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Colloquial Yiddish [Paperback]

Lily Kahn
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21 July 2011 0415580226 978-0415580229 Pap/Com Bl

Specially written by an experienced teacher, Colloquial Yiddish offers a step-by-step approach to Yiddish as it is spoken and written today.

Colloquial Yiddish provides the first widely available, easily accessible, comprehensive Yiddish course designed primarily for the twenty-first-century international English-speaking independent learner and suitable for use in Yiddish classes worldwide.

Each unit presents numerous grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary summaries throughout.

Key features include:

    • graded development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
    • realistic and entertaining dialogues
    • jargon-free and clearly structured grammatical explanations
    • a range of dynamic and appropriate supporting exercises
    • supplementary texts presenting many of the most significant and relevant aspects of Yiddish culture.

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Yiddish in a broad range of situations.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-58019-9 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs: 978-0-415-58020-5

eBook: 978-0-203-85120-3 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-58021-2 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

Pack: 978-0-415-58022-9 (paperback and CDs)


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; Pap/Com Bl edition (21 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415580226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415580229
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 802,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lily Kahn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University Colledge London.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of Colloquial Yiddish 4 May 2013
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This book deals with the Yiddish language with the typical "Colloquial" approach. First there is a short dialogue, followed by explanations of the grammar and then exercises. Its introduction to the Hebrew alphabet is also very good. Recommended for anyone wishing to learn this language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Colloquial Yiddish 29 Aug 2013
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Recently bought this course and have found it to be excellent. It is aimed at the total beginner and explains the usage of the Mosified Hebrew alfabet. I would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introductory course in Yiddish 21 April 2013
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Colloquial Yiddish is a very well written approach to learning the Yiddish language. All of the building blocks of the language are presented in a manner which makes language acquisition easier. The accompanying CD, sold separately, completes the course. All aspects of the Yiddish language are covered, from then alphabet through to a competent grasp of grammar and essential vocabulary. This course will teach you reading, writing and speaking. Also covered is Yiddishkeit, otherwise known as Yiddish culture. The latter is necessary for real competency in the language. If you ever wanted to learn Yiddish,now is your chance. Buy the book and CD together. Work diligently and you will be very satisfied with the result.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book 20 Feb 2014
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This book is very good. I like the structure of the book. The book is very clear and is structured in a classical way. A text followed by vocabulary and then a portion of grammar. The following audio CD is a very good help.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strongly recommended! 1 Dec 2011
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As a student, I strongly recommend this book to those who itch to discover the treasure behind the Yiddish literature or the Jewish history, or just want to get feet wet in the language itself. This book is well-organised in introdicing alphabet, handwriting, grammatical points as well as cultural background. Unlike Latin, Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Greek, Yiddish, despite the decrease of its speakers, is a living language, afterall. This book focuses more on colloquial practice than simply reading. This is a very important part because speaking is the foundation of mastering a language. The author, obviously, understands the purpose of learning a new language.

It contains enough vocabulary for daily use and has links for further study. Yiddish is not difficult, but very complicated and requires logic. The book is designed so well that nobody finds the language so hard to learn. I've been looking for books of Yiddish learning, but when I saw this one, I think it is time I stopped looking and got down learning with this book!

Excellent book! Five Stars!
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