bastard language of Hebrew and German, used because until recently the Hebrew language was not conducive to conversation. every word is filled with untranslatable connotations, which makes it an excellent swearing language. also holds the most potent insult in the world: paskudnyak

spoken often in New York without actual knowledge of meanings. Almost always heard in combination with English.
Classic yiddish words: shlep, schmuck, klutz, mensch, bagel, and the wonderful -nik nouns (beatnik, nogoodnik...)
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A language spoken by the Jews of Ashkenaz (East Europe). based on Hebrew, Gernam, Aramaic, Slavic and Latin.
Most of the Polish Jews speak Yiddish.
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Yiddish is a mixed language derived from German and Hebrew. "Nosh" "Bubula" "Keppela" "Tatula" are only a few of the words that are used. The amazing genetic mix of modern Jewry has some people who think the whole world is a part of "New Deutchland" or "New Jihadland" are wondering why Jews are more successful, better looking than them, and have more personality in their pinkies than most of these people do in their whole nation. I'll explain: Modern Jewry is a mixed of Jewish people from Israel back before Jesus (he was jewish though), Jews from the Rhineland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, and yes the Ruling class of the Khazaria Kingdom did convert to Judaism and yes we are guessing that part of the population converted too. With that in mind, we also had intelligent Russians, Poles, Hungarians, Americans, and other nations marrying into the Jewish Populations and were eventually absorbed into the Jewish Population as well. Zionists are people who thought that Jewish people should have their own land again and due to actual Jewish Genetics, the land of Eretz Yisrael was recreated.
Let's go to a Delicatessen to "Nosh" on a Bagel with Lox and Cream Cheese and while we are eating let's say a few other Yiddish words.
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A particularly insensitive and bold term used to describe the behavior of a cheating peddler of goods and wares who has taken advantage of your position in a seller's market; almost exclusively used to describe midwestern drug dealers.
Ernie:"Can you believe that little bag of sticks and marbles Kevin sold us? This sucks. Now we need to go to Des Moines or something."
Willy: "That is so yiddish. I'm going to tell my mommy on him!"
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A kick ass language that is can make coversation so much more interesting. Mostly spoken by Jews, but I know a lot of yiddish, and I'm a goyem (gentile)
So in short, spoken by Jews, some gentiles, and the entire town of Great Neck.
Oy vey, everyone knows yiddish!
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A language born from the Khazars, a primative like medeval Asiatic tribe that converted to Judiasm.

It has not one word in common with Hebrew. Uses the same characters in it's alphabet for this reason. Just as similar to Hebrew as Spanish is to Swedish, since they too use the same characters in their alphabet but have not word in common with each other. See Kaizar
Jesus did not speak a word of Yiddish or quote from the Talmud once.
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