Exclamation of dismay, grief or exasperation.


A word that calls for a reply, as in “So?” or “Well?”

To nibble; a light snack.

Literally translates to “family.”
Often means “extended family, and then some.”

Insanity or craziness

An honorable, decent person;
a person who helps you when you need help.

Literally “good luck,” but it’s a congratulation for what just happened, not a hopeful wish for what might happen in the future.

Expert, connoisseur, authority.

In popular English, kvetsh means to “complain, whine or fret.”
Literally translates “to press or squeeze,” like a wrong-sized shoe.

Satisfying the requirements of Jewish law, especially food.