Question by  apple (447)

What is the difference between yiddish and hebrew?

Is yiddish more like hebrew or german? What hebrew elements, if any, are are present in yiddish?


Answer by  Danie (993)

Yiddish is mainly comprised of German, specifically the old slang. It has some Hebrew in it as well. Yiddish is written with Hebrew characters but pronounced differently than Hebrew. Yiddish was the language of the jewish people spread out in Europe. Hebrew is the modern language of Israel and that found in the Torah.


Answer by  Hemanth (26)

Yiddish is a Germanic language but Hebrew is Semitic. Unlike Hebrew, Yiddish absorbed many words from German and other European languages but uses Hebrew alphabets.

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