AlexL

Luxembourg

Hi, I'm Alex! I'm from the UK but I live and work in Luxembourg as a lawyer-linguist. I translate French, German and Spanish into English, and I'm learning Lithuanian. I know little bits of other EU languages and I'm always looking to learn more!

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Ech hunn de Kéis!*

* I have the cheese!

Luxembourgish Luxembourg

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

In Luxembourg, you don't say "I have the cheese" when you're grocery shopping... unless you're fed up and in a bad mood! It means "I've had enough".

"Du Eefalt! Ech hunn de Kéis!"

"You idiot! I have the cheese!"


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Not my cup of tea

English United Kingdom

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

When you say that something is 'not your cup of tea', you mean that it's not something you enjoy or like; it's not your thing. You can use 'that' or 'it' or name the thing that isn't your cup of tea, or even simply say 'Not my cup of tea!'

'Do you want to play tennis with us?' 'No thanks, that's not my cup of tea' OR 'It's not my cup of tea' OR 'Tennis isn't my cup of tea' OR 'Not my cup of tea'


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