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guzik prawda!*

* button truth

Polish Poland

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Most People

An expression used when the speaker strongly disagrees with a statement.

"Pieniądze szczęścia nie dają." "Guzik prawda!"

"Money can't buy happiness." "Button truth!"


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Francja elegancja*

* France elegance

Polish Poland

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

Expression used to describe something extremely elegant and awe-inspiring. It can also be used sarcastically to describe something pretentious.

"Nawet ma swoje własne kino domowe. Francja elegancja!"

"He even has his own home theater. France elegance!"


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Janusz

Polish Poland

Name USED Frequently BY Young People

A male given name used as a pejorative name for a man meeting all the negative stereotypes of a Polish middle-aged man, usually pictured with a moustache, a beer belly, wearing socks and sandals. His favorite pastime is watching TV, drinking beer, and complaining about politics and the youth. The closest English equivalent is "boomer".

"Ciągle narzeka na tę dzisiejszą młodzież. To typowy Janusz."

"He's always complaining about kids these days. He's a typical Janusz."


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odkryć Amerykę*

* to discover America

Polish Poland

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) To say something obvious while being convinced that you were the first person to discover it.

"Dzisiaj mamy egzamin z historii!" "Odkryłeś Amerykę"

"We have a history exam today!" "You discovered America..."


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prędzej mi kaktus wyrośnie na głowie*

* sooner a cactus will grow on my head

Polish Poland

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

An expression used to describe something that's impossible to happen.

"Prędzej mi kaktus wyrośnie na głowie, zanim dojdę do siebie."

"Sooner a cactus will grow on my head before I get my stuff together."




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uszy do góry!*

* ears up!

Polish Poland

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

Expression used to tell somebody not to worry, because everything will be alright.

"Uszy do góry! Nadarzy się jeszcze szansa."

"Ears up! There'll be another chance."


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trzymam kciuki*

* I hold thumbs

Polish Poland

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

In Poland, we hold our thumbs instead of crossing our fingers to wish somebody good luck.

"Jutro mam egzamin ustny." "W takim razie trzymam kciuki!"

"I have an oral exam tomorrow." "In that case, I hold fingers!"


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twardy orzech do zgryzienia*

* a hard nut to bite

Polish Poland

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

An expression used to say that something's not easy, hard to solve or to understand

"Jego choroba to twardy orzech do zgryzienia. Nie wiem, co mu jest."

"His disease is a hard nut to bite. I don't know what's wrong with him."


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byczku*

* little bull

Polish Poland

Name USED Frequently BY Teenage Boys

(n.) This is the vocative of byczek, which is the diminutive of byk. It is used very often among friends, but can also be used sarcastically.

"Oj tak, byczku."

"Sure, little bull."


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spoko

Polish Poland

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) Expression of approval. It's a clipping of the word spokojnie (calmly). It can also be used as an adjective.

"Twoi rodzice wydają się całkiem spoko."

"Your parents seem pretty cool."


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czołem!*

* forehead!

Polish Poland

Interjection USED Frequently BY Older Generations

(n.) Goodbye or greeting word.

"Muszę już iść. Czołem wszystkim!"

"I gotta go. Forehead everyone!"


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myśleć o niebieskich migdałach*

* to think about blue almonds

Polish Poland

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

To think about unimportant things. It also means daydreaming.

"Tomek zawsze myśli o niebieskich migdałach podczas lekcji. Powinien się skupić!

"Tom always thinks about blue almonds during class. He should focus!"


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