Fw: [b-hebrew] A Request

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Oct 24 15:45:12 EDT 2004


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <MarianneLuban at aol.com>
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Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:15 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] A Request


> To diverge--I need a little help with modern Hebrew.  How would one say
> "Let's put our cards on the table"--meaning "quit bluffing and show me
your
> hand"--aw, you know what I mean.  There must be some expression like
that--and if
> it's in Biblical Hebrew that would be fine, too.  Certainly, I know how to
say
> this in Yiddish, but it's rather vulgarly put ;-(
>
>

Hi Marianne,

The expression in modern Hebrew is almost a translation of the English (or
maybe of an equivilant German of French expression): Ptah et kol hakkelafim
(open all of the cards), or, Hasof et kol hakkelafim (expose all of teh
cards).

Yigal





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