זאָגן

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German sagēn, from Proto-Germanic *sagjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *sokʷ-h₁-yé-, from a derivative of *sekʷ- (to say).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Litvish) IPA(key): /ˈzɔ.ɡŋ̩/
  • (Poylish) IPA(key): /ˈzuː.ɡŋ̩/, [ˈzʊ.ɡŋ̩]
  • (Ukraynish) IPA(key): /ˈzʊ.ɡŋ̩/

Verb[edit]

זאָגן (zogn) (past participle געזאָגט (gezogt))

  1. to say
    צי פֿאַרשטייסטו וואָס ער זאָגט?‏
    tsi farshteystu vos er zogt?
    Do you understand what he's saying?
    איך פֿאַרשטיי נישט אַפֿילו וואָס זאָג איך.‏
    ikh farshtey nisht afile vos zog ikh.
    I don't even understand what I'm saying.
  2. to tell (someone to do something)

Conjugation[edit]