French French speaking countries

quand les poules auront des dents

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(when chicken have teeth) • Used to express that something will never happen.

“Quand est-ce que j’aurai une augmentation?" "Quand les poules auront des dents !”

“When will I get a pay rise?" "When chicken will have teeth!”

Confirmed by 2 people

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Italian Italy

Non hai tutti i venerdì a posto

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(You don't have all your Fridays in place) • To be crazy or a bit odd.

"Ma cosa stai dicendo?! Tu non hai tutti i venerdì a posto."

"What are you saying?! You don't have all your Fridays in place."

Confirmed by 4 people

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Italian | Bolognese dialect Emilia Romagna, Italy

Aqua, pader, ca la tera la brusa!

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(Rain, Father, 'cause the earth is burning!) • Asking God to carry on raining because the soil is burning hot.

''Fa troppo caldo: aqua pader ca la tera la brusa!''

''It's too hot - rain, Father, 'cause the earth is burning!''

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Portuguese Brazil

filhinho de papai

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(daddy's little kid) • Someone who is spoiled and rich. It's used to refer to posh, bourgeois, cocky and pretentious people.

"Ele não sabe o que é trabalho, é um filhinho de papai."

"He doesn't know what's work, he's daddy's little kid."

Confirmed by 5 people

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Portuguese Brazil

estar na pindaíba

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To be miserable, in a penniless situation. It's used in a fun context.

"Esse mês eu estou na pindaíba."

"This month I'm penniless."

Confirmed by 3 people

Portuguese Brazil

bafafá

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • A discussion, a mess or a gossip. Something related to confusion, tension and rumours.

"Tá rolando o maior bafafá lá na feira."

"There's a huge bafafá happening in the market."

Confirmed by 3 people

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Portuguese Southwest, Minas Gerais, Brazil

custoso

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) • (costly, irksome) • It refers to a difficult person, someone who gives you a hard time or is high-maintenance. It's often used to refer to bratty, spoiled children.

"Mas que menino custoso!"

"What an irksome boy!"

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Spanish Argentina

Llueve a cántaros

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(It's raining in jugs) • It means that it's raining as heavy as if it's pouring from a vase.

¡Mira como está lloviendo a cántaros!

Look how it's raining in jugs!

Confirmed by 7 people

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Spanish Argentina

Caen soretes de punta

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

(Turds are falling on our heads) • Used to say that it is raining very heavily or it is pouring.

"Se largó a llover mal. Están cayendo soretes de punta."

"It started raining very heavily. Turds are falling on our heads."

Confirmed by 4 people

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Italian Italy

C’è il diluvio universale

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(There’s the Great Flood) • A biblical reference to say it’s pouring with rain.

"C’è il diluvio universale oggi, meglio non uscire."

"There’s the Great Flood today, we'd better not go out."

Confirmed by 9 people

Portuguese Portugal

chover a potes

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(to rain pots) • You use this expression when it is raining a lot; when it's pouring.

"Está a chover a potes!"

"It's raining pots!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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German | Baseldytsch Basel, Switzerland

es schifft

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

(it ships) • Meaning it is pouring rain.

"Ich chum nid, es schifft."

"I'm not coming, it is shipping."

Confirmed by 5 people

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Spanish Argentina

¡Chocolate por la noticia!

Expression USED Very frequently BY Adults

(Chocolate for the news!) • When someone makes an announcement thinking that it's new information, but it isn't.

"Resulta que Laura está saliendo con Marcos." "¡Chocolate por la noticia!"

"Turns out Laura is dating Marcos." "Chocolate for the news!"

Confirmed by 7 people

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Italian Italy

Vabbè

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It's the abbreviation of "va bene", literally "sure", "all right". It's also often used as a filler and it can be an expression of irritation, concession, resignation, admission, reluctance and more.

"Vabbè fai quel che ti pare!"

"Oh well do what you want then!"

Confirmed by 9 people

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Italian Italy

Piove come Dio la manda

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(It rains as God sends it) • When it’s pouring; it’s usually used when talking about the weather.

“Com’è il tempo?” “Piove come Dio la manda.”

“What’s the weather like?” “It’s raining as Gos sends it.”

Confirmed by 7 people

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French France

tomber des cordes

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to rain strings) • To rain heavily.

"Je ne sors pas aujourd'hui, il tombe des cordes."

"I am not going out today, it is raining strings."

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Spanish Caracas, Venezuela

Está cayendo un palo de agua

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(A stick of water is falling) • It is used to say that it's raining a lot.

"¡Por acá está cayendo un palo de agua!"

"Over here, a stick of water is falling!"

Confirmed by 4 people

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Spanish Spain

está lloviendo a mares

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(it is raining seas) • It is raining heavily.

"Voy a la tienda." "Asegúrate de llevar un paraguas, está lloviendo a mares."

"I'm going to the corner shop." "Make sure you take an umbrella, it is raining seas."

Confirmed by 4 people

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Italian | Venetian Veneto, Italy

man de puina

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(cottage-cheese hand) • Exclamation used to slightly insult someone who has dropped something or usually drops things.

"Ti è caduto di nuovo il cellulare? Hai proprio le man de puina!"

"You dropped your phone again? Your hand are like cottage cheese!"

English New Zealand

She's bucketing down out there

Expression USED Frequently BY Kiwis

When it's raining hard

Bro, take a jacket with you. She's bucketing down out there.