Yiddish course is here!!!
Hello everyone, who wants to learn Yiddish? I think a lot of people want to learn Yiddish here but you didn't find a suitable website to learn from and I think the Yiddish team here on Duolingo is really off, so (Me), (Levi Polasak) and (Israel Polasak) made a huge wonderful Yiddish course on memrise with audio,
The audio is made by fluent and native speakers.
PS:- 1- It is a modern Yiddish and not the standard Yiddish, modern Yiddish is the Yiddish spoken by the native speakers (everyday use), so it is the slang not the standard language.
2- The audio is not complete to all the lessons but we will do our best to complete all the audio as soon as possible.
This course will teach you:-
1- How to read in Yiddish and know the Yiddish vowels and consonants.
2- How to pronounce all the words and phrases as there is audio and written pronunciation in all the levels.
3- The definite and indefinite articles and how and when you will use them.
4- How to practice some basic words and to know the Yiddish pronouns.
5- How to say all the Greetings and common phrases.
6- 60 verbs with their conjugations in all the forms (pronouns).
7- The numbers from zero to trillion and the rankings (places) from first to hundredth.
8- Different types of food, spices and drinks.
9- The family members.
10- All the body parts.
11- Days, Months and Seasons of the year in the jewish calender.
12- The colors.
14- The weather and how to describe it.
17- Question words and how to make a question.
18- The Travel vocabulary which contains the names of a lot of countries, transportation, places.
22- 170 adjectives.
23- 60 verbs in the past tense.
24- The future.
26- House and what is in it.
28- The negation and how to negate a phrase.
29- The Comparative.
30- The Superlative.
31- A dialogue to practice on it.
32- Introduction to the workers on this course (Shoda.Fayez-IsraelPolasak-IsacPolasak)
And at last you will receive a Yiddish certificate to appreciate you for finishing the Yiddish tree.
And there is Tips And Notes on every lesson to explain the important things in it.
So, give it a look and you won't regret :)
You guys should also consider contributing to the Yiddish course in the incubator. It would be great to have as many resources as possible. Anyway, thank you so much for the time and effort spent on the memrise course. As soon as I'm able to study another language, Yiddish is the one I'm going for.
Basically rarely anyone speaks standard Yiddish, I've met thousands of other native Yiddish speakers and none ever even heard of it. It's kind of like learning Scottish English instead of American or British because it's "standard" (that's just an example). Our Yiddish isn't slang or "wrong", it's just a different dialect, that majority of the people speak. YIVO (standard Yiddish) is more similar to German than Chassidish Yiddish (which I, and majority of Yiddish speakers speak) i hope that clears it up a bit
No longer dead, pretty sure I mentioned this before. New contributors, they've updated the incubator post @ https://incubator.duolingo.com/courses/yi/en/status