What does “Tacheles reden” mean?

“Tacheles reden” is a German saying that you often hear in everyday life. “Tacheles” comes from the Yiddish language. The word means “goal” or “purpose”. Speaking “Tacheles” means: to speak plainly, to get straight to the point. Sometimes you may talk about a topic for a very long time without getting anywhere which is the perfect situation to use this saying: “We have to talk Tacheles now!”. More information on German idioms can be found here: www.geo.de/geolino

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