Ladino otherwise known as well “Judeo Espanol” is the language used by the Sepharad Jews who were expelled from Spain in 1492 . As the root of the word “ladino” comes from “Latine” it exactly means people who can speak other languages out of their native language.
Today, there are many countries in the world where the Sepharad Jews still speak Ladino such as Turkey,Israel,France and The United States of America.
Here below, you may find a very small dictionary to speak with your Sepharad Jewish friends and make them a smile on their faces :
Salud i Beraha! (We pray for your health)
Commonly used when you see somebody like a “Hello,how is going” .
To discuss about something
LESHOS / BARMİNA
Mostly used when something bad happens “Keep it away from us”
KE VENGAS EN ORA BUENA
Moslty used for celebrating occasionaly to say “it happens at the best time”
Before starting to eat, kind of a pray for the ones who prepared the meals
MEZAS De ALEGRİA
« The Joys of the table » At the end of a dinner or lunch , to hope a good mood on the table and its surrounders.
Mostly used for the people who always reclaim, unhappy
GUAY DE Mİ
To say « it is so pity” when you see someone who is in a bad condition
When someone who always say meaningless,stupid words , you tell him bavajadas
Good night,tomorrow is a new day and you need to take some rest before the new day comes