Monday, January 1, 2007

Millie's Yiddish Class: Hot Knish

Learn Yiddish online with Millie's free video blog lessons.

Alternate versions: Quicktime on blip.tv, YouTube.

30 comments:

danielmcvicar said...

absolutely wonderful.
Happy New Year Millie, Steve and Carol..how do you say Chili in Yiddish?

We need an explanation of show biz terms in Yiddish for LateNiteMash.

Steve Woolf said...

oy, how i love the internet and millie garfield!

Marc said...

What a wonderful dialogue. I was smiling and laughing through the entire lesson. Zayre Gut, Steve, Carol and Millie!!! Zy Guzunt

bre said...

I love it!

I also love knishes!!!

Beth said...

Mazel Tov!!! Love it!

Carl Weaver said...

This is a great idea for many reasons. Connection between generations, teaching a language that seems to be disppearing and also bridging a cultural divide. I thought of doing this type of thing with my father-in-law but didn't. Thanks for picking up the dropped ball, Steve and Millie!

Michael Galpert said...

ich lib essen knishes

Bill A. said...

Thank you Millie for your class. I have subscribed. I want a knish now. :) Have a great day Millie.

beth said...

Priceless! Carol trying to speak yiddish is adorable. beth g

Terri said...

Oh gosh, Millie....you're too much...lol
Loved it! But think I'll pass on learning Yiddish. (practicing my French for Paris...so mustn't get confused...lol)

Mildred Garfield said...

Dan

You ask a tough question -The closest I can come to telling you how to say chili in Yiddish is rossel flaysh - that's a dish made with beans and meat, not as spicey as chili -

Another challenge - Latenite mash -" Lavouna mishmush" Lavouna in Yiddish is Moon and mishmush - means lots of different things.

Have fun trying to say those words. Now I have given you a challenge!


Steve
I listened to the ipod you did with Zadi and Steve, thanks for all the good words.

Oy boy, do you sound good.

Marc
A shanen diynk! You'll be able to figure out what I am trying to say.

Bre and Beth
I love knishes too.

Carl
I can see that is going to be a fun experience and very rewarding for all who participate.

Shalom

Michael, Bill and Beth
I love knishes too as long as I don't have to make them myself!

Good hint for Carol, I'll pass it on.

Terri
You are a very wise woman, learning one language at a time is enough.

As they say in Yiddish - Mazel -(good luck)

kenju said...

Millie, I'm devastated - the link won't work for me!

Savtadotty said...

How I wish I knew Yiddish betfer! I'm on shpilkes. waiting for Lesson 2!

Cowtown Pattie said...

I love this class and the smiling laughing teacher!

Adding the spelled word at the bottom is da'beans! Thanks!

When is lesson 2?

Kay Dennison said...

Excellent, Millie! That knish brought back memories of NYC & the wonderful deli that delivered 24/7!!!!! heys gezunt! Sid I get that right? Thanks! I'll be back for Lesson 2!!!!

jonny goldstein said...

Love it. It's great it because it's helping Millie remember as well as teaching us for the first time.

Mildred Garfield said...

Pattie and Savadotty
You both have "shpilkes" (ant's in your pants) waiting for lesson #2, well, it's like this -
Before I left for Florida Steve and I prepared 5 yiddish classes so I have 4 lessons left.
I plan to put up one a month while I am down here so sit tight, next class will be up beginning of February.
In the meantime "zy gezunt." (be well)

Kay
Looks like you did your homework - you said it right! "Zayre Gut." (very good)

Jonny
You hit the nail on the head. As I'm trying to remember how to say the words in Yiddish, it's a learning experience for me too.

Anonymous said...

sorry for a bad comment, but I think that the lesson was very poor...

especially not being able to say a simple "zayt gezunt" in the end...

it is a very good idea to promote yiddish through podcasts, but you should think better how excatly you will do it...

Kim said...

Fun lesson, looking forward to the next one! Hope they get longer as you go... :)

Yitz said...

"goodbye" depends on the time of day.
try "a gutn tog" (or as you'd say, "a gitn tug" based on your polish? dialect.)

mishknish said...

She had a hard time saying good-bye in yiddish because the Yidden never truly say good-bye!
there is such a thing as a yiddish good-bye, which is exactly what millie was doing; she took her time usually the average yiddish good-bye takes a good ten minutes and about 7 'ill see you later' and 'be well's!

Layla said...

There is no true term for saying goodbye if anything people will say "agiten" which, in exact translation means good. You can recongnize this term by "agiten tug" good day, "agiten nacht" a good night, "agiten shabbos" good shabbos.. And so on. To say goodbye you would subsitute the word with a blessing such as hatzlucha- which is also Hebrew for good luck. There are pleanty more...

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Anonymous said...

Dear Millie,

The Yiddish word for Chicken is HEEN.

I love your Yiddish lessons

Anonymous said...

Dear Millie,

The Yiddish word for Chicken is HEEN.

I love your Yiddish lessons

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