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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!"

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Portuguese Brazil

coroa

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(crown) • A word generally used by young people to refer to older people, especially the elderly ones. Also used to refer to someone's or their own parents.

"Eu vim sentado ao lado de um coroa no ônibus." "Vi seus coroas ontem numa loja."

"I came sitting next to a crown (old guy) at the bus." "I saw your crowns (parents) yesterday at a store."

German German speaking countries

schnee von gestern

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(snow from yesterday) • Something that is no longer relevant. Often used to demonstrate forgiveness. Roughly corresponds to English "water under the bridge".

"Sorry, dass ich letztes Mal auf dich vergessen habe!" "Das ist doch Schnee von gestern!"

"I'm sorry that I forgot you last time!" "It's snow from yesterday!"

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.

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

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

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Danish Denmark

det koster spidsen af en jetjager

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(it costs the tip of a jet fighter) • Used when something is very expensive.

"Jeg ville gerne rejse verden rundt, men det koster spidsen af en jetjager."

"I would like to travel all around the world but it costs the tip of a jet fighter."

Danish Denmark

det blæser en halv pelikan

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(it is blowing half a pelican) • It is said when it is very windy.

"Det blæser en halv pelikan i dag! Min paraply fløj væk."

"It is blowing half a pelican today! My umbrella flew away."

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Por Brazil, Brazil

lenga-lenga

Expression USED Frequently BY Everybody

Meaningless conversation. Boring and monotonous conversation, narrative or oratory piece.

"Essa tua lenga-lenga está me cansando."

"This lenga-lenga of yours is tiring me."

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.

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

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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?"

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."

French France

je m'en bats les couilles

Expression USED Very frequently BY French people

(I beat my testicles with it) • I don't care.

"As-tu vu le nouveau film des Avengers?" "Franchement, je m'en bats les couilles!"

"Did you see the new Avengers movie?" "Frankly, I beat my testicles with it!"

German German speaking countries

am Arsch der Welt

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(at the ass of the world) • In the back of beyond, in the middle of nowhere, in the boondocks.

"Lass uns nach Hintertupfingen umziehen. " "Nein, das liegt ja am Arsch der Welt!"

"Let's move to Podunk." "No, that's in the middle of nowhere!"

Confirmed by 4 people