What are some Yiddish words that start with I, O, Q, V, W, and X?

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A more thorough answer to this question can be found by consulting an online or print Yiddish glossary or dictionary, two of which are linked in the sources below. The following is a list of examples of common words beginning with these letters in Yiddish:

  • I: iber (above or over); ineveynik (inside); interesant (interesting).
  • O: oy (an expression of surprise or disgust); onrirn (to touch); onvern (to lose).
  • V: vaksn (to grow); varmes (dinner); vaser (water).
  • W: wen (when)

Q and X are not usually used in transcribing Yiddish words to English.