German German speaking countries

Emoji USED On Occasion BY Some People

When you wish someone good luck in German you would say "Ich drücke dir die Daumen", which literally means "I'll press my thumbs for you". Because of that, 🤞 ("I'll keep my fingers crossed") isn't used to wish good luck (in German 🤞 means that you are lying). We rather use ✊ which stands for the thumbs pressed.

"Viel Glück bei der Prüfung! Ich drücke dir die Daumen ✊!"

"Good luck for the exam! I'll press my thumbs for you ✊!"


Portuguese Brazil

Emoji USED On Occasion BY Far-right supporters

Originally a Japanese symbol for new drivers, it is used by Brazilian nationalists and far-right supporters because of its green and and yellow, the Brazilian national colors, and because of its resemblance to a military insignia.

"Sou brasileiro! 🔰"

"I'm Brazilian! 🔰"

Confirmed by 2 people


English | American English United States

Emoji USED Frequently BY Drug dealers

Used discretely to signify that you can buy drugs from this person. A plug is an informal term used to describe a drug deal in American youth culture.

"Hey I’m John, if you’re a 🔌 hit me up!"

Confirmed by 4 people


Spanish Mexico

Emoji USED On Occasion BY Young People

It turns normal things into spicy or sexual.

"¿Qué vas a hacer hoy? 🌚"

"What are you going to do today? 🌚"

Confirmed by 4 people


Spanish Honduras

Emoji USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

It's used to "point" where something is without using your hands.

"¿Me podés traer mi libro? Está ahí. 😗"

"Could you bring me my book? It's right there. 😗"

Confirmed by 4 people


English Various countries

Emoji USED On Occasion BY young people

Can be used to display a sense of passive-aggressiveness.

"Should we just go with my idea then?" "Sure 🙃"

Confirmed by 17 people


Russian Russia

Emoji USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Used to show that a person does not understand something or has a stone face.

"Можешь сказать мне что случилось? Я ничего не понимаю 🗿"

"Can you tell me what happened? I don't understand anything 🗿"

Confirmed by 3 people


Spanish Spain

Emoji USED Very frequently BY Teenage Girls

It means something is very cute. The word for that is "mono", which happens to have "monkey" as its first meaning, hence the emoji.

"Te he comprado chuches." "Ayyy 🙈"

"I bought you candy. Awww 🙈"

Confirmed by 6 people


English United Kingdom

Emoji USED Frequently BY Young People

Used by young people to convey annoyance or anger.

"When your headphones break mid journey 🙃🙃🙃"

Confirmed by 7 people