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Italian translation: No, no, it's not Yiddish.

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21:26 Jul 15, 2002
Yiddish to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
Yiddish term or phrase: smedge
The sentence is: "A bridge..a smedge"
carlav
Local time: 04:46
Italian translation:No, no, it's not Yiddish.
Explanation:
It's kind of an old Jewish way of pooh-poohing something...

A bridge... a smidge...

A school a schmool....

meaning big deal, so it's a bridge.

Said with a shrug of the shoulders.
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Marian Greenfield
Local time: 22:46
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5 +2No, no, it's not Yiddish.
Marian Greenfield


  

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No, no, it's not Yiddish.


Explanation:
It's kind of an old Jewish way of pooh-poohing something...

A bridge... a smidge...

A school a schmool....

meaning big deal, so it's a bridge.

Said with a shrug of the shoulders.


    Growing up around a bunch of old Jews...
Marian Greenfield
Local time: 22:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AMik99
7 mins

agree  Marjon: 'E allora, è un ponte' or something...
20 mins
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