coronamoe*

* corona tired

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

Used by people who are tired of the situation surrounding Corona, or tired of having to hear or talk about it all the time.

"Ik ben inmiddels toch wel een beetje coronamoe."

"I am a bit corona tired now."





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estem arreglats*

* we are well dressed

Catalan | Catalunya Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Expression used when you are on a trouble.

"Ens hem oblidat el passaport a casa i el vol surt en una hora, estem arreglades"

"We forgot the passport at home and our plane departs in one hour, we are well-dressed."





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dra någonting gammalt över dig

Swedish Sweden

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

Why tell someone to simply go away when you can make them look stupid at the same time? "Drag something old over yourself" you can yell at someone, and rejoice in the thought of how utterly embarrassed they'll feel with an old blanket on their head.

"Gå bort! Dra någonting gamalt över dig!"

"Go away! Drag something old over yourself!"





Fa' ballà l'oeucc*

* Let the eye dance

Milanese dialect Milan, Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It's a way to push someone to "move his eyes", to be very careful about something.

"Quella strada è molto trafficata, fa' ballà l'oeucc quando attraversi!"

"There's a lot of traffic on that road, let the eye dance when you cross it!"





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reinventing the wheel

English United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

When someone discovers or creates something that already exists. Most often used when someone is wasting significant time or effort to create the thing in question.

"School committees should seek to improve upon existing methods, not reinvent the wheel every time they develop a new curriculum."


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appeltje-eitje*

* little apple - little egg

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

When something's really easy, it is 'appeltje eitje'!

"Was het examen moeilijk?" "Nee, het was appeltje-eitje! Ik was heel snel klaar."

"Was the exam difficult?" "No, it was little apple - little egg! I was done really quick."





bread and butter

English Midwest, United States

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

“Bread and butter” means someone’s livelihood or how they make a living. It’s always used together, in this order, and as a singular noun.

“Tourism is the bread and butter of many island countries.” “Did you grow up on a farm?” “Yeah, it was our bread and butter.”





AVG

Dutch Netherlands

Name USED On Occasion BY Students

A standard Dutch meal of potatoes (aardappelen), meat (vlees) and vegetables (groenten).

"Wil je wat van mijn pasta?" "Nee gast, ik ga vanavond een AVG'tje doen."

"Do you want some of my pasta?" "No dude, I am going to do a little AVG tonight."





restaurant de Gouden Bogen*

* restaurant the Golden Bows

Dutch Netherlands

Name USED On Occasion BY students

(n.) McDonalds.

"Gaan we na het afpilsen nog naar restaurant de Gouden Bogen?"

"After the last beer, are we going to the restaurant the Golden Bows?"





ġbejna*

* cheeselet

Maltese Malta

Slang USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(n.) Used to refer to someone inergetic, lethargic, a sloth.

"Ejja, ċaqlaq, qisek ġbejna!"

"Come on, move, you're like a cheeselet!"





membrillo*

* quince

Spanish Spain

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

Someone who is a bit stupid and naive.

"No seas membrillo."

"Don't be stupid."





natte tosti*

* wet grilled cheese sandwich

Dutch Netherlands

Slang USED On Occasion BY Students

(n.) Slick frat boy who uses a lot of hair gel.

"Zie je die corpsbal met dat haar? Wat een natte tosti!"

"Do you see that frat boy with that haircut? What a wet grilled cheese sandwich!"





papa frita*

* French fry

Spanish Uruguay

Expression USED On Occasion BY Kids

It's used as a synonym of "silly", generally among kids.

"Sos un papa frita." "Juancito es tremendo papa frita."

"You're a French fry." "Juancito is such a French fry."





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arancino coi piedi*

* footed arancino

Italian | Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

You can say this to someone very fat or who eats a lot, because an arancino is a very big fried food.

Note: In Catania we use the word "arancinO" and in Palermo they say "arancinA", but the meaning of the expression is the same.

"Hai mangiato tutto ciò che avevo cucinato! Sei proprio un arancino coi piedi!"

"You ate everything I cooked! You are really a footed arancino!"





bom como o milho*

* fine as corn

Portuguese Portugal

Expression USED On Occasion BY Teens

Used to describe someone very attractive.

"Viste aquele rapaz a passar na rua? Bom como o milho."

"Did you see that guy crossing the street? Fine as corn."