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Beginners Level

Lesson 2

Word List
To Buy Koyfn קויפן
To Have Hobn האָבן
It Es עס
A lot A sakh אַ סך
Jews Yidn יידן
Language Sprach שפּראַך
Apple Epl עפּל
Car Oyto אויטאָ
Key Phrases
Jews have a language Yidn hobn a shprakh יידן האָבן אַ שפּראַך
Jews speak a language Yidn redn a shprakh יידן רעדן אַ שפּראַך
We understand Hebrew Mir farstayn hebraish מיר פֿאַרשטיין העברעיש
They speak Yiddish and Hebrew Zey redn yiddish un hebraish זיי רעדן ייִדיש און העברעיש
Hebrew has 2 translations: "Hebraish" and "Loshn Koydesh." It is common for a word to have 2 translations in Yiddish. One word coming from Old-German and the other from Hebrew.
I want to have Ikh vil hobn איך וויל האָבן
We want to buy Mir viln koyfn מיר ווילן קויפן
David and Rachel buy Dovid un Rokhl koyfn דוד און רחל קויפן
I buy a lot of bread Ikh koyf a sakh broyt איך קויף אַ סך ברויט
We have a lot of languages Mir hobn a sakh shprakhen מיר האָבן אַ סך שפּראַכן
The word "of" after saying "a lot" is not needed in YIddish.
I buy a car Ikh koyf an oyto איך קויפ אַן אויטאָ
We have an apple Mir hobn an epl מיר האָבן אַ עפּל
The Article:

"A" & "An"

In english, you say "An" when the word begins with a vowel (an apple or an orange), this is the same in Yiddish.
A book A bukh אַ בוך
A language A shprakh אַ שפּראַך
A Jew A Yid אַ ייד
A car An oyto אַן אויטאָ
An apple An epl אַן עפּל
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