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Largely European language of the Jewish population. Based on an amalgum of German syntax and grammar, with vocabulary from German and Hebrew, transcribed in the Hebrew alphabet, with loan words from many other Central and Eastern European languages (Czech, Magyar, Russian, Slovak, Polish).
"She spoke Yiddish in the kitchen, Ladino in the office, and softly in bed."

Example of Yiddish: "Oi vai!" (Literally "Oh, pain!" or "Oh, woe").
by Lee Goddard December 13, 2006
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