I tried this quiz at the Guardian in which you’re invited to guess at the meaning of weird and wonderful foreign words.
I’m not very good at this.
"You scored 2 out of a possible 10.
Terrible. Only Yiddish can do justice to the paucity of your knowledge.
In future, when someone calls you a shmutte, a schlump, a nar, a tam, a tipesh a bulcan or a shmenge, you’ll at least know that they’re referring to the fact that you’re a fool."