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Lesson 12

Lesson 12: There is

There is & There are
A nice saying that is used often is "There is." Literally it is said in Yiddish, "it is there."
There is Es iz da עס איז דא
There are Es zenen da עס זענען דא
There is not any Es iz nishta keyn  עס איז נישטא קיין
There are not any Es zenen nishta keyn  עס זענען נישטא קיין
Word List
Little Town Shtehtl שטעטל
Tree Boym בוים
Several Etlekher עטלעכע
School Shul שול
Animals Khayes חיות
Farmer Farmer פֿאַרמער
Vocab Practice
The little town is small Dos shtehtl iz kleyn דאס שטעטל איז קליין
There is a tree Es iz da a boym עס איז דא א בוים
The trees are here Di boymer zenen da די ביימער זענען דאָ
We have several animals Mir hobn etlekher khays מיר האָבן עטלעכע חיות
The animals are happy Di khayes zenen glicklekh די חיות זענען גליקלעך
The school is big Di shul iz groyz די שול איז גרויס
The farmer is working too much Der farmer arbet tsu fil דער פֿאַרמער אַרבעט צו פיל
The farmer is always walking Der farmer geyt shtendik דער פֿאַרמער גייט שטענדיק
There are several apples Es zenen da etlekher epln עס זענען דא עטלעכע עפּלן
There is not any book Es iz nishta keyn bukh עס איז נישטא קיין בוך
There are not any books Es zenen nishta keyn bikher עס זענען נישטא קיין בוך
Grammar Rules - Little Things
In Yiddish, if you add the letter "L" to the end of a noun, it makes it mean that the thing is small. Here are some examples.
Little City (town) Shtetl שטעטל
Little tree Beyml ביימל
Little bit Bisl ביסל
Little lamb Leml לעמל
Little doll Tekl טעקל
Also, these words tend to have a positive meaning to them. Translation to English is "little" but it could be "cute" in modern English.
Lesson Task
Although it may seem strange, please read aloud 1 or 2 times the lesson monologue. It is a great to practice to do to help you learn the material.

עס איז דא א שטעטל און עס זענען דא פילע ביימער. עס איז דא אַ מען, און ער האט אַ הויז. עס זענען דא עטלעכע הייזער און עס זענען דא אויך פילע חיות.

עס איז דא אַ שטעטל אָבער עס איז נישטא קיין שול. עס זענען דא אַ סך קינדער אָבער עס זענען נישטא קיין לערערס. עס זענען אַזוי פילע חיות און עס איז נישטא קיין פּויער.

Es iz da a schtl un es zenen da etlekha baume. Es iz da a man un er hot a hoyz. Es zenen da etlekha hoyze un es zenen da tsu file khayos.

Es iz da a shtetl ober es iz nishta keyn shool. Es zenen da a sakh kinder ober es zenen nishta keyn lerers. Es zenen da azoy file khayos ober es iz nishta keyn farmer.

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