How Much Yiddish Do You Know?

Yiddish is the language Jews began speaking long ago in the old country. And if you didn't know that, this quiz is going to seem totally meshugenah.

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  1. 1.

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    naches
    schlep
    pisher
    punim
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Schlep: an annoyingly long journey, to carry, to lug.

  2. 2.

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    shtuch
    yingele
    yenta
    zaydeh
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    yingele: a boy.

  3. 3.

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    tchotchka
    ver clempt
    noz
    schmatte
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    noz: nose.

  4. 4.

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    gonef
    kitsch
    schmeer
    schtupp
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    schtupp: to have sex.

  5. 5.

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    eitzes
    megillah
    nosh
    shvantz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nosh: a snack.

  6. 6.

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    macher
    verfrommt
    tuches
    shtotty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    tuches: bottom

  7. 7.

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    plotz
    haimish
    gornisht
    kvell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Plotz: to burst with surprise.

  8. 8.

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    kugel
    traif
    futz
    gelt
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Traif: non-kosher food.

  9. 9.

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    blintz
    chutzpah
    hegdesch
    shpilkes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Shpilkes: nervous energy, restlessness.

  10. 10.

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    gay shlafen
    chutzpah
    schlock
    shvitz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    gay shlafen: to fall asleep.

  11. 11.

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    putz
    klutz
    yutz
    shmuck
    schlemiel
    shmendrick
    schnook
    shmegege
    meshuggener
    nebbish
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    These are all used to describe a slow-witted, awkward fool.

How Much Yiddish Do You Know?

Oy gevalt. You know bubkes about Yiddish! Gornisht!
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Some of these words and answers have been corrected or removed. Thank you to Jordan Kutzik of The Forward for pointing out these errors.