10 Ladino Expressions You Should Be Using Right Now
If your non-Jewish friends are already throwing words such as schmooze, shwitz and schlep with such ease that it makes you wonder how come Yiddish is still considered a foreign language, it’s time to expand their vocabulary. Enter Ladino, or Judaeo-Spanish, the beautiful language of the Sephardic Jews, still spoken in some 30 countries and acknowledged as a minority language in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, France and Turkey. Start with these 10 easy expressions. Salud i beraha!
Special thanks to Dr. Devin E. Naar and Ty Alhadeff of the University of Washington’s Sephardic Studies Program, best source for all things Ladino, for compiling the list.