Colloquials are now supported by FREE AUDIO available online. All audio tracks referenced within the text are free to stream or download from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.
Colloquial Yiddish provides a step-by-step course in Yiddish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Yiddish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
This edition features:
- progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
- an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
- realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
- useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Yiddish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Yiddish.
Table of Contents
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.