miruna

Bucharest, Romania

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la paștele cailor*

* at the horse's Easter

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means "never".

"Când îmi dai banii înapoi?" "La paștele cailor!"

"When will you give me my money back?" "At the horse's Easter!"




a o șterge englezește*

* to leave English-style

Romanian Romania

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It means to leave quickly from a location without being seen.

Note: It was firstly used by the French army to mock the English soldiers.

"Ai văzut-o pe Maria? Trebuie să vorbesc cu ea." "Nu, a șters-o englezește."

"Have you seen Maria? I have to talk to her." "No, she left English-style."




la mama dracului*

* at the devil's mother

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It is used for something that is very far away.

"Vrei să mergem la cinema?" "Nu. E la mama dracului."

"Do you want to go to the cinema?" "No. It's at the devil's mother."




pisici*

* cats

Romanian Romania

Interjection USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It is a kid friendly equivalent of "oh, shit!". It is used to express surprise or when somebody is upset.

"Iar am picat examenul la literatură. Pisici..."

"I failed the literature exam again. Cats..."




a da la rațe*

* to feed the ducks

Romanian Romania

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

To vomit.

"Ai băut atât de mult aseară, încât ai dat la rațe."

"You drank so much last night that you fed the ducks."


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a freca menta*

* to rub the mint

Romanian Romania

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It means to waste time, to do something useless, to be lazy.

"Nu mai freca menta și fă-ți temele!"

"Stop rubbing the mint and do your homework!"


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aragaz cu patru ochi*

* stove with four eyes

Romanian Romania

Slang USED Very frequently BY Children, Teens

It is a mild insult to people who wear glasses, frequently used among classmates.

"Alex a început să poarte ochelari. E un aragaz cu patru ochi."

"Alex started to wear glasses. He is a stove with four eyes."


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