Russian Russia

Sound USED Frequently BY Everyone

The Russian sound for eating.

"Омномном... обожаю жареные картошки."

"Omnomnom... I love fried potatoes."

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voa, muleque*

* fly, brat

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Usually fathers to son or male friends to male friends

Used to wish success or good luck.

"Vou estudar muito para o vestibular." "Voa, muleque!"

"I'll study hard for college exams." "Fly, brat"

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."

ca baba și mitraliera*

* Like an old lady and a machine-gun

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It means that someone does not fit for the task or that two things have nothing in common.

"Dickerson a fost ca baba și mitraliera, pregătirile au întârziat și expediția nu a fost lansată."

"Dickerson was like an old lady and a machine-gun, the preparations stalled and the expedition was not launched."

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."

floare la ureche*

* flower at the ear

Romanian Various countries

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It means that something is very easy. Equivalent to the English "piece of cake". Used in Romania and Moldova.

"După câteva trucuri adevăratul Kwik-E-Mart va fi floare la ureche."

"After a few tricks the real Kwik-E-Mart will be flower at the ear."

gado demais*

* such an ox

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

It is used to call out a boy for being deceived or easily manipulated, especially by girls. It derives from the way that oxen follow their cattleman with no resistance. It can be used to call out boys who chase girls that don't care about them.

"Você ainda tá atrás dela? Gado demais!"

"You're still chasing her? Such an ox!"



the devil's beating his wife

English Southern States, United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

A phrase that means 'it is raining while not overcast, so the sun is still visible, and it is bright outside despite the rain'.

"Take a look out the window and tell me what the weather's like." "The devil's beating his wife." "Hopefully it'll clear up soon; I forgot my umbrella."


English Southern States, United States

Slang USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A contraction of 'you all', most often used as a second-person plural pronoun. It can also be used as an interjection to direct an emotion towards a small group of people as a reaction, or to attract attention. As an interjection, it is most commonly used either in anger or appreciation with a difference in inflection and tone to reflect this.

"Y'all are acting silly"

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fixin' to

English | Southern US Southern US, United States

Slang USED Very frequently BY Older Generations

Fixin' to (Fixing to) means 'about to' or 'going to' in the near future.

"Have you taken out the trash yet?" "I'm fixin' to."

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English United States

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Millenials

An abbreviation of 'be right back'. It was most often used online in various messaging platforms, but is now often spoken aloud in-person when needing to temporarily leave a group or a room within the need of explanation (such as needing to use the toilet).

"Brb." ... "Okay, I'm back." "Welcome back."

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English United States

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Military

An acronym that is widely used to stand for the sarcastic expression 'Situation Normal: All Fucked Up'. It is a well-known example of military acronym slang. It means that the situation is bad, but that this is a normal state of affairs. The acronym is believed to have originated in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

"What's the current situation in there?" "It's a real SNAFU. Everything is literally on fire." "So, same as usual."


on my tod

English North , United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Northerners

Alone or on your own.

"Did you go into town with your friend." "No I was on my tod."


doof wie Stroh*

* stupid as straw

German Germany

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used to say that someone is not very intelligent.

"Er hat schon wieder seine Tasche vergessen." "Er ist echt doof wie Stroh."

"He forgot his bag again." "He really is as stupid as straw."

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German Germany

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone apart from old people

(n.) Money.

“Ich habe keine Kohle mehr.”

“I don’t have any money left.”

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