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Yiddish

The Jewish people have a deep connection to traveling and history. Strike up a conversation with a fellow passenger about the ancient traditions of this amazing people. You can speak about their high art and beautiful music, or the wisdom inherited from more than three thousand years of tradition and ancestry. Enjoy the honor and fanfare of the couple’s celebration, the blessing of the wine, the Mezinka dance, and the traditional music.

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People

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Who Are You?
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    People

    Who Are You?

    • Greet Others and Bid Them Farewell
    • Initiate a Conversation
    • Introduce Yourself Formally
    • Meet New People
    • Distinguish the Two Uses of the Pronoun "You" דו and איר
    • Identify Subject Pronouns
    • Learn the Imperative Form of the Verb זײַן , Singular and Plural
  • We Are Family
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    People

    We Are Family

    • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
    • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members
    • Introduce Someone Else
    • Conjugate the Irregular Verbs האָבן and זײַן in Present Tense
    • Learn How to Ask a Yes / No Question
  • Getting to Know You
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    People

    Getting to Know You

    • Articulate Feelings
    • Describe Physical Characteristics
    • Express Interest
    • Inquire About a Stranger
    • Be Acquainted With the Form "Let us" לאָמיר
    • Learn the Use of the Pronoun זיך with a Pronominal Verb
    • Use the Auxiliary Verb "Will" וועלן
  • There’s No Place Like Home
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    People

    There’s No Place Like Home

    • Explain That You Are a Non-native Speaker
    • Explain Where You Are From
    • Identify Languages and Countries
    • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language
    • Conjugate the Pronominal Verb in the Present Tense
    • Learn to Insert the Pronoun זיך Correctly in the Sentence
  • Where Did You Go to School?
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    People

    Where Did You Go to School?

    • Discuss the Merits of a School
    • Inquire About Programs
    • Conjugate a Regular Verb in the Past Tense
    • Recognize the Irregular Verb זײַן in the Past Tense, Third Person

Travel

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  • “How Do You Say...?”
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    Travel

    “How Do You Say...?”

    • Ask for Clarification
    • Provide and Obtain New Information
    • Request New Vocabulary
    • Be Introduced to the Plural of Nouns
    • Identify the Subject Pronoun מען
    • Learn the Imperative Form of a Regular Verb
  • Haggling and Money
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    Travel

    Haggling and Money

    • Ask the Price For Something
    • Buy a Ticket For Travel
    • Count
    • Negotiate
    • Conjugate the Irregular Verb וועלן in Present Tense
    • Learn to Form a Number with Two Digits
  • In My Closet
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    Travel

    In My Closet

    • Express Future Plans
    • Identify Various Articles of Clothing
    • Question Statements Made by Others
    • Be Acquainted with Several Forms of the Plural of Nouns
    • Conjugate a Verb in the Future Tense
    • Understand the Order of the Syntactical Units in the Sentence
    • Use the Negator in the Sentence
  • Shop Till You Drop
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    Travel

    Shop Till You Drop

    • Acquire Necessities
    • Find Places to Shop
    • Gather Information From a Native Speaker
    • Inquire About Shops in the Local Area
    • Identify the Two Meanings of עס
    • Practice with Negative Sentences
  • X Marks the Spot
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    Travel

    X Marks the Spot

    • Ask for and Receive Directions
    • Describe the Location of One Object in Relation to Another
    • Be Introduced to the Dative Case
    • Use the Dative Case

Activities

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  • Time to Play Sports
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    Activities

    Time to Play Sports

    • Discuss Sports and Exercises
    • Express Time Relationships
    • Invite Someone to Join Along
    • Distinguish the Definite Article from the Demostrative Adjective
    • Identify the Order of the Sentence in the Past Tense
    • Learn How to Place Correctly the Adverb in the Sentence
    • Use the Past Tense of Regular Verbs
  • My Favorite Season Is Summer
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    Activities

    My Favorite Season Is Summer

    • Ask About Vacations and Seasonal Opportunities
    • Discuss the Four Seasons
    • Discuss the Months of the Year
    • Distinguish the Use of צו in Yiddish in Contrast to English
    • Recognize the Superlative Form of גוט
    • Understand the Structure of the Periphrastic Verb ליב האָבן
  • What Are You Doing This Weekend?
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    Activities

    What Are You Doing This Weekend?

    • Converse About the Days of the Week
    • Make Plans for the Weekend
    • Talk About Age and Birthdays
    • Use the Terms Weekday and Weekend
    • Learn the Possessive Adjectives
    • Use the Accusative Case with Expressions of Time
  • Let’s Go to a Party
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    Activities

    Let’s Go to a Party

    • Make Future Plans
    • Tell Time
    • Get Familiar with Time Expressions
    • Use the Possessive Pronouns in Plural
    • Use the Reflexive Pronoun זיך with a Complemented Verb
  • I’ll Miss This Place
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    Activities

    I’ll Miss This Place

    • Prepare for a Departure
    • Strengthen Relationships
    • Learn the Periphrastic Verb ליב האָבן in the Past Tense
    • Recognize Different Forms of Plural

Places

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  • I Don’t Feel Well
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    Places

    I Don’t Feel Well

    • Ask for Medication
    • Describe Symptoms
    • Speak to a Pharmacist
    • Identify the Adjective in Nominative and Accusative Cases
    • Learn the Irregular Verb טאָן in Present Tense
    • Learn the Plural of Nouns with the Suffix ען
  • Let's Eat
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    Places

    Let's Eat

    • Identify Items on the Dinner Table
    • Offer Assistance
    • Order a Meal
    • Understand the Customs of Local Dining
    • Learn the Conjugation of the Modal Verb קענען
    • Use the Interrogative Sentence Beginning with a Verb
  • I Can’t Eat That
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    Places

    I Can’t Eat That

    • Ask Whether a Dish Contains Certain Ingredients
    • Explain That You Require a Special Diet
    • Give Compliments
    • Reference Senses
    • Form Plural of Nouns With a Vowel Change
    • Identify the Adjective with the Endings יק and יש
  • Help!
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    Places

    Help!

    • Ask Questions
    • Declare That a Problem Exists
    • State That You Do Not Know Something
    • Be Introduced to Pronouns in the Accusative
    • Learn the Conjugation of the Verb וויסן
    • Learn the Irregular Verb זייַן in Past Tense
  • What is Your Emergency?
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    Places

    What is Your Emergency?

    • Answer Questions
    • Request Emergency Aid
    • Learn the Change of the Indefinite Article אַ to אַן
    • Practice the Place of the Reflexive Pronoun זיך in the Sentence
    • Recognize a Verb with a Complement in the Present Tense