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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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Choose the Yiddish word that best illustrates the images below:

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  1. 1.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    naches
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schlep
    Correct
    Incorrect
    pisher
    Correct
    Incorrect
    punim
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

  2. 2.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shtuch
    Correct
    Incorrect
    yingele
    Correct
    Incorrect
    yenta
    Correct
    Incorrect
    zaydeh
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    yingele: a boy.

  3. 3.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    tchotchka
    Correct
    Incorrect
    ver clempt
    Correct
    Incorrect
    noz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schmatte
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    noz: nose.

  4. 4.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    gonef
    Correct
    Incorrect
    kitsch
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schmeer
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schtupp
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    schtupp: to have sex.

  5. 5.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    eitzes
    Correct
    Incorrect
    megillah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    nosh
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shvantz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nosh: a snack.

  6. 6.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    macher
    Correct
    Incorrect
    verfrommt
    Correct
    Incorrect
    tuches
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shtotty
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    tuches: bottom

  7. 7.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    plotz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    haimish
    Correct
    Incorrect
    gornisht
    Correct
    Incorrect
    kvell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Plotz: to burst with surprise.

  8. 8.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    kugel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    traif
    Correct
    Incorrect
    futz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    gelt
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Traif: non-kosher food.

  9. 9.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    blintz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    chutzpah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    hegdesch
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shpilkes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Shpilkes: nervous energy, restlessness.

  10. 10.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    gay shlafen
    Correct
    Incorrect
    chutzpah
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schlock
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shvitz
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    gay shlafen: to fall asleep.

  11. 11.

    Dan Meth / Via BuzzFeed
    Correct
    Incorrect
    putz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    klutz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    yutz
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shmuck
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schlemiel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shmendrick
    Correct
    Incorrect
    schnook
    Correct
    Incorrect
    shmegege
    Correct
    Incorrect
    meshuggener
    Correct
    Incorrect
    nebbish
    Correct
    Incorrect
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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

Some of these words and answers have been corrected or removed. Thank you to Jordan Kutzik of The Forward for pointing out these errors.

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