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English translation: [you] limp step by step

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Yiddish term or phrase:hinkst tsubislach
English translation:[you] limp step by step
Entered by: Kristin Sobania
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13:17 Feb 13, 2009
Yiddish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Music / lyrics of *Bei mir bist Du schejn*
Yiddish term or phrase: hinkst tsubislach
Dear colleagues,

I’ve got the Yiddish lyrics of "Bei mir bist Du schejn" , of which I don’t understand all of the words. I know the English version of this song, but those words don’t have the same meaning as the Yiddish words so they really aren’t of any use to me.
There is one translation of this song in the internet, namely

http://www.hebrewsongs.com/?song=baymirbistusheyn

However, the Yiddish words I’ve got differ in some parts from the words of that version.

There is a very nice version of this song on YouTube (of which the words slightly differ as well):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUVEq6NC7mM

I would be really greatful if someone could help me to understand the lyrics. I couldn't find those words in a dictionary either .... maybe because of the spelling?)


Context: Ven di zolst zain shvartz vi a tuter
Ven di host oigen vi bai a kuter
Un ven di hinkst tsubislach host hiltserne fislach
Zug ich dos art mich nit.

P.S. I chose this question to be Pro, because I think that one really has to know the song, since the spelling I've got must be in some ways a bit abstruse.
Kristin Sobania
Germany
Local time: 08:49
[you] limp step by step
Explanation:
hinken=to limp

[du] hinkst=[you] limp

bissel=a little bit

tsubislach=bit by bit ; slowly

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eliuri
Local time: 02:49
Grading comment
Many thanks again for your help and the very good explanation + example sentence.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +1[you] limp step by stepeliuri


  

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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
[you] limp step by step


Explanation:
hinken=to limp

[du] hinkst=[you] limp

bissel=a little bit

tsubislach=bit by bit ; slowly



Example sentence(s):
  • Afilu az men hinkt tsubislach, dergraycht men dem tzil
  • Even when one limps slowly, one reaches the goal
eliuri
Local time: 02:49
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Many thanks again for your help and the very good explanation + example sentence.

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