farshteyst? (farshteyt)

Alternative Spellings

farshtayst

Definitions

  • literally 'do you understand?'

Example Sentences

  • "I'm driving you home because there's no way you're walking all the way there by yourself. Farsheyst?"

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

פֿאַרשטײסט farshtéyst, second person singular form of פֿאַרשטײן farshtéyn 'to understand'

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

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