anonymous

Everywhere

This account is for to all the anonymous submissions on Untranslatable.

Posts Votes Likes
177 27 0

æ

Polish Poland

czarna magia

Expression USED Frequently BY Older Generations, my parents

(black magic) • It's is impossible / hard to decipher understand. Usually an humble admission that it is difficult for an individual to understand where a selected few may.

"Polityka to dla mnie jak czarna magia!"

"Politics are like black magic to me!"



Italian Italy

Il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio

Proverb USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(The wolf looses its fur but not its vice) • This proverb describes that it’s very difficult to get rid of a bad habit.

“Perché vi siete lasciati?” “Mi ha di nuovo tradito!” “Te l’ho detto, il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio!”

“Why did you break up?” “She cheated on me again!” “I told you already, the wolf looses its fur but not its vice!”

Confirmed by 2 people



alt

Greek Greece

Όσα βλέπει η πεθερά

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(What the mother-in-law sees) • When you only clean parts of your house that other people can see. It can also be used in a more abstract way, when you you only do parts of a task so others can see that you're working.

"Τακτοποιούσα το σπίτι για τους καλεσμένους μου μόνο όσα βλέπει η πεθερά, τα άπλυτα τα πέταξα στη ντουλάπα!"

"I was tidying my house for my guests, only what the mother-in-law can see, I threw my dirty laundry in the closet!"



syn

æ

Italian Italy

acqua in bocca

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(water in the mouth) • If you have your mouth full of water, you cannot talk!

Mi raccomando, acqua in bocca!

But Remember, water in the mouth!



Swedish Sweden

tala om trollen

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(speaking of trolls) • When someone who has just been mentioned enters a room.

"Jag hörde att Liam skaffat en hund." *Liam kommer in i rummet* "När man talar om trollen!"

"I heard Liam has got himself a dog." *Liam walks into the room* "When you're talking about the trolls!"



Romanian Romania

pe apa Sîmbetei

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(on Saturday's water) • It's used when something has gone wrong or has been wasted.

"Ai reusit să faci prăjitura la care lucrai azi? "Nu, aluatul nu s-a umflat suficient si s-a dus pe apa s Sîmbetei."

"Did you manage to make the cookies you were working on today?" "No, the dough didn't rise enough and it went on Saturday's water"



syn

Romanian Romania

nu sunt în apele mele

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(I'm not in my waters) • It's used when we say that we aren't feeling like ourselves / feeling unwell.

"hei, te simti bine? Pari a fi abatut." "Nu sunt in apele mele."

"Hey, are you feeling well? You seem sad." "I'm not in my waters."



German German speaking countries

nah am Wasser gebaut

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(built close to the water) • Somebody who cries easily.

Susi ist nah am Wasser gebaut - sie weint bei jedem Film.

Susi is built close to the water - she cries during every movie.



English English speaking countries

to be over the moon

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People, 30+

To be really happy about something.

I got the job I really wanted, and I am over the moon about it!

Confirmed by 3 people



Slovenian Slovenia

zeleni prsti

Expression USED On Occasion BY The Moon and me, from today on

(green fingers) • To be obsessed with plants.

"Sosed ima zelene prste. V hiši ima približno 100 rastlin."

"The neighbor has green fingers. He has about 100 plants in the house."



German German speaking countries

luftschlösser

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

(air castles) • An unrealiatic dream or fantasy, pipe dream.

"Deine Pläne sind alles nur Luftschlösser."

"Your plans are all just air castles."



Spanish Latin America and Spain, Spanish speaking countries

Estrenar

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • To use something or wear a piece of clothing for the very first time.

Estrené mi vestido nuevo. Ayer se estrenó la película. A mamá le gusta estrenar zapatos.

I wore my new dress for the first time. The movie was released yesterday. My mom liked to wear shoes for the first time.

Confirmed by 2 people



Spanish Madrid, Spain

mazo

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(mallet) • This word is used to mean very, many or a lot.

"No sé, por estas mismas páginas hace años había mazo de gente convencida de que un apocalipsis zombi era un escenario tanto plausible como deseable."

I don't know, years ago, in these websites there were mallet of people convinced that a zombie apocalypse was both a feasible and desirable scenario



Portuguese Mozambique

colocar na garrafa

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(put in a bottle) • The act of witchcraft in which the lover’s name is writen and put in a bottle to make them fall in love like crazy.

"Do jeito que sou louca por ele, esse moço só pode ter me colocado na garrafa."

"The way I am crazy about him this man must have put me in a bottle."



Portuguese Mozambique

marandza

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

A very young women sho dates man old enough to be their fathers or grandfathers for monetary gain. Many times while having a younger boyfriend.

"Essa pita é uma marandza, primeira semana, meu salário bazou, nem dinheiro de pão tenho."

"This girl is a marandza, first week with her and my money is gone, I can’t even buy bread now."



Portuguese Mozambique

danone

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Danone is a yogurt made for small children uded to describe young man dating older women.

"Ih amiga, deixaste teu marido por um danone de verdade?"

"Oh my god, you really left your husband for a danone?"



Portuguese Mozambique

em Nkobe

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It means somewhere really far away. Middle of nowhere. It’s a rural area said to still be living under colonization from how outdated it is.

"Não posso namorar com ela. Vive em Nkobe."

"I can’t date that girl. She lives in Nkobe."



Hungarian Hungary

kaszál

Slang USED Frequently BY everybody

(to scythe) • To make a lot of money, especially through either fraud or some ingenious idea, markedly not hard work.

"A legsikeresebb online befolyásolók évente több millió dollárt kaszálnak."

"The most successful online influencers scythe millions of dollars a year."

Confirmed by 2 people



æ

Oriya | Ganjamia Oriya Berhampur, India

bhaskuti

Slang USED On Occasion BY Everybody

It refers to exaggerated talks with tinges of fun, frolic and a bit of lies. It is usually used as a term when someone is interested in gossiping about people but in a funny and non-sensical way.

"Bah tu bhaskuti-re mastrey."

"Ugh! You're the master of bhaskuti."



French France

passer l'arme à gauche

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to pass the weapon to the left) • To die.

"Elle a passé l'arme à gauche."

"She passed the weapon to the left."



French France

passez l'arme à gauche

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to pass the weapon to the left) • To Die.

Elle a passé l'arme à gauche.

She passed the weapon to the left.



syn

Slovak Slovakia

voňať fialky odspodu

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(smell violets from the bottom) • To lay in the grave.

Nemám chuť voňať fialky odspodu.

I don't feel like smelling violets from the bottom.



Spanish Spain

de Guatemala a guatepeor

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

Equivalent of the English “from bad to worse”.

“Este día fue de Guatemala a guatepeor.”

"This day went from Guatemala to guateworse."

Confirmed by 3 people



English United Kingdom

to go balls to the walls

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

To try your best / give everything to achieve something

Danny is really working hard at the gym. Yeah, he’s going balls to the walls.

Confirmed by 2 people



Portuguese Brazil

paredes têm ouvidos

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(walls have ears) • You shouldn't say something because someone may be listening behind a wall.

"Preciso te contar algo!" "Você tem certeza? As paredes têm ouvidos"

"I have to tell something" "Are you sure? Walls have ears"



syn

alt

Italian Italy

in bocca al lupo

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(in the wolf's mouth) • When you're wishing someone good luck for something.

"Cosa fai oggi?" "Ho un esame d'inglese" "Ah, in bocca al lupo!"

"What are you doing today?" "I have an English exam" "Ah, in the wolf's mouth!"



Spanish Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

chipi-chipi

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

It’s a light sprinkling or drizzle of rain that lasts for days at a time, usually accompanied by fog

"Hoy hubo chipi-chipi todo el día, pero no llovió hasta las 7 de la noche."

"There was chipi-chipi all day today, but it didn’t rain for real until 7pm."

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

Croatian | Kaikavian Northern Croatia, Croatia

šeflja

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • It's the thing used to grab liquid, most commonly soups.

"Možeš li mi dohvatiti šeflju da izgrabim juhu?"

"Can you give me the grabber to grab the soup?"



Polish Poland

nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(not my circus, not my monkeys) • It’s an expression used to say it’s not my problem so I’m not going to worry about it!

“Och nie, Thomas i Ileana znów się kłócą!” “Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy.”

“Oh no, Thomas and Ileana are fighting again!” “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

Confirmed by 2 people



Polish Poland

robić dobrą minę do złej gry

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to put on a good face for a bad game) • To pretend you're doing well when the situation is actually bad. Similar to the English expressions 'to put on a brave face' or 'to put on a Poker face' (depending on the context).

"Rozstanie bardzo w nią ugodziło, ale robiła dobrą minę do złej gry, udając, że cieszy się swoją nowo odzyskaną wolnością."

"The breakup really struck her, but she put on a good face for the bad game and pretended she was enjoying her newly gained freedom."



English Australia

Scarnon?

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A very shortened version of "What's going on?", used in the way of asking someone what they're up to or how they are.

"Hey Gaz, scarnon mate? Been busy?"

"Hello Gary, what's going on? Have you been busy?"

Confirmed by 3 people



Dutch Netherlands

balen

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • A verb used for a feeling that is somewhere between being bummed and upset and feeling frustrated, usually about a situation that can not be changed.

"Ik baal er nog steeds van dat mijn bruiloft niet door kon gaan in verband met Corona."

"I am still bummed/frustrated that my wedding couldn't go through because of Corona."



syn

English United States

it’s been a minute

Expression USED On Occasion BY Millenials

It’s been a while, it’s been a long time, it has not happened recently

"It’s been a minute since I’ve seen my coworkers in person. The office has been closed for over a year. "

Confirmed by 4 people



Hungarian Hungary

ABC

Acronym USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Commonly used expression for grocery stores in Hungary.

"Van itt a sarkon egy ABC, menjünk, vegyünk egy kis tejet."

"There is an ABC around the corner, let's go and buy some milk."



Czech Czechia

padají trakaře

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY everybody

( wheelbarrows are falling) • This phrase means that it is raining a lot, it is also used when there is a storm outside.

"Nechoď dnes ven, padají trakaře!"

"Don't go outside today, the wheelbarrows are falling!"

Confirmed by 3 people



Polish Poland

na bank

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everybody

(for a bank) • Used to express certainty. An idiomatic equivalent to the English "for sure". Can also be used sarcastically.

"Czy będziesz dzisiaj na przyjęciu?" "Na bank!"

"Are you coming to today's party?" "for a bank!"

Confirmed by 2 people



Polish Poland

strzelać

Slang USED On Occasion BY Students

(to shoot) • A verb describing not knowing the answer in a multi-choice assignment but choosing one anyways.

"Nie uczyłem się na sprawdzian, więc strzelałem."

"I didn't study for the exam, so I was shooting."

Confirmed by 3 people



Spanish Spain

plantar un pino

Slang USED Frequently BY Most People

(to plant a pine ) • It's a very colloquial way to say that you're going to the bathroom to poop.

"Voy a plantar un pino, puede que tarde un poco en salir de casa."

"I'm going to plant a pine - I may take a while to leave my house."



Spanish Chile

pato malo

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(bad duck ) • Bad person, sometimes is used for vulgars or people who did bad things.

"Are you watching this vulgar? He's a bad duck."

"Estás viendo a ese ladrón? Es un pato malo."



alt

Italian Italy

Ti attacchi al cazzo e tiri

Slang USED Frequently BY people aged 20-50

(Grab the dick and pull) • When someone wants to do something impossible and another person replies this intending that there is no solution.

"Volevo prendere il pullman ma è già passato..." "Ti attacchi al cazzo e tiri."

"I wanted to take the bus but it's already gone..." "Grab the dick and pull."

Confirmed by 2 people



Spanish Spanish speaking countries

rizar el rizo

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to curl the curl) • To make something more complicated than it should be / to add something really unnecessary.

"Le iba a poner flecos a las mangas de mi chaqueta, pero me parecía mucho rizar el rizo"

"I was going to put fringe on the sleeves of my jacket, but I thought it was curling the curl"

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

Spanish Argentina

yuta

Slang USED Frequently BY Teens, criminals, people who are bothered by police being around

(n.) • Word for the police. Usually used by people who dislike the police in general or dislike the fact that the police is near them.

"Guardá el porro que ahí viene la yuta"

"Put away your blunt, pigs (cops) are coming"



Portuguese Brazil

tirar o cavalinho da chuva

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(to take the little horse off the rain) • When someone should not get their hopes up.

"Mãe, posso jogar videogame?" "Pode tirar o cavalinho da chuva porque você precisa estudar pra prova."

"Mom, can I play videogame?" "You can take the little horse off the rain because you need to study for the test."



English United Kingdom

wicked

Slang USED On Occasion BY People Over 30

(evil) • Another word for cool, awesome, great, amazing or fun

"What did you think of the rollercoaster?" "It was wicked!"

"What did you think of the rollercoaster?" "It was great!"

Confirmed by 6 people



Dutch Netherlands

vlees noch vis

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(neither meat nor fish) • When something or someone is neither one nor the other, doesn’t belong to anything specific.

“Deze publicatie is vlees nog vis, is het dagboek of een autobiografie? “

"This publication is neither meat nor fish, is it a dairy or an autobiography?"

Confirmed by 2 people



Dutch Netherlands

feest der herkenning

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(party of recognition) • An experience that is enjoyable because it evokes a feeling of recognition.

"Ik vond vorige week al mijn oude LP's. Ik heb ze meteen opgezet, en het was echt een feest der herkenning."

"I found all my old LPs last week. I put them on immediately, and it was a real party of recognition."



French France

tout ça pour ça

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(all of this for this) • Used when you have put much effort into something and are disappointed of the outcome.

"J'ai révisé toute la semaine pour cet examen et je n'ai eu que 8 !" "Tout ça pour ça !"

"I studied the whole week for this exam and I only got an 8!" "All of this for this!"

Confirmed by 2 people



alt

Dutch Netherlands

bomvol

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

When something is very full (as if it were about to explode).

"Mijn inbox is echt bomvol."

"My inbox is bomb full."

Confirmed by 2 people



Polish Poland

obiecywać komuś gruszki na wierzbie

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everybody can use it

(to promise someone pears on the willow) • When you promise something that is not possible / to make empty promises.

"Prezydent obiecywał gruszki na wierzbie, byleby tylko wygrać wybory."

"The president promised the pears on the willow to win the elections."

Confirmed by 2 people



Spanish Spain

llamar a Juan/a Braulio

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to call Juan/Braulio) • To vomit.

"No se encuentra bien, se ha ido a llamar a Braulio."

"He doesn't feel alright, he went to call Braulio."



Polish Poland

zmienić płytę

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to change the record) • it's used when one's run out of patience and got fed up with hearing the same, usually negative thing, and want the other person to stop saying whatever it is they were saying

"Marcel wczoraj zszedł się z Aurelią, jak nic niedługo znowu zerwą, kto by tam z nim wytrzymał..." "Zmień płytę, dobra? Wiem, że im nie kibicujesz, ale Marcel to mój przyjaciel, więc zachowaj to dla siebie, z łaski swojej!"

"Marcel got together with Aurelia yesterday, I bet they're going to break up again soon tho, I mean, who would put up with him..." "Change the record, will ya? I know you're not rooting for them, but Marcel is my friend, so be so kind and keep it to yourself!"



Dutch Netherlands

als Pasen en Pinksteren op één dag vallen

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

(when Easter and Pentecost fall on the same day) • Used to say that something will never happen.

"Mama, wanneer krijg ik een PlayStation?" "Als Pasen en Pinksteren op één dag vallen."

"Mom, when do I get a PlayStation?" "When Easter and Pentecost fall on the same day."



German Germany

erdbeerwoche

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Young people who menstruate

(strawberry week) • To have one’s ‘strawberry week’ means that one is currently menstruating.

“Ich möchte heute nicht mitkommen, mir geht’s heute nicht so gut.” “Oh, was ist los?” “Erdbeerwoche.”

“I don’t want to come with today, I’m not feeling well.” “Oh, what’s up?” “Strawberry week.”

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

alt

Moroccan Darija Morocco

Haq Sh'har

Reference USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(the right of the month) • Euphemism for menstruation.

"Jaha Haq Sh'har mskina."

"Poor thing, she's on her period."



alt

French | Québécois Québec, Canada

tomber dans sa semaine

Expression USED Very frequently BY Usually younger people

(to fall in one's week) • Used as a euphemism to mean “starting your period”.

“As-tu un tampon? Je viens de tomber dans ma semaine.”

“Do you have a tampon? I just fell in my week.”



ety

Italian Italy

tirare i piedi

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(to pull one's feet) • To bring bad luck.

"Non ti preoccupare, l'esame sarà andato sicuramente bene." "Non tirarmi i piedi!"

"Dont worry, you surely did great in the exam." "Don't pull my feet!"



alt

Spanish Argentina

me chorrea el bife

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Young People

(my steak drips) • Used to say that you or someone else is menstruating.

"¡Hola! ¿Quieres salir esta noche?" "No puedo, me chorrea el bife"

"Hi! Do you want to go out tonight?" "I can't, my steak drips"

Confirmed by 3 people



Italian Tuscany, especially in Florence and Livorno, Italy

il marchese

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(the marquis) • Used to indicate menstruation in some parts of Tuscany. It is actually "the red marquis", literally "the marquis dressed in red". It is used with the metaphor of a visit.

"Non mi va di andare a nuotare oggi, c'ho il marchese." "Il marchese doveva venire già da un po', mi inizio a preoccupare."

"Sorry I don't feel like swimming today, I have the marquis." "The marquis was supposed to visit but he didn't, I'm starting to worry."

Confirmed by 2 people



ety

French French speaking countries

avoir ses ragnagnas

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used informally to refer to menstruation.

"J’ai mes ragnagnas."

"I’m on my period."

Confirmed by 2 people



Slovenian Slovenia

teta s Krvavca

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(aunt from Krvavec) • It is an euphemism for period. Krvavec is a slovene mountain; krvav means bloody.

"Že dolgo me ni obiskala teta s Krvavca."

"My aunt from Krvavec hasn't visited me in a long time."



syn

Hungarian Hungary

megjött a Mikulás

Slang USED Very frequently BY anyone

(Santa has arrived) • it is a euphemism for the starting of one's period

"Miért nem jössz úszni? Megjött a Mikulás?"

"Why aren't you coming to swim? Has Santa arrived?"



Italian Italy

ho le mie cose

Expression USED Very frequently BY Women

(I have my things) • It litterally means 'I have my things' and it refers to the menstrual period.

"Lasciami stare che ho le mie cose."

"Let me be, I have my things."

Confirmed by 3 people



Spanish Mexico

Se me está descongelando el bistec

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(My steak is defrosting) • It's a way to indicate that someone is menstruating. You say this because when you defrost a steak (or any piece of meat) there's blood coming out of it.

"Hoy no iré a clase de natación porque se me está descongelando el bistec."

"I won't be on swimming class today because my steak is defrosting."

Confirmed by 2 people



æ

Romanian Transylvania, Romania

No bine!

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(No good! ) • It is used to express a variety of answers like "yes", "no", "maybe", "I don't know", "no way", "obviously", "I don't care", etc. We can tell what the other person wants to express according to the context. This expression mostly in Transylvania.

"Ești sigur că pe aici ajungem la Bran?" "No bine!"

"Are you sure that this is the right road to Bran?" "No good!"



Portuguese Portugal

miúfa

Slang USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

A slang for saying you're really scared.

"Vá, entra! Então, estás com miúfa?"

"Come on, come in! What's going on, are you with miúfa?"



Spanish Madrid, Spain

Pues espera sentado y llévate un bocadillo

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(Sit waiting and pack a sandwich) • It's often used when wanting to say "don't wait around" or "you'll be waiting a while."

"Llamé al director del hotel, pero no respondió." "Pues espera sentado y llévate un bocadillo!"

"I called the hotel manager, but he didn't pick up." "Better sit down and pack a sandwich."



alt

Serbian Serbia

možeš na hleb da ga namažeš

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(you could spread him on bread) • Someone that is too nice and sometimes even easily manipulated.

''He is so nice, you could spread him on bread.''

''Toliko je dobar, možeš na hleb da ga namažeš.''



Croatian Croatia

nije mi bilo ni u peti

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(it wasn't even in my heel) • I really didn't see this coming; no one could have predicted it.

It wasn't even in my heel that the whole world would be in lockdown.

Nije mi bilo ni u peti da će cijeli svijet biti u lockdown-u.



Spanish Mexico

feria

Slang USED Very frequently BY Young People

A synonym for money.

"Eh güey, vamos por algo de comer." "Lo siento, no traigo nada de feria."

"Hey man, let's go grab something to eat." "Sorry, I don't have any money."



syn

Polish Poland

pogoda pod psem

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Everyone

(the weather under the dog) • Very bad weather

"I stayed at home yesterday, the weather was under the dog."

"Zostałam wczoraj w domu, pogoda była pod psem."



Norwegian Norway

harrytur

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People, adults

A word used to refer to when Norwegians travel to Sweden, mainly to buy cheaper food and alcohol.

"Skal vi dra på harrytur?" "Ja, vi kan dra til helga."

"Could we to on a harrytur?" "Yes, we can go this weekend."



English United Kingdom

they couldn't lie straight in bed

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

The person referred to is very dishonest and is unable to tell the truth in any context.

"Boris Johnson couldn't lie straight in bed."

Confirmed by 3 people



French France

schlass

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(adj.) • A word originated from German and used by some French speakers, used when someone has reached a level of great fatigue or exhaustion.

"Quelle journée !" "Ouais, je suis complètement schlass."

"What a day!" "Yeah, I'm completely schlass."



Dutch Flanders, Belgium

goesting

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

When you are in the mood for something to eat or drink, sometimes for something specific, sometimes for food in general. Could also be used in an explicit sense.

"Ik heb goesting in een goei stuk chocolat."

"I am in the mood for a big piece of chocolate."

Confirmed by 3 people



Slovak Slovakia

máš doma otroka?

Expression USED On Occasion BY Family, friends, teachers...

(do you have a slave at home?) • This is what you shout after someone (like a sibling or friend) didn't close the door when they should have.

"Máš doma otroka? Zavri tie dvere!"

"Do you have a slave at home? Close that door!"



Italian Italy

coda di paglia

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(straw-made tail) • Used when someone is upset for not having a clear conscience and is scared to be exposed.

"Non ho mangiato io i biscotti!" "Non ti ho accusato, hai la coda di paglia?"

"I didn't eat the cookies!" "I didn't blame you, do you have a straw-made tail?"

Confirmed by 5 people



syn

Azerbaijani Azerbaijan

toydan sonra nağara

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(drum after the wedding) • An action that comes too late.

Lalə: "Axşam ona mesaj yazdım ki, bəlkə sevişmək istəyər, 6 saatdan sonra cavab yazdı mənə..." Günel: "Dəhşət... Həmişə olduğu kimi toydan sonra nağara..."

Lalə: "I texted him last night to hook up and he responded after 6 hours..." Günel: "Pfff... As always. Drum after the wedding..."



syn

Azerbaijani Azerbaijan

tüpürdüyünü yalamaq

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(lick your own spit) • To take back something you have said or admit something is not true. Eat your words.

"Yadındadı, o gün deyirdi otelimizə gələn olmayacaq bugün. Bax gör indi nə qədər adam gəlib. Yaladı da tüpürdüyünü!"

"Remember how he was saying that no one will stay at our hotel today? Look how many people arrived! Now he will lick his own spit."



alt

English United States

comb over

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

A bald man combing the rest of his hair over his bald spot.

"Look at that - Max has a serious comb over."

Confirmed by 5 people



French French speaking countries

Je m’en bats les couilles.

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

(I beat my balls about it.) • Used to say that you don't care at all about something. You don't give a damn.

"Je m’en bats les couilles de ces restrictions corona, je vais faire la fête dans tous les cas !"

"I beat my balls about the corona restrictions , I will party anyways!"



Dutch Netherlands

ver te zoeken

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

(far to seek) • When something is not present.

“De motivatie is weer ver te zoeken vandaag.”

“The motivation to study is far to seek today.”

Confirmed by 5 people



Swedish Sweden

palla

Slang USED Frequently BY Some people

To have the energy to do something or to want to do something. Often used by teenagers with negation as a way to tell someone that you don't feel like doing something.

"Jag pallar inte gå till skolan."

"I dont want to go to school"/"I dont have the energy to go to school."



alt

French | French Canadian Québec, Canada

Saint-Clin-Clin-des-Meuh-Meuh

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(n.) • It is used to refer to a remote location, most often than not, a far away village, "in the middle of nowhere", because in Québec, a lot of small villages are named "Saint-(something)".

"Mon cousin habite à Saint-Clin-Clin-des-Meuh-Meuh."

"My cousin lives In-the-middle-of-nowhere."



French | Joual Québec, Canada

siffleux

Word USED On Occasion BY Older Generations, Countryside people

(n.) • (whistler) • Used to refer to a groundhog, mostly because of the sounds they make when angry (that sounds like a sharp whistle).

"J'ai fini par attraper le siffleux qui détruisait mon jardin !"

"I finally caught the whistler that was destroying my garden!"



syn

Spanish Guatemala

donde Judas dejó el caite

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(where Judas left his sandal) • Used to indicate a place very far away.

"Él vive hasta donde Judas dejó el caite."

"He lives where Judas left his sandal."



French France

Pétaouchnok

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Used to talk about a far away and/or unknown place.

"Il est parti à Pétaouchnok."

"He went to Pétaouchnok."

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

Portuguese Portugal

cu de Judas

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(Juda's ass ) • A remote place, far away, in the end of the world.

“Mas onde fica? Nem imaginas, no cu de Judas.”

“But where is it? You cannot imagine, in Judas’s ass.”

Confirmed by 3 people



syn

Spanish Puerto Rico

jurutungo

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

A far away place, often isolated.

“¡Diablos! ¡Eso queda en el jurutungo!” “Tú vives en el jurutungo.”

“Damn! That’s very far away!” “You live too far away.”



Bulgarian Bulgaria

На гъза на географията

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(On the butthole of geography) • A faraway place.

- Къде се намира остров Токелау? - Откъде да знам?! Някъде на гъза на географията

- Where is Tokelau island located? - How am I supposed to know?! Somewhere on the butthole of geography.



syn

alt

æ

Serbian Serbia

rušiti sneška

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(to tear down the snowman) • It means to disappoint someone by telling them the truth or the opposite of what they would like to hear.

''Nadam se da će profesor odložiti test ako ga lepo zamolimo." " Ne bih da ti rušim sneška, ali nema šanse! "

"I hope the professor will reschedule the test if we ask him nicely." "I hate to tear down your snowman, but no way that's gonna happen!"



syn

Dutch Belgium

het hol van Pluto

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(the ass of pluto) • Literally 'In the ass of Pluto' It means in the middle of nowhere

"Hij woont echt in het hol van Pluto!"

"He really lives in the ass of Pluto!"

Confirmed by 3 people



Serbian Serbia

pičkovac

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Adults

Pičkovac arises from the word pička which means pussy. Pičkovac indicates a faraway place or a place that is hard to reach.

''Ma on dolazi iz pičkovca, čekaćemo ga još.''

''He is coming from pičkovac, we will wait for him more.''



French French speaking countries

le trou du cul du monde

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(the asshole of the world) • Used to talk about a very remote place. The middle of nowhere.

"La ville la plus proche est à 20 kilomètres, c'est le trou du cul du monde."

"The closest town is 20 kilometres from here. It's the asshole of the world."



ety

Dutch Belgium

Verwegistan

Reference USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

A name for an obscure, far away country in your language.

"Ik weet niet exact waar deze gebeurtenis plaatsvond, ergens in Verwegistan."

"I don't know exactly where this event happened, somewhere in Verwegistan"

Confirmed by 2 people



ety

English Canada

fits like a gunny sack

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

Expression used to describe how poorly a garment fits to the body of the person wearing it.

"What do you think of my dress?" "Sorry but it fits like a gunny sack."



English Canada

fits like a glove

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It is a standard and frequently used way to say that something fits extremely well.

"That's a beautiful jacket and it fits him like a glove."

Confirmed by 6 people



syn

Dutch Netherlands

iets door de vingers zien

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(seeing something through the fingers) • Allowing something when you shouldn't. It's about pretending not to see something, when you actually do see it: covering your eyes but actually looking through your fingers.

"Mark heeft zijn huiswerk niet gemaakt, maar ik zie het door de vingers omdat hij het al zo druk heeft."

"Mark didn't do his homework, but I'll see it through the fingers as he's already so busy."

Confirmed by 4 people



Slovak Slovakia

vylez mi na hrb

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(climb on my humpback) • "vylez mi na hrb" means "f*** you/piss off/i don't care..."

"Nevyniesol si smeti...Zase!" "Vylez mi na hrb!"

"You did not take out the trash...Again!" "Climb on my humpback!"



æ

Slovak Slovakia

neťahaj ma za nos

Idiom USED Frequently BY Most People

(don't pull my nose) • "neťahaj ma za nos" means "don't mess with me/don't lie to me"

"Chlapci nemajú radi keď ich dievčatá ťahajú za nos"

"Boys don't like when girls pull their noses"



alt

æ

Slovak Slovakia

mám toho plné zuby

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(my teeth are full of it) • "mám toho plné zuby" means "I'm sick of it"

"Správaš sa ku mne ako k dieťaťu" "Mám toho plné zuby!"

"You treat me like a child." "My teeth are full of it!"



Italian Italy

non avere fegato

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to not have liver) • This expression is used when someone shows fear and it simply means to be afraid of something.

"Martina non si tufferebbe mai da quella roccia: non ha fegato!" "Ci vuole fegato per tuffarsi da quella roccia!"

"Martina would never dive from that rock: she has no liver! "It takes liver to dive from that rock!"

Confirmed by 3 people



Portuguese Brazil

enfiar o pé na jaca

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(to stick your foot in the jackfruit) • It's used in moments when someone drinks too much alcohol or eats too much junk food. Generally used when someone goes beyond their limits.

"Depois de uma semana de dieta, ele acabou enfiando o pé na jaca no sábado"

"After a week on a diet, he ended up sticking his foot in the jackfruit on Saturday"

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

French France

passer comme une lettre à la poste

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some

(to fit like a letter in the letterbox) • Used to describe a situation where everything goes smoothly or as planned. To go off without a hitch.

"J'ai été obligé d'expliquer pourquoi je n'étais pas en classe hier." "Et ?" "Mon histoire est passée comme une lettre à la poste"

"I had to explain why I did not attend class yesterday" "And?" "My story fit like a letter in the letterbox"

Confirmed by 2 people



Italian Italy

Ci sta come i cavoli a merenda

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It fits like cabbages as a snack ) • Something doesn’t fit or match at all.

"Che ne pensi di questa borsa con queste scarpe?" "No amo, ci sta come i cavoli a merenda,"

"How about this bag with these shoes?" "No honey, it's like having cabbages as a snack."

Confirmed by 2 people



French France

Ça rentre comme papa dans maman.

Expression USED Frequently BY Young and middle-aged people

(It fits like daddy in mommy.) • To fit like a glove.

"- T'as pu rentrer la voiture dans le garage ? - Ouais, elle est rentrée comme papa dans maman."

"- Did the car fit in the garage? - Yeah, it fits like daddy in mommy."

Confirmed by 2 people



Romanian Romania

A se potrivi ca nuca în perete

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(To fit like a nut in the wall) • This expression is used to refer to something that does not fit at all.

"Do you like my new outfit?" "It fits like a nut in the wall."

"Îți place ținuta mea?" "Se potrivește ca nuca în perete."



ety

Polish Poland

wihajster

Word USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Used to refer to an object - usually a small one - which name one has forgotten, does not know or when the name is not important at the moment of speaking. Similar to "thingy".

"Co jest z tym radiem?" "A, taki wihajster się ułamał i nie działa."

"What's with this radio?" "Ah, a wihajster broke off and it doesn't work."

Confirmed by 2 people



Portuguese Minas Gerais, Brazil

trem

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(train) • Literally means "train", but is used as "thing", "stuff"

"Ê trem bom!"

"What a nice train!"

Confirmed by 2 people



Polish Poland

zrobić coś na kolanie

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to do something on a knee) • To do something the very last minute, without much care, messily.

"Jak zwykle robisz pracę domową na kolanie!"

"As always, you’re doing your homework on a knee!"



syn

Spanish | Cucuteño Norte de Santander, Colombia

toche

Expression USED Frequently BY People from the border between Colombia and Venezuela

It's a expression you use when someone does or says something dumb. It's also the name of a famous bird of the region.

“Ella pensó que Nueva York es la capital de Canadá, qué toche."

“She thought that New York is the capital of Canada, what a toche."



alt

Spanish Mexico

perro oso

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

(dog bear) • Expresses a huge embarrassement. "Dog" is used as quantity, and "bear" as an embarrassing situation or event. Can also be used to express second-hand embarrassment.

"Estaba criticando a mis suegros a sus espaldas y me escucharon. ¡Perro oso!"

"I was bad-mouthing my in-laws behind their backs and they heard me. What a dog bear! "



Italian Italy

Chi ha i denti non ha il pane e chi ha il pane non ha i denti

Proverb USED On Rare Occasion BY Everyone

(Who has teeth has no bread and who has bread has no teeth) • It means that some people have talents and ambitions but no opportunity to realise them and some others have means (usually financial resources) but no aspirations to realise. It is used both to feel sorry for a talented person who can't afford what they want and to criticise a person who has occasions that they don't deserve.

"Maria parla benissimo l'inglese ma non più permettersi il viaggio a Londra, quindi il suo posto verrà preso da Marco, che non parla una parola di inglese. È proprio vero che chi ha i denti non ha il pane e chi ha il pane non ha i denti!"

"Maria speaks English very well, but she can't afford the trip to London, so her place will be taken by Marco, who doesn't speak a word of English. It is true that who has teeth has no bread and who has bread has no teeth!"

Confirmed by 3 people



English dialect East Anglia and Essex, England

shanny

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

Shanny means scatter-brained or foolish. It is equivalent to 'duzzy' and 'diddy', other Norfolk dialect words meaning silly or foolish.

"That new friend o' yarn, she be a shanny sort of flart."

"Your new friend is a scatter-brained fool."



alt

Spanish Mexico

No pela un chango ni a mordidas

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(He/she doesn't peel a monkey even by bites) • It refers to a person not able to perform a simple task. A person who is useless, futile, or dead loss.

"Le estoy diciendo a Joel cómo preparar un lonche y sigue sin entender." "Él nomás no pela un chango ni a mordidas."

"I am telling Joel how to make a sandwich and he still doesn't understand" "He just doesn't peel a monkey even by bites."



Italian Italy

buono come il pane

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(as good as bread) • Literally "as good as bread", translates into "as good as gold".

"Quel ragazzo è buono come il pane!"

"That guy is as good as bread!"

Confirmed by 3 people



French France

avoir une araignée au plafond

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Everyone

(to have a spider on the ceiling) • Describes someone who is not the brightest or someone crazy. If a spider has the space to make a net inside your head, it is not a good sign, as the spider lives in a room that is not used a lot.

"N'écoute pas ce mec, il a une araignée au plafond." "Ton pote est un peu bizarre, il doit avoir une araignée au plafond."

"Don't listen to this guy, he has a spider on the ceiling." "Your mate is a bit weird, he must have a spider on the ceiling."

Confirmed by 2 people



French French speaking countries

ne pas avoir la lumière à tous les étages

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(not have light at every floor) • Used to talk about someone who does not think before acting and does weird things. Someone who is not very smart (i.e. dumb).

"Regarde cet homme qui court nu dans la rue !" "Oh.. Il n'a pas la lumière à tous les étages celui-là !"

"Look at this man, he is running naked in the street!" "Oh.. This one does not have light at every floor!"



French French speaking countries

Ce n'est pas le couteau le plus aiguisé du tiroir.

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(It is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.) • It means that you are not really smart but it is said in a funny way.

" - Je n'ai pas réussi à faire cet exercice. - Tu n'es vraiment pas le couteau le plus aiguisé du tiroir..."

"I did not manage to do this exercise. - You are definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer..."



Italian Italy

zuccone

Reference USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(big pumpkin) • This is what adults say to children when they don't to understand something.

"Un'altra insufficienza! Sei proprio uno zuccone a scuola eh!"

"Another failing mark! You really are a big pumpkin at school huh!"

Confirmed by 2 people



alt

French French speaking countries

Ce n’est pas une lumière.

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(He/she is not a light.) • Used to say that a person is not smart. It means the person is not “bright”, like a light.

"Amélie... Ce n’est pas une lumière."

"Amélie... She is not a light."



Italian Italy

stare con le mani in mano

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to be with hands in hand) • It corresponds to the English “to sit on someone’s hands”. It’s used to refer to someone who isn’t doing anything, especially at the moment of speaking.

"Non posso starmene con le mani in mano mentre i cittadini protestano per le strade."

"I can’t stand with my hands in hand while the citizens are protesting in the streets,"

Confirmed by 7 people



syn

Spanish Chile

weon

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • In Chile, it is used as a very informal alternative for the word dude or friend (amigo) and, depending on the tone, it can also mean 'stupid' among several other meanings.

"Hola weon, cómo estai?"

"Hi dude, how's it going?"

Confirmed by 6 people



syn

English United States

reinventing the wheel

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

When someone discovers or creates something that already exists. Most often used when someone is wasting significant time or effort to create the thing in question.

"School committees should seek to improve upon existing methods, not reinvent the wheel every time they develop a new curriculum."

Confirmed by 9 people



French French speaking countries

donner sa langue au chat

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

Used when you have to guess something, but it is so hard that you give up and don't want to guess anymore. It comes from the fact that we used to confess our deepest secrets to cats. So they know a lot about everyone. To give your tongue to the cat is to admit that someone (i.e. the cat) knows something that you don't know.

" - Devine qui vient à la soirée ce soir ? - Louis ! - Non. - Walid ! - Non. - Ok, je donne ma langue au chat."

" - Guess who's coming at the party tonight? - Louis! - No. - Walid! - No. - Ok, I give my tongue to the cat."



Spanish Bogotá, Colombia

más falso que una moneda de cuero

Expression USED Frequently BY People older than 30

(faker than a leather coin) • 1) Someone who isn't genuine, who pretends to be something else. 2) When an object seems to be or is actually fake.

1) "Juan es más falso que una moneda de cuero. No le creo." 2) "Ese perfume no es Chanel, es más falso que una moneda de cuero."

1) "John is faker than leather coin, I don't trust him." 2) "That perfume isn't Chanel, it's faker than a leather coin."



German German speaking countries

jemand hat nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank

Expression USED Frequently BY Everybody

(someone doesn't have all cups in the cupboard) • When you want to tell someone that they are mad/crazy/insane.

''Ich habe meinem Mann verziehen, obwohl er mich zweimal betrogen hat.'' "Was? Hast du nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank?"

''I have forgiven my husband even though he cheated on me twice.'' ''What? Don't you have all cups in the cupboard?''

Confirmed by 2 people



Spanish Mexico

tú di rana y yo salto

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

(say frog and I'll jump) • Means thar you are eager to fulfill a request or follow an order.

"¿Puedes ayudarme con algo?" "Claro, tú di rana y yo salto."

"Can you help me with something?" "Sure, just say frog and I'll jump."



alt

Italian Italy

Il bue che chiama cornuto l'asino

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(The ox calling the donkey horned) • It can be said to someone who accuses someone else when they're not innocent in the first place. For example - not being able to keep a secret and accusing someone else of being untrustworthy.

"Non sai mantenere un segreto!" "Io?! Tu hai rivelato i miei segreti a tutti. Addirittura, il bue che chiama cornuto l'asino."

"You cannot keep a secret!" "Me?! You told my secrets to everyone. The ox calling the donkey horned."

Confirmed by 3 people



German German speaking countries

nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank haben

Expression USED On Occasion BY Elderly people, Baby Boomers, Hipsters, People who make fun of it

(not to have all cups in the cupboard anymore) • to be or do something crazy or out of your mind It’s the english equivalent of having a screw loose.

„Du bist bei Rot über die Kreuzung gefahren? Du hast ja nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank!“

„You ran over a red traffic light? You don‘t have cups in your cabinet!“



syn

Polish Poland

bułka z masłem

Expression USED Very frequently BY Most People

(bread roll with butter ) • Used to describe something that can be or should be done effortlessly and with ease .

"Twoim zadaniem jest zrobienie plakatu". "Bułka z masłem".

"Your task is to make a poster". "Bread roll with butter".

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

Dutch Netherlands

appeltje-eitje

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(little apple - little egg) • When something's really easy, it is 'appeltje eitje'!

"Was het examen moeilijk?" "Nee, het was appeltje-eitje! Ik was heel snel klaar."

"Was the exam difficult?" "No, it was little apple - little egg! I was done really quick."

Confirmed by 4 people



English Midwest, United States

bread and butter

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

“Bread and butter” means someone’s livelihood or how they make a living. It’s always used together, in this order, and as a singular noun.

“Tourism is the bread and butter of many island countries.” “Did you grow up on a farm?” “Yeah, it was our bread and butter.”

Confirmed by 3 people



Portuguese Portugal

nabo

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(turnip) • Used for someone who's clumsy or can't do anything.

"Ele é um nabo."

"He's a turnip."

Confirmed by 2 people



alt

French France

avoir le QI d'une huître

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to have the IQ of an oyster ) • Used to say that someone is really stupid, that someone has no brain.

"Elle est vraiment débile, elle a le QI d'une huître !"

"She's so dumb, she has the IQ of an oyster !"

Confirmed by 7 people



syn

alt

Trinidadian Creole English Trinidad and Tobago

dis rel lash

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everybody

This expression is used in an exclamatory way, as a form of praise for delicious food.

"Dis food rel lash boy!"

"Man, this food is so, so good!"

Confirmed by 2 people



Spanish Mexico

No vendes piñas

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(You don't sell pineapples) • It's used when you want someone to know that they're criticizing something that they're also doing. It's used to say someone it's being rude.

"Pero mira esa muchacha con ese vestido tan corto." "Pero tú no vendes piñas, mira el tuyo."

"But look at that girl with a short dress." "But you don't sell pineapples, look at yours."



æ

Italian Italy

finocchio

Slang USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(fennel) • The word literally means "fennel" but, if directed to men, it's an homophobic insult like "faggot".

"Luca è molto attraente, peccato che sia un finocchio."

"Luca is really good looking, too bad he's a fennel."

Confirmed by 5 people



Spanish Spain

ser la leche

Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

(to be the milk ) • To be cool. It can be used for both people or things.

"¡Eres la leche!" "¡Este juego es la leche!"

"You are the milk!" "This game is the milk!"

Confirmed by 3 people



syn

Spanish Guatemala

es un mango

Expression USED Frequently BY Women

(he's a mango) • In Guatemala we say "he's a mango" to a man who is really handsome.

"mira ese muchacho, es un mango."

"Look at that guy, he's a mango."



syn

Portuguese Brazil

vá plantar batatas

Idiom USED In the past BY Older Generations

(go plant potatoes) • It means “leave me alone!” or “go away!”

“Quer ficar comigo, gata?” “Não quero não! Vá plantar batatas!”

“Wanna hook up with me, sexy?” “No, I don’t want to! Go plant potatoes!”

Confirmed by 2 people



Italian Italy

broccolo

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Everyone

(broccoli ) • "Broccolo" is what you would call someone who is good for nothing and doesn't have any skills. Also someone who is stupid and dumb.

"Non ho parole... Sei un broccolo!"

"I'm speechless... You are a broccoli!"

Confirmed by 3 people



Spanish Ecuador

Calla, sancochoeverga

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(Shut up, you dicksoup) • Used to refer to someone who is talking nonsense. It can be used in many ways - jokingly, seriously, surprisedly, etc. "Calla" = shut up; "sancocho" = a soup made with fish and peanut; "(d)e" = of; "verga" = dick.

"Calla, sancochoeverga, tu parte de la presentación está mal, hazla otra vez."

"Shut up, you dicksoup, your part of the presentation is wrong, do it again."



Spanish Spain

membrillo

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(quince) • Someone who is a bit stupid and naive.

"No seas membrillo."

"Don't be stupid."

Confirmed by 2 people



Dutch Netherlands

natte tosti

Slang USED On Occasion BY Students

(n.) • (wet grilled cheese sandwich) • Slick frat boy who uses a lot of hair gel.

"Zie je die corpsbal met dat haar? Wat een natte tosti!"

"Do you see that frat boy with that haircut? What a wet grilled cheese sandwich!"

Confirmed by 3 people



Italian Italy

baccalà

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(salted codfish) • It's an insult used to address an incompetent and stupid person.

"È un baccalà, non è buono a niente!"

"He is a salted codfish, a good-for-nothing!"

Confirmed by 4 people



Spanish Uruguay

papa frita

Expression USED On Occasion BY Kids

(French fry) • It's used as a synonym of "silly", generally among kids.

"Sos un papa frita." "Juancito es tremendo papa frita."

"You're a French fry." "Juancito is such a French fry."



alt

Romanian Romania

Ești varză

Slang USED Frequently BY Everybody

(You're cabbage) • It's generally used to tell someone they suck when they dissapoint you.

"Nu știi să faci tema la mate? Ești varză!"

"You don't know how to do the maths homework? You're cabbage!"



alt

Italian | Sicilian Sicily, Italy

arancino coi piedi

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(footed arancino) • You can say this to someone very fat or who eats a lot, because an arancino is a very big fried food.

"Hai mangiato tutto ciò che avevo cucinato! Sei proprio un arancino coi piedi!"

"You ate everything I cooked! You are really a footed arancino!"

Confirmed by 3 people



Italian Italy

testa di rapa

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

It means something like "idiot" or "stupid" and it's used when someone doesn't understand something.

"Hai sbagliato tutto, sei una testa di rapa!"

"You did everything wrong, you turnip head!"

Confirmed by 7 people



Spanish Colombia

Coma mierda

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(Go eat shit) • Something you say when someone makes you very angry.

"Estoy muy enojado por lo que hizo. ¡Coma merda!"

"I'm very angry about what you did. Go eat shit!"



Portuguese Portugal

bom como o milho

Expression USED On Occasion BY Teens

(fine as corn) • Used to describe someone very attractive.

"Viste aquele rapaz a passar na rua? Bom como o milho."

"Did you see that guy crossing the street? Fine as corn."

Confirmed by 2 people



Italian Italy

testa di rapa

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(turnip head) • A mild way of telling someone they are not very bright, intelligent, or otherwise capable of understanding or doing. Similar to calling someone an idiot, just less offensive.

"Andrea è proprio una testa di rapa, si è di nuovo dimenticato i compiti!"

"Andrea really is a turnip head, he forgot his homework again!"

Confirmed by 5 people



syn

Swedish Sweden

tack och hej, leverpastej

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

(thanks and bye, liver paste) • Used as a fun way of saying “goodbye”. The Swedish version of “see you later, alligator”. Liver paste can be used as a spread on the traditional Swedish crispy bread. It was used in a famous Swedish children’s book.

"Det var allt för idag. Tack och hej, leverpastej!"

"That was all for today. Thanks and bye, liver paste!"



Catalan | Mallorquí Mallorca, Spain

mesclar ous amb caragols

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(mix eggs and snails ) • It doesn’t refer to a recipe - we use it during a conversation when many differents subjects are being mixed together and have no correlation to each other.

“Què dius ara? No mesclis ous amb caragols!”

“What are you talking about? Don’t mix eggs and snails!”



alt

æ

Spanish Occidental Regions, Bolivia

cojudo

Word USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • (not castrated) • A colloquial term for someone who acts naively or in a dumb way. It's used in informal conversations and can be used as an insult or with sarcasm as remark of a dumb answer of question.

"¡Este cojudo se va a matar por andar manejando moto sin casco!"

"This dumb one is going to kill himself for driving his motorcycle without a helmet!"



Polish Poland

orka na ugorze

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

(ploughing a fallow field) • An extremely tedious and unsatisfying task.

"Uczenie tego dziecka dobrych manier to orka na ugorze."

"Teaching this kid good manners is like ploughing a fallow field."



English United States

Miss. Rona

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

A colloquial and joking way to refer to COVID-19.

“Don’t forget your mask or else Miss. Rona will get you”

Confirmed by 2 people



Italian Italy

abbiocco

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

The sudden drowsiness and tiredness one feels soon after lunch.

"Ho mangiato troppo e mi viene da dormire perché ho l'abbiocco."

"I've eaten too much and now I'm feeling like sleeping because I'm having abbiocco."

Confirmed by 5 people



Portuguese Brazil

cada cachorro que lamba sua caceta

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(each dog that licks its own dick) • A way of saying "Everybody has their own problems". When someone is in trouble and you don't care.

"My parents constantly pick on me and punish me. I need help" "Each dog that licks its own dick"

"Meus pais estão constatmente me enchendo o saco e me punindo. Preciso de ajuda. "Cada cachorro que lamba sua caceta"



æ

Italian | Veneto Veneto, Italy

pesare i peri

Slang USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(weighing pears) • It is a dialectal form to describe when you are sleepy, with half-closed eyelids and cheeks hanging like pears.

"Come sta andando la conferenza? È interessante?" "No, è veramente noiosa, sono qui a pesare i peri!"

"How's the conference going? Is it interesting?" "No, it's really boring, I'm here weighing pears!"



Italian | Salentino Apulia, Italy

papagna

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

That sleepy feeling that you get after eating a good and abundant meal. The origin of the word comes from a infuse made of poppy, the flower, that gives you this sensation.

"Mamma mia che mangiata!" "Sì, me sta cala la papagna!"

"What a meal!" "Yeah, I can feel the papagna!"



Spanish Mexico

mal del puerco

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • (pig's disease) • It's the feeling of getting sleepy after a big meal.

"Comimos un chingo." "Sí, ya me dió el mal del puerco."

"We ate a lot." "Yes, it gave me the pig's disease."



Portuguese Brazil

do nada

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

(from the nothing) • "Do nada", in a free translation is equivalent to "out of the blue", is something very unexpected.

"Ela terminou comigo do nada."

"She broke up with me from the nothing"

Confirmed by 2 people



German German speaking countries

Meldemuschi

Slang USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

References to a person who likes to report everything to admins, cops etc.

"Waren wieder Meldemuschis unterwegs."

"Seems that there were reporterpussiess around."



Polish Poland

Emoji USED Very frequently BY Young People

This emoji is used instead of the red lightning that is Women's Strike logo. It was originally created in 2016 by graphic designer Ola Jasionowska, who says that it symbolizes a warning. “It says: watch out, beware, we won’t accept that women are being deprived of their basic rights,” Jasionowska explained.

#ToJestWojna⚡

#ThisIsWar⚡

Confirmed by 2 people



Polish Poland

***** ***

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(Fuck Law and Justice) • 8 stars stand for "Jebać PiS" which means "Fuck Law and Justice". The phrase has gained popularity when included into Taco Hemingway's "Polskie Tango" music video. Now it can be seen everywhere thanks to last protests in Poland (Women's Strike) eight stars are used on banners, posters etc.

"Nie mogę się doczekać, aż ten kraj znów będzie normalny ***** ***"

"I can't wait for this country to be normal again ***** ***"

Confirmed by 3 people



Polish Poland

walić konia

Slang USED On Occasion BY Mostly people not older than 25 years

(to bang the horse) • Slang for masturbating, the equivalent of the English "to jerk off"

"Najchętniej to byś tylko grał w gry i konia walił."

"You would like to do nothing, but to play games and to jerk off."

Confirmed by 2 people



English United Kingdom

cinnamon roll

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

(n.) • A positive, descriptive term for a person that is wholesome (ie kind, helpful, goes out of their way to support others, honest, perhaps sometimes a little naive or innocent). Rarely said to the person in question’s face but about them to others. Common in manga reader forums.

"I saw Christopher helping an old lady across the road this morning." "Aw Christopher is such a cinnamon roll!"

Confirmed by 6 people



alt

Spanish Colombia

gomelo

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • Someone rich or someone who wears expensive clothes, drives expensive cars, etc.

"Mi amigo dice que los gomelos son egocéntricos."

"Mi friend says that the gomelos are egocentric."



Dutch Netherlands

stofzuiger

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • (dust sucker) • A vacuum cleaner. Can also be used as a verb "stofzuigen" (dust sucking)

"Zeg buurvrouw, heb jij een stofzuiger die ik kan lenen?"

"Hey neighbour, do you have a dust sucker I could borrow?"

Confirmed by 4 people



Italian Italy

cadere dal pero

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to fall from the pear tree) • This expression is used when somebody has a sudden realisation of a fact or a negative aspect of their reality.

"È caduto dal pero quando ha saputo del loro divorzio!"

"He's fallen from the pear tree when he heard about their divorce!"

Confirmed by 5 people



Italian Italy

piantagrane

Name USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Troublemaker. Someone annoying, who is always objecting.

“Lui è proprio un piantagrane.” “Sì, odio lavorare con lui, crea solo problemi.”

“He really is a piantagrane.” “Yes, I hate working with him, he’s always causing problems.”

Confirmed by 5 people



syn

alt

English United Kingdom

not a foggy one

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

It’s an abbreviation of the phrase “I haven’t (got) a clue in the foggiest”. When you really have no idea why something has happened or the answer to a question. Saying “not a foggy one” can be used depending on the individuals choice of changing the original phrase, but it is always understood by other Brits when used.

“Do you remember which bus stop we’re supposed to get off at?” “Not a foggy one, mate. I’m just following everyone else!”

Confirmed by 3 people



English South East, United States

Bless your heart

Expression USED Frequently BY Mostly women in the Southern USA

To someone from outside it sounds like a compliment but it is really a polite way to say “you’re an idiot”. Can also be used at the end of a rude sentence to try to end the sentence on a “positive” note.

“Someone called saying I won a cruise and all I have to do is give them my bank information! Time for a trip!” “Oh honey, bless your heart”.

Confirmed by 2 people



syn

æ

Dutch Netherlands

broodnodig

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(adj.) • (bread necessary) • Something that is essential, absolutely necessary.

"Ik moet broodnodig een nieuwe baan vinden."

"I must bread necessary find a new job."

Confirmed by 5 people



Dutch Netherlands

onder vier ogen spreken

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to speak under four eyes) • Privately.

"Hey, kan ik jou even onder vier ogen spreken?"

"Hey, can I speak to you under four eyes?"

Confirmed by 4 people



Dutch Netherlands

voor hetere vuren gestaan hebben

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some people

(to have stood in front of hotter fires) • Used when you have been through worse or faced bigger problems in the past.

"Denk je dat je die hele pizza op kunt?" "Ja hoor, ik heb voor hetere vuren gestaan"

"Do you think you can finish the entire pizza?" "Sure, I have stood in front of hotter fires"