ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Want To Speak A Little Yiddish?

Updated on March 1, 2012

Learn a Language On-Line

It Couldn't Hurt!

I love languages and learning about other cultures. I've tried for years to learn my dad's native French (still at level I), Spanish (I know only a couple of words), and sign language (which I'm fluent in). The great thing about language is that it is organic, fluid, and ever evolving and there is no one language that is not touched by another language. The other great thing is you can't learn a new language without learning about the culture of the people who speak it and learning equates to understanding and appreciation. Think about it.

Anyway, in the interest of spelling the Yiddish saying Oy Veh (Oi, Vai! - Dear me! Expression of dismay or hurt) I perused the internet and came upon this wonderful Yiddish Dictionary. I share it here for those of you who would like to learn an expression to toss around here and there. Just click the title above to go directly to the website

Suggestions and additions to Yiddish dictionary can be sent to the author

For anyone interested in learning a language, but don't want to attend classes. I recommend Rocket Languages. They offer courses in Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish, ASL, Italian, etc. They will give you a free sample download to test out their program. Another great program is Visual Link Spanish. They claim to have you speaking Spanish sentences from the very first day and they are right. They'll send you a free disk to sample. Both programs can be loaded onto a MP3 device. Both programs are much more economical than Rosetta Stone (they, too, will send you a free disk). Despite my failure to retain everything I learned, I highly recommend both programs.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      8 years ago

      We're just starting It's meant for people who want to teach themselves yiddish online. There's a free resource for learning to read Yiddish that includes a number of slang words... I couldn't find the link to the dictionary you were referring to.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      We're just starting It's meant for people who want to teach themselves yiddish online.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      For those interested to <a href="">learn yiddish</a> seriously, Http:// may be the solution for you.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)