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

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ISBN-10: 0061657328

ISBN-13: 9780061657320

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Wex

List price: $16.99
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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,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What It's All About
Transliteration
A Note on Translation, References, and Further Reading
Greeting and Meeting
Hello
Good-bye
How Are You?
Meeting
Simple Conversation: The Weather
Common Courtesy
Forms of Address
Stages of Life
A Few Empty Threats
Old Age
Terms of Endearment
Emergencies
Food and Drink
Whoopsing Your Cookies
Praise and Blame
Kosher and Nonkosher
Meals
Foods
Beverages
Family Life
Parents
Children
Relatives
Third Parties
Keeping Quiet
Protective Phrases
Other Necessary Exclamations
It Can't Hurt
Madness, Fury, and Driving
That's All I Can Stand
Anger in Action-Driving
Simple Insults
Simple Actions
Health and Illness
The Body and Its Parts
Some Other Things to Do with Your Body
Health
Illness
You Think You've Got Troubles?
Love and Sex
From Shmalts to Shmuts
What's Not to Like?
Flirting and Dating
Making Out
Eleven Designations for Women's Breasts
The Main Event
Twelve Terms for Female Genitalia
Happiness and Pleasure
Basic Tiddish Grammar