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 trage un pui de somn*

* to shoot a chicken of sleep

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

to take a nap

"Mai bine să nu tragi un pui de somn la muncă!"

"Better not shoot a chicken of sleep at work!"


Confirmed by 4 people




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clar ca bună ziua*

* clear as day

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

Crystal clear.

"E clar ca bună ziua că trebuie să-ți faci lecțiile."

"It's clear as day that you have to do your homework."


Confirmed by 4 people




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a mânca cuiva zilele*

* To eat someone's days

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To embitter or torment. It is used to describe a very unpleasant experience.

"Slujba asta îmi mănâncă zilele."

"This job is eating me alive."





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a tăia frunză la câine*

* to cut the leaf to the dog

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED On Occasion BY EVERYONE

to waste time

"Nu tăia frunză la câine, găsește-ți o ocupație!"

"Do not cut the dog's leaf, find an occupation!"


Confirmed by 2 people




a călca pe bec*

* to step on a lightbulb

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To make a mistake resulting in your own misfortune.

"Gui a călcat pe bec și a fost concediat."

"Gui stepped on a lightbulb and was fired."





A avea un morcov în fund*

* To have a carrot in the bum

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To look nervous or uncomfortable.

"Ultima oară când am vorbit cu un bou de polițist, arătam ca și cum aveam un morcov în fund."

"The last time I spoke with an ox of a cop, I looked like I had a carrot in the ass."





la mama naibii*

* at the devil's mother

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It means far away.

"Acum sunt aici la mama naibii, încercând să demonstrez ceva."

"Now I'm down here at the devil's mother, trying to prove something."





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a ploua cu galeata*

* to rain with the bucket

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

to rain very heavily

"Și a început să plouă cu găleata și ne-am adăpostit în magazinul ăla mic de încălțări."

"And it started to rain with the bucket, and we ducked into that little shoe store."





a scoate din pepeni*

* to take out of watermelons

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

to drive nuts

"Mă scoți din pepeni intenționat, nu?"

"You're taking me out of watermelons on purpose, right?"





televizorul are purici*

* the TV has fleas

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It means that there's static on the TV.

"Televizorul nu merge deloc, are purici."

"The TV doesn't work at all, it has fleas."





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a merge pe mâna cuiva*

* to walk on someone's hand

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means to trust someone.

"Dacă mergi pe mâna mea, ei își păstrează slujbele."

"If you walk on my hand, they keep their jobs."





a-i pica fața*

* to drop his face

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means that someone is surprised.

"Minciună! Ți-a picat fața când am întrebat."

"Lie! You dropped your face when I asked."





Ai mâncat sticlă?*

* Have you eaten glass?

Romanian Romania

Expression USED In the past BY Almost Everyone

It is like asking if someone thinks he is transparent and you could look through him.

"De ce stai în fața televizorului? Ai mâncat sticlă?"

"Why are you sitting in front of the TV? Have you eaten glass?"





a fi încăpățânat ca un catâr*

* to be stubborn like a mule

Romanian Romania

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

to be stubborn

"Mișcă-te! Nu fi încăpățânat ca un catâr!"

"Move! Don't be stubborn like a mule!"