By Lily Kahn
Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge – 306 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
Specially written by an experienced teacher, Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today.
Colloquial Yiddish provides the first widely available, easily accessible, comprehensive Yiddish course designed primarily for the twenty-first-century international English-speaking independent learner and suitable for use in Yiddish classes worldwide.
Each unit presents numerous grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary summaries throughout.
Key features include:
By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Yiddish in a broad range of situations.
The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-58019-9 (please note this does not include the audio)
EBook: 978-0-203-85120-3 (available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk, please note this does not include the audio)
MP3s: 978-0-415-58021-2 (available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/html/)
Pack: 978-0-415-58022-9 (paperback and CDs)
Acknowledgements Introduction The Yiddish Alphabet and Pronunciation 1. Hello! How are you? 2. Where do you live? 3. What do you like to do? 4. My flat is too small! 5. Where does your family live? 6. My head hurts! 7. The black shirt looks nice! 8. You didn’t eat the gefilte fish! 9. How was the trip? 10. It’s going to snow soon! 11. I hate my job! 12. How much did you pay for the CDs? 13. I want to see a new film in Yiddish! 14. I can’t read my emails! 15. I used to read a lot. Additional Resources Grammar Summary Key to Exercises Yiddish-English Glossary English-Yiddish Glossary Grammatical Index Topic Index
Lily Kahn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University Colledge London.