My Grandfather's Yiddish Sayings

Here are some great Yiddish saying that both of my grandfathers used to tell me, and others ones I've collected, too! Do you know any others? E-mail me at ([email protected]) and let me know!!! What did your grandparents used to tell you???

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Do not worry about tomorrow, because you do not even know what may happen to you today.

Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.

Don't do business with a fool (Mit a nar tor men nit handlen.)

Don't eat the challah before you've made the blessing (Es nisht di khale far a-moytse) New!
Don't have sex before marriage

Don't hit me and don't lick me (Shlog mikh nit, un lek mikh nit)

Don't know me a teakettle (Hak mir nisht ken tshaynik)
Stop going on and on about the same one thing all the time.

Don't live in a town where there are no doctors

Don't rub your belly when the little fish is still in the pond.

Don't spit in the well, you might drink from it later

Don't throw a stone into a well from which you have drunk.

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.

Every seller praises his wares.

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven

Everything happens for the betteróbut there are exceptions

Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.

Flattery sits in the parlour when plain dealing is kicked out of doors.

Fleas are not lobsters.

For a little love, you pay all your life (Far a bisel libe batsolt men miten gantsen leben)

For dying, you always have time.

Friendship is stronger than kinship (Khavershaft iz shtarker vi brudershaft)



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My Favorites | New additions
Alphabetical order | Original Yiddish

Read some more:
· My Favorites
· New additions
· Alphabetical order
· Original Yiddish


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