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Just Say Nu
By Michael Wex

Just Say Nu

Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)

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Just Say Nu by Michael Wex

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In his New York Times bestseller, Born to Kvetch, author Michael Wex led readers on a hilariously edifying excursion through Yiddish culture and history. With Just Say Nu, he shows us how to use this remarkable language to spice up conversations, stories, presentations, arguments, and more, when plain English will not suffice (including, of course, lots of delightful historical and cultural side trips along the way).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. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061657320
ISBN-10: 0061657328
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Born to Kvetch by Michael Wex Born to Kvetch, Paperback (September 2010)

Kvetching is to the Jewish soul what breathing is to the Jewish body. For Jews, kvetching is a way of understanding the world. It is rooted in the Bible where the Israelites grumbles endlessly. This book looks at the origins of this surplus of disenchantment, and examines how it helped to create the idioms and curses in Yiddish.

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