Yiddish Proverbs


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You can?t make cheesecakes out of snow.

You can't make a shtreimel from a pig's tail.

You piece of nothing! (humorous) (lit., you hunk of meat with two eyes!)

You?ve gotten your way with me.

You can?t make ten when there isn?t one to start with.

You could live, but they don?t let you.

You should be like a lamp: you should hang during the day and burn during the night!

You'll see it when you see your own ears.

You can?t outrun the moon.

You don?t count the teeth in someone else?s mouth.

You should choke on it.

Your life should be a disaster (lit., a curse on your life).

You can?t patch up a torn friendship.

You don?t frighten me (lit., go threaten the bed bugs).

You should get a stomach cramp!

Your own children can sometimes become your worst enemies!

You can?t pee on my back and tell me that it?s rain!

You don?t have to be pretty if you are charming.

You should grow like an onion with your head in the ground.

Your stomach will rumble so badly, you?ll think it was Purim noisemaker.

You can?t put ?thank you? in your pocket.

You don?t have to be wise to be lucky.

You should have a nightmare! (lit., a dark dream on your head and on your hands and feet).

You're lucky, God, that you live so high; otherwise people would break your windows.

You can?t ride in all directions at one time.

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