What is a Kvelling mean?
to be delighted with
To feel or express pride about something or someone: “It is lovely to kvell for friends’ and colleagues’ success” (Henry Alford). [Yiddish kveln, to be delighted with, beam with pride, from Middle High German quellen, to gush, from Old High German quellan; akin to Old English cwylla, spring, water well.]
What is a synonym for Kvell?
To feel delighted and proud to the point of tears. rejoice. exult. glory. delight.
What’s nachas mean?
a feeling of unbridled gratification
‘Nachas’ means ‘a feeling of unbridled gratification’. It comes from the Hebrew word ‘Nachat’ and is one of the few words that has successfully crossed over into modern day, secular, Jewish parlance from the rapidly dying Yiddish language.
WHAT IS A Shayna Punim?
Shayna Punim (Yiddish) This phrase means “pretty face” (shayna=pretty, punim=face) and it’s what my grandma always used to call me. It makes me think of my grandparents, and it always made me feel special.
What is the opposite of Kvell?
Opposite of to feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation. sorrow. conceal. grieve.
What does the Yiddish word Souris mean?
grief and trouble
Tsuris (Yiddish) grief and trouble caused by a son or daughter.
Who said I’m a little verklempt?
But it wasn’t until the ’90s when we started seeing verklempt being used in pop culture. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it started, but Mike Myers professed his verklempt-ness as Linda Richman in the 1992 Saturday Night Live sketch, Coffee Talk, about — you guessed it — Barbara Streisand.
What’s a Punum?
Noun. punim (plural punims) The face (front part of the head).
What is a Frenk in Yiddish?
The term “frenk” for a sephardic Jew is indeed regarded as insulting. Strange as it may seem, in its original meaning, the word Frenk meant Ashkenazi, and is derived, of course, from the word for France (Frankreich, in German, is clearly related).