Hindi India

ek teer se do nishaane

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

It is a popular Hindi phrase used in situations where someone gets two things done simultaneously using the effort of just one. It generally has a positive connotation. equivalent to the English idiom 'killing two birds with one stone'. "ek teer" means an arrow, while "do nishaane" means two targets.

"Maine test syllabus ka audio banaya tha aur aaj jogging karte hue soon liya." "Oho! Ek teer se do nishaane!"

"I created an audio of our test syllabus and today, while jogging, I listened to it." "Whoa! One arrow for two targets!"

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Arabic Palestine

شهيد

Word USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(a witness) • A martyr or someone who was killed for a certain valuable cause. They are witnesses in the since that they are witnesses of injustice in the eyes of god.

"أخويا شهيد، استشهد بغزة وهو بحاول يهرب من القصف."

"My brother is a witness, he was made a witness while trying to escape the shelling."

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Tagalog Philippines

po

Word USED On Occasion BY Everybody

A word of respect to the person talking to. A way to acknowledge seniority or hierarchical level to someone. Widely used before to pay respect to elders.

"Maraming salamat Po"

"Thank you, Sir/Ma'am."

English United Kingdom

brass monkey weather

Expression USED On Occasion BY People from Yorkshire

The expression "it is cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey" comes from the practice of putting iron cannon balls on a dimpled brass plate on the deck of a warship. When very cold the brass contracted sufficiently to cause the iron balls to fall out.

"Goodness, my fingers are freezing! It’s brass monkey weather! "

Dutch Netherlands

de tering

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some people

(tuberculosis) • It's over, everything bad.

"De hele stad gaat naar de tering."

"The whole city is going to the tuberculosis."

German Germany

Wegbier

Slang USED On Occasion BY Adults, often men

(way beer) • The last beer before leaving the pub. One for the road.

"Machst Du mir noch'n Wegbier?"

"Can you get me another way beer?"

Dutch Dutch Speaking Countries

BOB

Word USED On Occasion BY Everybody

A way to signal you won't be drinking because you are the designated driver for the party.

"Neen dank U ik drink niets. Ik ben BOB."

"No thanks, I don't drink. I'm Bob."

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Arabic Palestine

واوا

Word USED On Occasion BY Kids and Parents

It's a baby/toddler word, usually used by babies or parents talking to their babies to indicate an injury or pain.

"ماما اجري واوا."

"Mama my leg wawa."

English United States

only in Ohio

Expression USED On Occasion BY Mostly Americans

A reference to the hellish condition of the United States, although applicable anywhere.

"Bro, how is the United States $34.5T in debt?" "Only in Ohio, dawg."

Russian Russia

и не говори

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(and don't even say that) • The phrase is used as emphatic agreement. The meaning is "I knew what you've just said, and I agree with it completely, even without your words, you don't even need to talk me into it"

“В поезде столько народу, не зайти, не выйти.” “И не говори.”

“There are so many people on the train, can't enter, can't exit.” “And don't even say that.”

Arabic Palestine

اللي خلف ما مات

Proverb USED On Occasion BY Elders

(the one who left (children) behind did not die) • It's a way to deliver condolences to the family (especially the children) of the deceased. It basically means if a parent left behind kids who he/she taught good values, wisdom, and faith, It's like they don't really die. The good things they taught their kids, which their kids can in turn pass on to their kids, makes them live on beyond their years.

"شد حيلك، اللي خلف ما مات."

"Stay strong. The one who left (children) behind, did not die."

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Arabic Palestine

بتراب أبوك؟

Interjection USED On Occasion BY Elders

(over your father's grave?) • Its like saying "are you serious?" or "are you for real?". Muslims believe it's a serious matter to swear by god (or anything else). Therefore, to swear by a loved one's grave you have to be honest about what you are saying.

"إذا بتريد، بعطيك ألف شيكل!" "بتراب أبوك؟"

"If you want, I could give you 1000 Shekels." "Over your father's grave?"

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Arabic Palestine

ترَلَلِّي

Word USED On Occasion BY Elders

It's a sound or a song melody that does not have a specific meaning, but is used to mean crazy or foolish.

"هاض زلمة ترللي."

"That man is taralali."

Dutch Netherlands

niet pluis

Expression USED On Occasion BY some people

(not fluffy) • Used when someone has a feeling that something is up, not quite right, or feeling a little scared and unsafe.

"Ik hou er niet van om naar het wijkcentrum te gaan. Het is daar niet helemaal pluis."

“I don't like going to the community center. Something is not quite fluffy there.”

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Dutch Netherlands

peperduur

Word USED On Occasion BY some people

(pepper expensive) • Very expensive.

"Die jas is echt peperduur!"

"That jacket is really pepper expensive!"

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Dutch Netherlands

niet de bedoeling

Word USED On Occasion BY some people

(not the intention) • A way to say you disapprove of what is happening, or think that what is happening is ludicrous.

"Ik heb het geld voor eten gebruikt om sigaretten te kopen." "Ja maar dat is niet de bedoeling!"

“I used the food money to buy cigarettes.” "Yes, but that's not the intention!"

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Dutch Netherlands

gosjemikkie

Interjection USED On Occasion BY older generations

An expression of modesty, embarrassment, disappointment, or anger that is fairly inoffensive and tame.

"Gosjemikkie, heb ik alweer de verkeerde sleutel bij me."

"Gosh, I have the wrong key with me again."

Dutch Netherlands

vlees in de kuip

Expression USED On Occasion BY some people

(meat in the tub) • Knowing 'what kind of meat you have in the tub' is about what someone is worth, what his qualities and skills are, what value he can bring to you. The expression probably comes from buying barrels of meat before the existence of fridges.

"We laten hem eerst even 1 week proefwerken, om te zien wat voor vlees we in de kuip hebben."

"We'll let him do a trial run for a week first, to see what kind of meat we have in the tub."

Dutch Netherlands

pak 'm beet

Expression USED On Occasion BY some people

(grab it) • Used when making a rough estimate about something.

"Deze man werkt hier volgens mij al pak 'm beet 20 jaar.'

"This man has been working here for grab it 20 years."

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Hebrew Israel

הכל טוסט

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some people

(everything is toast) • A play on the words "hakol tov" meaning "everything is good".

"מה שלומך?" "הכל טוסט"

"How are you?" "Everything is toast."