Im from Gabon, one of so many French speaking countries. Im studying in Germany so I speak also English and German.
French speaking countries
monter sur ses grands chevaux
(to ride on one's big horses) •
Getting angry quickly and reacting violently.
"Tu devrais réfléchir avant de monter sur tes grands chevaux."
"You should think before you get on your big horses."
Submitted December 2020 by stephanedds
Confirmed by 2 people
avoir les boules
(to have the balls) •
Used to say you're pissed off.
"J'ai vraiment les boules qu'il m'ai menti!"
"I'm really pissed that he lied to me."
Submitted August 2020 by stephanedds
Confirmed by 7 people
Job or work.
"Tu as fait du bon boulot!"
"You did a good job!"
Confirmed by 3 people
A cute name used by children or their parents to refer to a slight physical injury (scratch, cut, etc.).
"Je me suis fait un bobo au genou."
"I got a bobo on my knee."
Confirmed by 10 people
German speaking countries
jemandem die Daumen drücken
(to press someone's thumb) •
Used to wish good luck to someone, similar to "fingers crossed".
"Ich drücke dir die Daumen!"
''I'm going to press you the thumbs!''
ein Bock auf etwas haben
To be in the mood to do something. Can also be used in negative form - keinen Bock auf etwas haben (to not be in the mood for something).
"Ich habe Bock auf die Party zu gehen."