"בבית הכנסת הם מדברים רק ביידיש."

Translation:In the synagogue they speak only in Yiddish.

July 2, 2016

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jaihare

The sentence should have an alternate translation for בבית הכנסת that includes "at" rather than "in."

July 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/drash.e

Actually I always wanted to ask, חרדים, do they use Hebrew in everyday life? If not then which language do they speak? I'm pretty sure I read somewhere they regard Hebrew as a holy tongue and prefer not to speak it. On the other hand I'd bet I have heard some of them speak Hebrew.

March 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/radagastthebrown

Most of them speak Hebrew, but there are still some groups within the Haredi society that speak Yiddish.

March 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cJp62

As far as I know they only regard Biblical Hebrew as a Holy language, which may be why they prefer to speak Yiddish over Modern Hebrew (Ivrit), as it is mostly derived from Biblical Hebrew but has been "secularized".

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cJp62

Ivrit- that is, is derived from Biblical Hebrew. Not Yiddish as I may have made it sound.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hsn626796

I got you : )

It is logical to initially think what you really meant.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ThapanDubayehudi

Duolingo Yiddish is still in the pipeline! Please release it soon!!!!!!!!

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hsn626796

Yes please.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

I don't think it is any longer, duo hasn't provided the support for it .

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

18 April 2019

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Hsn626796

Can we say יידש without "be-" ?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mosalf

מה יידיש

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TeribleTeri

Yiddish is the the language of Ashkenazi Jews. The same way Ladino is the language of Sephardi Jews. There are many different Jewish languages that are a combination of the local language/s and Hebrew... Judeo-arabic, there was one in Greece, and Italy, etc.

Yiddish has two main versions that are mostly accents/pronunciation depending on where one lived - Litvak (Lithuania, Germany, Poland) and Galitzianer (from Galicia, part of then Austria, now Poland and Ukraine). There are other versions, but these are the main ones. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-are-the-jewish-languages.html

You can hear a song with the two versions of Yiddish: https://youtu.be/PTVVJ2uxPcI

April 28, 2019
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