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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Wex Narrator: Michael Wex Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781427201881
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Just say Nu is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five most useful Yiddish words–shoyn, nu, epes, takeh, and nebakh–what they mean, how and when to use them, and how they can be used to conduct an entire conversation without anybody ever suspecting that the reader doesn't have the vaguest idea of what anyone is actually saying. Readers will learn how to shmooze their way through such activities as meeting and greeting; eating and drinking; praising and finding fault; maintaining personal hygiene; going to the doctor; driving; parenting; getting horoscopes; committing crimes; going to singles bars; having sex; talking politics, and talking trash. People have finally started to realize that there's nothing in the world that can't be improved by translating it into Yiddish. Just say Nu is the book that's going to show them how.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The cleverer, the truer, the better. And, like Wex's previous BORN TO KVETCH, this is plenty clever and awfully true. His [Wex's] deadpan delivery adds to the laughs...I laughed 'til I plotzed! AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

  • Wise, witty and altogether wonderful…. Mr. Wex has perfect pitch. He always finds the precise word, the most vivid metaphor, for his juicy Yiddishisms, and he enjoys teasing out complexities. William Grimes, The New York Times on Born to Kvetch

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 3/20/2013

    " Fun and informative. I figured out what my grandmother was saying all those years ago when I pestered her. "Go sleep on the ocean." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 11/10/2012

    " thoroughly entertaining with good insight into the psyche of the yiddish speaker. Easy phrases to adopt. loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnnadeau | 12/16/2010

    " expressive, worth thinking about, .. . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 9/19/2010

    " A Christmas book...and what a nice present. Smiles all around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Cat | 3/24/2010

    " Same idea as his first book, but a little less funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 8/10/2009

    " It simply did not tickle my fancy the way his earlier book did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 12/1/2008

    " thoroughly entertaining with good insight into the psyche of the yiddish speaker. Easy phrases to adopt. loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 2/20/2008

    " Expalins Yiddish phrases and expressions for all occasions "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 12/20/2007

    " It simply did not tickle my fancy the way his earlier book did. "

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