Plautdietsch word of the day: Chjlessen / chjlessi

Plautdietsch word of the day: Chjlessen / chjlessi

Pronounced: ch-lesson \ ch-lessi

What it sounds like: a Chinese lesson

What it really means; to heap on, to apply a large amount

Plautdietsch word of the day Chjlessen or Chjlessi Jam on Tweibach

Example: Leina and Hein went to Mr. & Mrs. John Stoesz for Sunday faspa. The Stoesz were usually quite frugal (or stingy) with their money but did bring out both butter and Saskatoon jam for Sunday faspa. Leina and Hein’s youngest daughter Greita reached for a tweibach and spread on butter and jam, to which one of the Stoesz children exclaimed, “look mom!, si dait beides chjlesson” (she’s heaping on both butter and jam!)

Our favorite jam for faspa is Saskatoon jam which is Manitoba made by Redpoll Farms and available at Main Bread and Butter Company in Steinbach Manitoba.  Enjoy your next faspa with any of their many delicious flavors. And remember, a day without faspa is like a day without sunshine!  :-)


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