Yiddish Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Words Do You Actually Know?

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How well do you know classic Yiddish? Test your knowledge of Yiddish words and phrases such as Bubbe, Chutzpah, and more with this quiz!

 Dec 20, 2019

1 of 20Pick your answer!

What word means "audacity and incredible guts"?

2 of 20Pick your answer!

_____ is a term of endearment for all ages.

3 of 20Pick your answer!

Schmoe is a slang term for someone that is ....
very old
not very smart
very slow

4 of 20Pick your answer!

Which of the following might make a mother "kvell"?
Their child disobeying them
Their child doing something reckless
Their child becoming a doctor

5 of 20Pick your answer!

What's another way to say "snack"?

6 of 20Pick your answer!

Schmooze means to ______.
chat/make small talk
drink alcohol

7 of 20Pick your answer!

Tuches or Tuchis is a slang word for what?
A butt
A bra

8 of 20Pick your answer!

If someone says, "I want to eat a bissel first" what do they mean?
I want to eat a bagel first
I want to eat a lot first
I want to eat a little bit first

9 of 20Pick your answer!

To "kvetch" means to....
Whine or complain
Run errands

10 of 20Pick your answer!

Who might you call "Zayde"?
Your grandfather
Your friend
Your brother

11 of 20Pick your answer!

Who is a "Shiksa"?
Your rabbi’s son
A famous person
A non-Jewish girl

12 of 20Pick your answer!

Uncle Jacob's ____ is a card trick.

13 of 20Pick your answer!

When your bubbe gives a long "spiel" that means she has what?
She has a huge gift for you
She has a nice hairdo
She has given a detailed story, speech, or plot

14 of 20Pick your answer!

Your bubbe says you have a "shayna punim" meaning _______.
you have a round belly
you have a sad attitude
you have a beautiful face

15 of 20Pick your answer!

When something is nonsense or craziness it is______.

16 of 20Pick your answer!

You've got some "shmutz," means what?
You have fruit
You are really smart
You have a dirt or stain

17 of 20Pick your answer!

Giving unwanted advice is called...

18 of 20Pick your answer!

Your mom was "verklempt" at your bat mitzvah, she was ______.
so happy, she had no words for her emotions

19 of 20Pick your answer!

What do you call someone that does a lot of good deeds?
A bum bum
A meshugener
A mensch

20 of 20Pick your answer!

What do you say to wish someone good luck or congratulations?
“Oy vey!”
“Mazel tov!”
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