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Everyday Yiddish-English-Yiddish Dictionary
(Starting with "E")

By Natalya Belinsky,
"Fluent English Educational Project"








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Ech

  • Ekh
  • groan
  • disparaging exclamation
  • disparaging
  • exclamation
  • cry


A groan, a disparaging exclamation



Ech hob dir in drerd

  • Ekh hob dir in drerd
  • Ech
  • ekc
  • hob
  • dir
  • in
  • drerd
  • Go to hell
  • Go to
  • go
  • hell


Go to hell



Ech mir

  • Ech mir eppes
  • Ech
  • mir
  • Humorous remark
  • disparaging remark
  • Humorous
  • disparaging
  • remark


Humorous, disparaging remark about anything, e.g. "American Pie ech mir a movie?"



Efsher

  • Efscher
  • Maybe
  • could be
  • Maybe
  • could
  • be
  • may


Maybe, could be



Ei!

  • Ei! Ei!
  • Ei
  • Ey
  • Ai
  • Ay
  • Oh!
  • Oh


Yiddish exclamation equivalent to the English "Oh!"




Eingeshpahrt

  • Aingeshpahrt
  • Eyngeshpahrt
  • Ayngeshpahrt
  • Stubborn


Stubborn




Eingetunken

  • Eyngetunken
  • Aingetunken
  • Ayngetunken
  • Dipped
  • dunked


Dipped, dunked




Einhoreh

  • Eynhoreh
  • Ainhoreh
  • Aynhoreh


The evil eye




Eizel

  • Aizel
  • Ayzel
  • Eyzel
  • Fool
  • dope


Fool, dope




Ek velt

  • Ek
  • velt
  • boondocks
  • boondock
  • End of the world
  • End
  • world


End of the world; boondocks



Ekrev

  • Scorpio


Scorpio



Elf

  • Eleven


Eleven




Elfter

  • Eleventh


Eleventh




Emitzer

  • Emitser
  • Someone
  • Somebody


Someone




Emmes

  • Emes
  • truth


The truth



emmisse meisse

  • emmisse maisse
  • absolutely true tale
  • absolutely
  • true tale
  • true
  • tale
  • An emmisse meisse
  • An emmisse maisse
  • emmisse
  • meisse
  • maisse


An (absolutely) true tale

 

enlekh

  • enlech
  • similar
  • alike


similar, alike


Enschultig meir

  • Enshultig meir
  • Enschultig meyr
  • Enshultig meyr
  • Enschultig mair
  • Enshultig mair
  • Enschultig mayr
  • Enshultig mayr
  • Enschultig
  • Enshultig
  • meir
  • meyr
  • mair
  • mayr
  • excuse me
  • excuse
  • me


"Well excuse me!" (Can also bu used in a sarcastic manner depending on the tone of voice and situation.)




Entoisht

  • Entoischt
  • Entoysht
  • Entoyscht
  • Disappointed
  • Disappoint


Disappointed




Epes

  • Something
  • somewhat


Something, somewhat




Epl

  • der Epl
  • Eplen
  • apple


apple




Epl-Tsimes

  • der Epl-Tsimes
  • Epl-Tzimes
  • der Epl-Tzimes
  • Epl-Zimes
  • der Epl-Zimes
  • Epl
  • Tsimes
  • Tzimes
  • Zimes
  • applesauce


applesauce




Eppes

  • Epes
  • Something


Something




Er bolbet narishkeiten

  • Er bolbet narischkeiten
  • Er
  • bolbet
  • narishkeiten
  • narischkeiten
  • Er bolbet narischkeyten
  • Er bolbet narischkaiten
  • Er bolbet narischkayten
  • Er bolbet narishkeyten
  • Er bolbet narishkaiten
  • Er bolbet narishkayten
  • narishkeyten
  • narishkaiten
  • narishkayten
  • He talks nonsense
  • He
  • talks
  • talk
  • nonsense


He talks nonsense




Er drayt sich arum vie a fortz in russell

  • Er drait sich arum vie a fortz in russell
  • Er dreyt sich arum vie a fortz in russell
  • Er dreit sich arum vie a fortz in russell
  • Er drait sich arum vie a forts in russell
  • Er dreyt sich arum vie a forts in russell
  • Er dreit sich arum vie a forts in russell
  • Er drait sich arum vie a forts in russell
  • Er
  • drait
  • drayt
  • dreit
  • dreyt
  • sich
  • arum
  • vie
  • a fortz
  • forts
  • a forts
  • fortz
  • in russell
  • in rusel
  • russell
  • rusel
  • He wanders around like a fart in a barrel
  • He wanders around aimlessly
  • He
  • wander around
  • wander
  • around
  • like
  • a fart in a barrel
  • fart
  • barrel
  • aimlessly


He wanders around like a fart in a barrel (aimlessly)




Er est vi noch a krenk

  • Er
  • est
  • vi
  • noch
  • a krenk
  • krenk
  • He eats as if he has just recovered from a sickness
  • He
  • eat
  • as if
  • just
  • recovered
  • recover
  • from
  • sickness


He eats as if he has just recovered from a sickness




Er frest vi a ferd

  • Er
  • frest
  • vi
  • a ferd
  • ferd
  • He
  • eat
  • like
  • horse


He eats like a horse




Er hot a makeh

  • Er hot a make
  • Er hot a maka
  • Er
  • hot
  • a makeh
  • a make
  • a maka
  • makeh
  • make
  • maka
  • He has nothing at all
  • He has a minor hurt
  • He has a boil
  • He
  • has
  • have
  • nothing
  • at all
  • all
  • boil
  • minor
  • hurt


He has nothing at all (Lit., He has a boil or a minor hurt.)




Er hot nit zorg

  • Er
  • hot
  • nit
  • zorg
  • He hasn't got a worry
  • He didn't get a worry
  • He
  • got
  • get
  • worry


He hasn't got a worry




Er iz a niderrechtiker kerl

  • Er iz a niderrekhtiker kerl
  • Er
  • iz
  • niderrekhtiker
  • niderrechtiker
  • kerl
  • He
  • low-down
  • low
  • down
  • good-for-nothing
  • good
  • nothing


He is a low-down good-for-nothing




Er iz shoyn du

  • der nudnik
  • Er iz schoyn du
  • der nudnik
  • Er iz shoin du
  • der nudnik
  • Er iz schoin du
  • der nudnik
  • Er
  • iz
  • shoyn
  • schoyn
  • shoin
  • schoin
  • du
  • der nudnik
  • nudnik
  • This nuisance is here already
  • this
  • nuisance
  • is
  • be
  • here
  • already


This nuisance is here already!




Er macht a tel fun dem

  • Er makht a tel fun dem
  • Er
  • makht
  • macht
  • tel
  • a tel
  • fun dem
  • fun
  • dem
  • He ruins it
  • He
  • ruin
  • it


He ruins it




Er toig nit

  • Er taig nit
  • Er toyg nit
  • Er tayg nit
  • Er teig nit
  • Er teyg nit
  • Er
  • taig
  • toig
  • toyg
  • tayg
  • teig
  • teyg
  • nit
  • He is no good
  • He is not good
  • not good
  • He is worthless
  • worthless
  • He
  • is
  • be
  • no good
  • good


He is no good, worthless




Er zitst oyf shpilkes

  • Er zitzt oyf shpilkes
  • Er zitst oif shpilkes
  • Er zitzt oif shpilkes
  • Er zitst oyf schpilkes
  • Er zitzt oyf schpilkes
  • Er
  • zitzt
  • zitst
  • oif
  • oyf
  • shpilkes
  • schpilkes
  • He is restless
  • He sits on pins and needles
  • He
  • is
  • be
  • restless
  • sit
  • pins
  • pin
  • needles
  • needle


He's restless. (Lit., He sits on pins and needles.)




Er zol vaksen vi a tsibeleh

  • mit dem kop in drerd
  • Er zol vaksen vi a tzibeleh
  • mit dem kop in drerd
  • Er zol vaksen vi a tzibele
  • mit dem kop in drerd
  • Er zol vaksen vi a tsibele
  • mit dem kop in drerd
  • Er
  • zol
  • vaksen
  • vi
  • a tsibeleh
  • a tzibeleh
  • a tsibele
  • a tzibele
  • tsibeleh
  • tsibele
  • tzibeleh
  • tzibele
  • mit
  • kop
  • in
  • drerd
  • He
  • should
  • grow
  • like
  • onion
  • with
  • his
  • head
  • ground
  • dem


He should grow like an onion, with his head in the ground!




Eretz Yisroel

  • Erets Yisroel
  • Eretz
  • erets
  • Yisroel
  • Land of Israel
  • Land
  • Israel


Land of Israel




Ershter

  • Erschter
  • First


First




Es brent mir ahfen hartz

  • Es brent mir ahfen harts
  • Es brent mir ahfen hertz
  • Es brent mir ahfen herts
  • Es
  • brent
  • mir
  • ahfen
  • harts
  • hertz
  • herts
  • hartz
  • I have a heartburn
  • I
  • have
  • heartburn


I have a heartburn




Es gait nit

  • Es gayt nit
  • Es geit nit
  • Es geyt nit
  • Es
  • gait
  • gayt
  • geit
  • geyt
  • nit
  • It doesn't work
  • it
  • work
  • It isn't running smoothly
  • It
  • doesn't
  • isn't
  • run
  • running
  • smoothly


It doesn't work! It isn't running smoothly!




Es gefelt mir

  • Es
  • gefelt
  • mir
  • I like it
  • like
  • please smb.
  • please
  • It pleases me


I like it. (Lit., It pleases me.)




Es hot zich oysgelohzen a boydem

  • Es hot zich oisgelohzen a boidem
  • Es hot Sich oisgelohzen a boidem
  • Es
  • hot
  • zich
  • oysgelohzen
  • oisgelohzen
  • a boidem
  • boydem
  • boidem
  • a boydem
  • Nothing came of it
  • Nothing
  • came of
  • came
  • come of
  • come
  • it
  • There's nothing up there but a small attic
  • be up there
  • up there
  • up
  • there
  • but
  • small
  • attic
  • Sich
  • Es hot Sich oysgelohzen a boydem


Nothing came of it! (Lit., There's nothing up there but a small attic.)




Es iz a shandeh far di kinder

  • Es iz a schandeh far di kinder
  • Es iz a shande far di kinder
  • Es iz a schande far di kinder
  • Es
  • iz
  • a shandeh
  • a shande
  • a schandeh
  • a schande
  • shandeh
  • shande
  • schandeh
  • schande
  • far
  • kinder
  • It's a shame for the children
  • shame
  • children


It's a shame for the children!




Es iz shpet

  • Es iz schpet
  • Es iz tsu shpet
  • Es iz tsu schpet
  • Es iz tzu shpet
  • Es iz tzu schpet
  • Es
  • iz
  • tzu
  • tsu
  • shpet
  • schpet
  • It is too late
  • It is late
  • too late
  • too
  • late


It is (too) late




Es ken gemolt zein

  • Es ken gemolt zain
  • Es
  • ken
  • gemolt
  • zain
  • zein
  • It is conceivable
  • It is imaginable
  • It is
  • conceivable
  • imaginable


It is conceivable. It is imaginable.




Es macht mir nit oys

  • Es macht mir nit ois
  • Es makht mir nit oys
  • Es makht mir nit ois
  • Es
  • makht
  • macht
  • mir
  • nit
  • ois
  • oys
  • It doesn't matter to me
  • It
  • It doesn't matter
  • matter
  • matter to
  • me


It doesn't matter to me




Es past nit

  • Es
  • past
  • nit
  • It is not becoming
  • It is not fitting
  • become
  • fit
  • fitting


It is not becoming. It is not fitting.




Es tut mir a groisseh hanoeh

  • Es tut mir a groisse hanoe
  • Es tut mir a groiseh hanoeh
  • Es tut mir a groise hanoe
  • Es tut mir a groysseh hanoeh
  • Es tut mir a groysse hanoe
  • Es tut mir a groyseh hanoeh
  • Es tut mir a groyse hanoe
  • Es
  • tut
  • mir
  • groisseh
  • groisse
  • groiseh
  • groise
  • groysseh
  • groysse
  • groyseh
  • groyse
  • hanoeh
  • hanoe
  • It gives me great pleasure
  • It
  • gives
  • give me
  • give
  • great pleasure
  • great
  • pleasure


It gives me great pleasure! (Often said sarcastically)




Es tut mir bahng

  • Es tut mir bang
  • Es
  • tut
  • mir
  • bang
  • bahng
  • I'm sorry
  • be sorry
  • sorry
  • sorrow
  • It sorrows me


I'm sorry. (Lit., It sorrows me)




Es tut mir vai

  • Es tut mir vay
  • Es tut mir vei
  • Es tut mir vey
  • Es
  • tut
  • mir
  • vay
  • vey
  • vei
  • vai
  • It hurts me
  • It
  • hurt


It hurts me




Es vert mir finster in di oygen

  • Es vert mir finster in di oigen
  • Es
  • vert
  • mir
  • finster
  • oigen
  • oygen
  • response to
  • receiving
  • upsetting
  • information
  • It's getting dark in my eyes
  • gett dark
  • get
  • dark
  • eye
  • eyes


A response to receiving extremely upsetting information or news. (Lit., It's getting dark in my eyes.)




Es vet gornit helfen

  • Es
  • vet
  • gornit
  • helfen
  • Nothing
  • help


Nothing will help!




Es vet helfen vi a toiten bahnkes

  • Es vet helfen vi a toyten bahnkes
  • Es vet helfen vi a toiten bankes
  • Es vet helfen vi a toyten bankes
  • Es
  • vet
  • helfen
  • vi
  • toyten
  • toiten
  • bankes
  • bahnkes
  • It won't help
  • help
  • like
  • blood-cupping
  • bloodcupping
  • blood
  • cupping
  • blood-cup
  • bloodcup
  • cup
  • dead body
  • dead
  • body
  • It will help like blood-cupping on a dead body


It won't help! (Lit., It will help like blood-cupping on a dead body.)




Ess

  • bench
  • sei a mensch
  • Ess
  • bench
  • sei a mensh
  • Ess
  • bench
  • sei
  • a mensch
  • a mentsch
  • a mensh
  • a mentsh
  • mensch
  • mentsch
  • mensh
  • mentsh
  • Eat
  • pray
  • don't act like a jerk
  • Eat
  • pray
  • act
  • like
  • jerk
  • man


Eat, pray, don't act like a jerk!




Ess gezunterhait

  • Ess gezunterheit
  • Ess gezunterhayt
  • Ess gezunterheyt
  • Ess
  • gezunterhait
  • gezunterhayt
  • gezunterheit
  • gezunterheyt
  • Eat
  • in good health
  • good health
  • good
  • health


Eat in good health




Ess vie ein foygl

  • sheise vie ein feirt
  • Ess vie ein foigl
  • sheise vie ein feirt
  • Ess vie ein foigel
  • sheise vie ein feirt
  • Ess vie ein foygel
  • sheise vie ein feirt
  • Ess vie ein foygl
  • Ess vie ein foigl
  • Ess vie ein foygel
  • Ess vie ein foigel
  • sheise vie ein feirt
  • Ess
  • ein
  • foigl
  • foygel
  • foigel
  • foygl
  • sheise
  • sheyse
  • shaise
  • shayse
  • vie
  • feirt
  • Eat like a bird
  • shit like a horse
  • Eat like a bird
  • shit like a horse
  • Eat
  • bird
  • shit
  • like
  • horse


Eat like a bird, shit like a horse!




Essen

  • Ess
  • eat


to eat



Essen mitik

  • Essen mitick
  • Essen
  • mitik
  • mitick
  • Dine
  • Eating midday
  • having dinner
  • Eating
  • midday
  • having
  • dinner
  • Eat
  • have
  • ess


Dine; eating midday or having dinner




Evenyu

  • di Evenyu


avenue




Eybershter

  • der Eybershter
  • Eyberschter
  • der Eyberschter
  • Aybershter
  • der Aybershter
  • Ayberschter
  • der Ayberschter
  • Eibershter
  • der Eibershter
  • Eiberschter
  • der Eiberschter
  • Aibershter
  • der Aibershter
  • Aiberschter
  • der Aiberschter
  • Almighty


(the) Almighty


eyder

  • eider
  • before
  • than


1) before; 2) than



eytsn

  • eytsen
  • aytsn
  • aytsen
  • aitsn
  • aitsen
  • eitsn
  • eitsen
  • eytzn
  • eytzen
  • aytzn
  • aytzen
  • aitzn
  • aitzen
  • eitzn
  • eitzen
  • advise


advise (to)


Eyn un Tsvantsik

  • Ein un Tsvantsik
  • Ayn un Tsvantsik
  • Ain un Tsvantsik
  • Eyn un Tsvantsig
  • Eyn un Tzvantzik
  • Eyn un Tzvantzig
  • Eyn un Tzvantzick
  • Eyn un Tsvantsick
  • Ein
  • Ayn
  • un
  • Ain
  • Tsvantsik
  • Tsvantsig
  • Tzvantzik
  • Tzvantzig
  • Tzvantzick
  • Tsvantsick
  • Twenty one
  • Twenty
  • one


Twenty one




Eyn un Tsvantsikster

  • Ein un Tsvantsikster
  • Ayn un Tsvantsikster
  • Ain un Tsvantsikster
  • Eyn un Tzvantzikster
  • Ein un Tzvantzikster
  • Ayn un Tzvantzikster
  • Ain un Tzvantzikster
  • Eyn
  • un
  • Tzvantzikster
  • Ein
  • Ayn
  • Ain
  • Tsvantsikster
  • Tzvantzikster
  • twenty first
  • twenty
  • first


twenty first


eyner aleyn

  • einer alein
  • ayner alayn
  • ainer alain
  • eyner
  • aleyn
  • einer
  • alein
  • ayner
  • alayn
  • ainer
  • alain
  • alone
  • by oneself
  • oneself


alone, by myself


Eyns

  • Eins
  • Ayns
  • Ains
  • one


one



Eyns un Draysik

  • Eins un Draysik
  • Ayns un Draysik
  • Ains un Draysik
  • Eyns
  • Eins
  • Ayns
  • Ains
  • un
  • Draysik
  • Draysig
  • Dreysik
  • Dreysig
  • Dreisik
  • Dreisig
  • Draisik
  • Draisig
  • Eyns un Draysig
  • Eyns un Dreysik
  • Eyns un Dreysig
  • Eyns un Dreisik
  • Eyns un Dreisig
  • Eyns un Draisik
  • Eyns un Draisig
  • Thirty one
  • Thirty
  • one


Thirty one

 

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