is quickly disappearing as a language, some of the best words have made their way into other languages, such as English. Let's see how many of these Yiddish words you know!
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Nothing
Bum
Head
Lettuce
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Sweating; making an effort
Lying
Self Aggrandizing
Cheating; committing fraud
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
A particular routine or gimmick
A group of families
A Jewish household
Another word for the Sabbath
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Someone's posterior
Jewish mother
Jewish Dance
Someone's shoulders
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Gall
Friday night dinner
A cheeky child
Another word for grandchild
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Clumsy person
Lazy person
Lying person
Egotistical person
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
A complainer
A good husband
A righteous person
An argumentative person
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
A good, reliable man
Human being
A mix of various foods on a plate
Children
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Crazy
Clumsy
Angry
Stupid
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
A little dirty substance
A strand of hair
A sweet, funny person
A person who doesn't eat much
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Carry; move slowly
Slide; fall over
Get very sick
Gift someone with food
 
 
What does this Yiddish word mean?
Chat charmingly to gain advantage
Gaining weight; becoming very fat
Making food for a party of people
Serve people with wine
 
Try Again...
You don't seem to know much about Yiddish. Of course, it's a dying language, so don't beat yourself up about it! You can either try again or have a look at the answers and mistakes by clicking on 'Show Mistakes'.
 
Good!
You surely know some Yiddish! You've probably heard it around for years before starting to understand what these words mean. As this is a dying language, it's really fun to see people remember these words and work them into everyday English!
 
Very Good!
You aced this test and proven to us you know a lot of Yiddish words and can probably make some old Jewish people smile. Congratulations on having some knowledge in Yiddish, a dying language. It's nice to see some people still know these words!
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