el día del arquero*

* the goalkeeper's day

Spanish Argentina

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used when something is unlikely to happen.

"Los políticos van a ser honestos el día del arquero."

"Politicians will be honest on the goalkeeper's day."

Confirmed by 3 people

tot en met*

* till and with

Dutch Netherlands

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Up to and including.

"Voor volgende week moeten jullie tot en met hoofdstuk 5 lezen."

"For next week you need to read till and with chapter 5."

voor hetzelfde geld*

* for the same money

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

When a different outcome would have been just as likely.

"We hadden er gelukkig lekker weer bij, maar voor hetzelfde geld had het geregend op onze trouwdag."

"Luckily we had good weather, but for the same money it would have rained on our wedding day."


Spanish Chile

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It is used to say something is cool.

"Oh, que bacán."

"Oh, how cool."

Confirmed by 3 people


Los de afuera son de palo*

* The ones outside are wooden

Spanish Uruguay

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

The expression roughly means that "the ones outside" are not important, you should not care about people that are not involved. It can be used when someone that is not involved in a situation/task gives an opinion that no one asked for, or to encourage someone not to care about negative opinions.

Note: Also used in other South American countries.

"Extraño a mi ex, pero mis amigas me dicen que no debería llamarlo." "Los de afuera son de palo, llamalo."

"I miss my ex but my friends tell me I should not call him." "The ones outside are wooden, call him."


Spanish Costa Rica

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Mae is used as a greeting, to refer to someone, or as an interjection.

''Mae, vieras lo que me pasó ayer...''

''Mae, you couldn't believe what happened to me yesterday...''




Spanish Chile

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

This word can be used in almost any grammatical form. It works as a noun, like in the phrase "mira esa wea" (look at that thing). It also works as a verb in kind of a compound form, such as "¿me estas webiando?" (are you kidding me?). It can be an adjective, for example "don weas" (this has no translation, but it can be insulting).

"Pásame esa wea y no te webeo más."

"Give that thing and I'll stop bothering you."

Confirmed by 4 people

más boludo que las palomas*

* more stupid than pigeons

Spanish Argentina

Expression USED Very frequently BY Older Generations

Used to talk about someone who is very stupid. Often said after they do a silly thing, but it can also be used to simply describe them.

"Hoy Tomás me preguntó si los perros ponían huevos... ¡Es más boludo que las palomas!"

"Today Tomás asked me if dogs lay eggs... He's more stupid than pigeons!"

Confirmed by 4 people

I can't breathe

English United States

Reference USED Very frequently BY People fighting for justice

A phrase used in connection to the recent murder of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25th, 2020 after a police officer in Minneapolis pinned him down by kneeling on his neck for nearly eight minutes. During the incident, which was captured on video, Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe."


Confirmed by 21 people



screw up

English United States

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY some people

(v.) Used to express a mistake or an error you made. People use this phrase when they don't want to mess something up or to have something go wrong.

"Take your time, you don't want to screw up!"

Confirmed by 14 people

hits the spot

English NY, United States

Idiom USED Very frequently BY everyone

when something is very satisfying and it's exactly what you needed in that moment. It mostly refers to food especially if you have a craving.

“That ice cream really hit the spot! I've been wanting some all week!”

Confirmed by 10 people





* Are you alright?

English United Kingdom

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

A common and informal way to greet someone.

"Oright mate, how's it going?" "Yeah, not too bad, thanks."

Confirmed by 8 people


English United States

Word USED Very frequently BY Some People

(n.) Word used for people who refuse to wear a mask during the corona crisis.

"Anti-maskers are not welcome in this establishment."

Confirmed by 16 people

in the street

English New York, United States

Slang USED Very frequently BY ex inmates

It's slang for "in the free world", "out of prison".

"Now that I've been in the street for 7 years, I've accomplished many things."

Confirmed by 10 people




English Wales

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) A close, Welsh hug.

“Come here and give me a cwtch before you go.”

Confirmed by 3 people