Plautdietsch Word of the Day

Plautdietsch word of the day: duckadeia

Plautdietsch word of the day: duckadeia

Plautdietsch word of the day: duckadeia Pronounced: dook-a-day-a What it sounds like: a daily energy vitamin What it really means: seesaw  Example: Hein and Leina went for a trip to Caldwell Kansas to visit Heins’s Oom Peita. Peita Platt was Hein’s mother’s third-cousin by half on her father’s Toews side of the family. They’d moved to Kansas after things started to become too weltlich (worldly) in Wisconsin. Leina was amazed to see how wonderfully simple family life was in Kansas.   They saw familys’ enjoying time outside. “Oba mein siet ech sai,… sie hant noch en duckadeia fu de chjinga”! (My...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: trajchtmoaka

Plautdietsch word of the day: trajchtmoaka

Plautdietsch word of the day: trajchtmoaka Pronounced: tra-icht-moaka What it sounds like: a tractor made in east Europe Direct translation: one who puts correctly in place What it really means: chiropractor Example: Hein had spent all day in the garden digging up potatoes and putting them in 50 pound burlap sacks. Leina told him that he should rather put them in 20lb bags because they would be easier to handle.   Hein however had a stubborn streak in him and said he could easily handle the 50lb bags. However, after hauling all the bags into the basement, he realized that...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe

Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe

Plautdietsch word of the day: jreewe Pronounced: j-rei-vu What it sounds like: a mechanical part of an old tractor What it really means: tiny meat and fat renderings, sometimes called cracklings. A delicious Mennonite treat that is a byproduct of rendering fat during hog butchering.   Example: Leina had wanted to loose a few pounds so she could fit back into her lime green sundress with the red flowers. So she cut back on many things,,, except she could not resist jreewe! In the moring she’d take her cast iron pan and heat a nice big batch for Hein and herself....

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Plautdietsch word of the day: emm sonnst 

Plautdietsch word of the day: emm sonnst 

Plautdietsch word of the day: emm sonnst Pronounced: em-zonst What it sounds like: a mild sunburn What it really means: free, without expected payback Example: Leina had given 6 jars of sour pickles to Mrs. Jacob Thiessen for wedding faspa when their daughter Judy got married. It was a wonderful wedding and ceremony, although it dragged on a bit, as it usually did when Corny Ginter was called on to deliver the message. But for the guests, it was well worth the wait. They had pigs in a blanket (perski), cheese curds, bread and butter pickles, raspberry jam, blueberry and...

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Plautdietsch word of the day: dankboa

Plautdietsch word of the day: dankboa

Plautdietsch word of the day: dankboa Pronounced: da-nk-boa What it sounds like: a fancy scarf What it really means: thankful Example: Leina and Hein decided to visit some of their frintshoft in Aylmer Ontario. Leina was a bit narwees (nervous) because Hein’s driving isn’t the best anymore, but they really enjoy being together and making road trips. So they packed a cooler with tweibach, sweet pickles, New Bothwell cheese and puffed wheat cake and headed towards Alymer. After the long trip, Leina said that she was so dankboa to have arrived safely. She was even more dankboa to see her...

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