Like English, the Yiddish language is a mixture of many tongues. Its main influences are German and Hebrew, fused with elements of Slavic and Aramaic vocabulary. If languages were dogs, Yiddish would be an adorable mutt.
It's written using Hebrew characters and pronounced with German inflection, and the language has brought many well-loved words to English. So, let's explore some of the Yiddish-inspired words we've all been using (without even knowing). By the end of this slideshow, you'll be a Yiddish maven!