gut yontef


good yuntif (good YUN-tiff) listen
gut yontef (goot YOHN-tehf) listen


Example Sentences

  • "Gut yontef, my friends!"

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Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • גוט יום־טובֿ gut yontef 'happy holiday lit. good good-day'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      gut yontif, gut yomtef, gut yomtif, gut yontof, gut yomtof, gut yontev, gut yomtev, gut yontiv, gut yomtiv, gut yontov, gut yomtov, gut yom-tov, gut yom tov, good yuntif, good yontif, good yom-tov


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