Yiddish Nouns

Welcome to the third Yiddish lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Yiddish to help you practice your daily phrases.

potatoes
potatoes
קאַרטאָפלז
tomatoes
tomatoes
פּאָמידאָרן
onions
onions
ציבּעלעס
carrots
carrots
מערען
fruits
fruits
פרוכטן
apples
apples
עפּל
bananas
bananas
בּאַנאַנעס
oranges
oranges
מאַראַחצן

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Yiddish
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
האַט איר מילך?
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
איך האָב מילך און קאַווע
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
ער האָט דריי עפּל
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
זי האָט בלויז איינער עפּל
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
מיר לעבן אין אַ קליין הויז
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
מיר געפֿעלט אונדזער פרישטיק

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread
ברויט
milk
milk
מילך
butter
butter
פּוטער
cheese
cheese
קעז
coffee
coffee
קאַווע
sandwich
sandwich
שניטקע
meat
meat
פלייש
chicken
chicken
הינדל
fish
fish
פיש
breakfast
breakfast
פרישטיק
lunch
lunch
מיטאָג–עסן
dinner
dinner
וואַרעמעס

Conversation in Yiddish

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Yiddish
Do you speak (English/ Yiddish)?
רעד איר יידיש?
Just a little
נאָר אַ ביסל
I like Yiddish
מיר געפעלט יידיש
Can I practice with you?
קען איך מיט דיר לערנען?
How old are you?
וֹוֹײַ אַלט זייד יאר?
I'm thirty three years old
איך בין 33 יאר אַלט
It was nice talking to you
עס איז געווען פיין צו רעדען מיט דיר

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Yiddish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Yiddish Adjectives   Yiddish Adjectives

Yiddish Plural   Yiddish Plural



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