French French speaking countries

se prendre un vent

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

(to take oneself a wind) • Used when someone is being ignored when saying something. "Vent" (= wind) stands for the sound it makes, so the only answer that the person gets. Sometimes, you can replace "vent" by "tornade", "tsunami", "ouragan", etc. which are stronger kinds of wind, so a stronger silence after one's words.

Personne 1 -"Ça vous dit de venir manger chez moi ce soir?" Personne 2 - Pas de réaction. Personne 3 (à personne 1) - "Tu viens de te prendre un de ces vents!"

Person 1 - "Would you like to come and eat at my place tonight?" Person 2 - No reaction. Person 3 (to person 1) - "You've just taken yourself one of those winds!"

Confirmed by 4 people

English United States

ride shotgun

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Young People

To ride in the front passenger seat of a vehicle. To ride shotgun is the goal of the game "calling shotgun", where people try to claim this front seat first. Possibly derived from film depictions of stagecoaches, where the person riding next to the driver would carry a shotgun.

"Riley rode shotgun the last time we drove to the park; now, it's my turn!"

Confirmed by 8 people

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."

Confirmed by 3 people


German | Swabian Baden-Württemberg , Germany


Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(adj.) • Something that is broken, not working.

"Des Audo isch hee. (Dieses Auto ist kaputt.)"

"The car is broken."


Indonesian Indonesia


Expression USED Frequently BY Young People

(dog) • The polite or soft way to say 'anjing' in Indonesian. It is used when someone is in surprised by something.

"Anjay, gue diterima ITB!" "Gue menang ML, anjay!"

"Dog, I got accepted into BIT!" "I won Mobile Legend, dog!"


Tagalog | Bisaya Philippines


Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(adj.) • In the Philippines, we use "jejemon" to refer to people, especially teenagers, who are fond of using symbols and unnecessary characters while texting messages, thus altering the clarity of the word formation as well as the meaning. For example: ',,h3l0wZ..' !! güD' m0rN¡ng' ,!! '

"Di ko maiintindihan ang post nya sa Facebook, isa syang jejemon."

"I can't understand her Facebook post, she's such a jejemon."

Confirmed by 2 people



French France


Name USED On Occasion BY Young People

It is a name used to refer to a stereotypical man, who is in love with his car and practices car tuning. Other characteritics would be wearing a mulet, watching football (and Pimp My Ride), drinking a lot of beer, calling his wife "mum", etc.

"Un mec qui pose à côté de sa voiture sur sa photo de profil, c'est clairement un jacky!"

"A guy posing next to his car on his profile pic is clearly a jacky!"

Confirmed by 4 people

German Germany

so ein Horst

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young People

(such a Horst) • Used as an insult for a stupid person. It’s not a really strong insult, but it shows how annoyed you are by that person. Horst is a male name.

"Hast du schon wieder vergessen, die Tür zuzumachen? Du bist so ein Horst."

"Did you forget to close the door again? You’re such a Horst."

Confirmed by 7 people



German Germany


Interjection USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • (crash bang wallop ) • A mess or some undefined collection of stuff.

"Ich habe heute mein Auto aufgeräumt und den ganzen Kladderadatsch, der da drin war endlich mal weggeschmissen."

"I tidied up my car today and finally threw away all the Kladderadatsch that was in there."

Confirmed by 6 people

French French speaking countries


Name USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used to describe adults in their late twenties still living at their parents'. It comes from the movie "Tanguy" by Étienne Chatiliez.

"Mon fils est un Tanguy: il a 35 ans ans, est célibataire et vit toujours chez moi. Je ne sais pas quoi faire pour qu'il parte vivre de lui-même!"

"My son is a Tanguy: he is 35, single and still lives at my house. I don't know what to do to make him go and live on his own!"

Confirmed by 4 people


Hebrew Israel


Slang USED In the past BY Almost Everyone

(Yoram) • A nerd, a dork.

"דוד יושב וקורא סטטיסטיקות של יוטיוב. הוא כזה יורם!"

"David sits and reads YouTube statistics. He's such a Yoram!"


French | Creole Reunion Island, France


Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • (ears) • In Reunion Island, France, a tourist (usually from the continent) is called a "zoreille", which is Reunion Creole for "oreilles" (ears), because tourists tend to put their hand to their ear to mean they don't understand the Creole language.

"C'est les vacances, il y à des zoreilles partout sur l'île."

"Here come the holidays, zoreilles are everywhere on the island."

Confirmed by 4 people

Dutch Netherlands

een haar schelen

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to differ a hair ) • When something is a very close call.

“Was je nog op tijd?” “Ja, maar het scheelde een haar.”

“Were you on time?” “Yes, but it differed a hair.”

Confirmed by 2 people

French France

En avant, Guingamp

Expression USED Frequently BY Adults

(interj.) • (Go on, Guingamp ) • Guingamp is a French town and famous football team. Their motto is "en avant, Guingamp!". We use it in French as a way of encouraging to get going.

"On fait quoi ce soir?" "Ça te dit de se faire un resto?" "Bah ouais, pourquoi pas." "Allez, en avant Guingamp!"

"What shall we do this evening?" "What about a restaurant?" "Hell, why not." "Go on, Guingamp!"

Confirmed by 3 people


Dutch Netherlands

Jan met de korte achternaam

Name USED On Occasion BY Some People

(John with the short last name) • "John with the short last name" is a less explicit way of saying "Jan Lul" (John Dick), and if you do something for him it means you are doing something that is pointless or with no result.

"Ik heb er drie uur staan wachten, maar bleek dat ik er stond voor Jan met de korte achternaam."

"I waited there for three hours, but it turned out that I was there for Jan with the short last name."


Dutch Netherlands


Name USED On Occasion BY Some People

(little Pete Precise) • Used for people who are very precise and detailed in what they do.

"Laat je vader even naar je essay kijken, hij is Pietje Precies."

"Let your father take a look at your essay, he is little Pete Precise."

Confirmed by 2 people

Danish Denmark

En Brian

Name USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • (A Brian) • A term for a boy or man who drives tuned cars, they're often bald and with a lot of tattoos, a bulldog, from a lower socio-economic group, probably unemployed or employed in the "handyman" field. Drinking beer.

''Jeg hørte den tunede bil køre forbi, føreren er vist en rigtig Brian.''

''I heard the tuned car pass by, the driver is probably a real Brian.''

Confirmed by 5 people

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...''

Romanian Romania

Nea Caisă

Name USED Frequently BY Middle Aged People

(Mister Apricot) • It's a generic name that's used when you don't remember a man's actual name.

"Chiuveta este înfundată, ar trebui să apelăm instalatorul." "Cunosc un tip, ah... Nea Caisă."

"The sink is clogged, we should call the plumber." "I know a guy, ah... Mister Apricot."


Italian Italy

piove a catinelle

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Typically used when it rains a lot.

"Ragazzi, sta proprio piovendo a catinelle!"

"Guys, it’s really raining cats and dogs!"

Confirmed by 7 people