Polish Poland

stara miłość nie rdzewieje

Proverb USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(old love doesn't rust) • Once you fell in love with someone, you'll always be fond of them, even if you haven't seen each other in a long time; It's easy to reignite the love for your past partners and crushes.

"Nie przeszkadza ci, że twoja żona idzie na imprezę, gdzie będzie jej były?" "Niby dlaczego? To stare dzieje." "Wiesz, jak to mówią: stara miłość nie rdzewieje..."

"Doesn't it bother you that your wife goes to the party where her ex will be?" "Why would it bother me? It's ancient history." "You know what they say: old love doesn't rust..."

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Greek Greece

Όσα βλέπει η πεθερά

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(What the mother-in-law sees) • When you only clean parts of your house that other people can see. It can also be used in a more abstract way, when you you only do parts of a task so others can see that you're working.

"Τακτοποιούσα το σπίτι για τους καλεσμένους μου μόνο όσα βλέπει η πεθερά, τα άπλυτα τα πέταξα στη ντουλάπα!"

"I was tidying my house for my guests, only what the mother-in-law can see, I threw my dirty laundry in the closet!"

English English speaking countries

to be over the moon

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People, 30+

To be really happy about something.

I got the job I really wanted, and I am over the moon about it!

Confirmed by 2 people

Slovak Slovakia

nech mu je zem ľahká

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(let the earth be light for him ) • This expression is used when someone dies. People use it to say they hope s/he rests in peace.

"Včera večer zomrel po ťažkom boji s rakovinou. Nech mu je zem ľahká."

"He died yesterday evening after a difficult battle with cancer. Let the earth be light for him."

Danish Denmark

dagens mand i skysovs

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(the man of the day in gravy) • When someone is paid tribute as a hero for doing something special.

"Din brandalarm bipper ikke længere." "Tak! Du er dagens mand i skysovs!"

"Your fire alarm isn't beeping anymore." " "Thank you! You are the man of the day in gravy!"

Portuguese Mozambique

danone

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Danone is a yogurt made for small children uded to describe young man dating older women.

"Ih amiga, deixaste teu marido por um danone de verdade?"

"Oh my god, you really left your husband for a danone?"

Danish Denmark

så er den ged barberet

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(now that goat is shaved) • A task has been solved.

"Så er den ged barberet!" "Super, så kan vi gå videre til næste del af projektet."

"Now that goat is shaved!" "Great, then we can move on to the next part of the project."

Danish Denmark

ingen ko på isen

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(no cow on the ice) • It means that there is no problem.

"Gør det noget hvis jeg låner nogle af dine bøger?" "Nej, der er ingen ko på isen."

"Is it okay if I borrow some of your books?" "Sure, there's no cow on the ice."

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Oriya | Ganjamia Oriya Berhampur, India

bhaskuti

Slang USED On Occasion BY Everybody

It refers to exaggerated talks with tinges of fun, frolic and a bit of lies. It is usually used as a term when someone is interested in gossiping about people but in a funny and non-sensical way.

"Bah tu bhaskuti-re mastrey."

"Ugh! You're the master of bhaskuti."

French France

passer l'arme à gauche

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to pass the weapon to the left) • To die.

"Elle a passé l'arme à gauche."

"She passed the weapon to the left."

Polish Poland

nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(not my circus, not my monkeys) • It’s an expression used to say it’s not my problem so I’m not going to worry about it!

“Och nie, Thomas i Ileana znów się kłócą!” “Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy.”

“Oh no, Thomas and Ileana are fighting again!” “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

robić dobrą minę do złej gry

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to put on a good face for a bad game) • To pretend you're doing well when the situation is actually bad. Similar to the English expressions 'to put on a brave face' or 'to put on a Poker face' (depending on the context).

"Rozstanie bardzo w nią ugodziło, ale robiła dobrą minę do złej gry, udając, że cieszy się swoją nowo odzyskaną wolnością."

"The breakup really struck her, but she put on a good face for the bad game and pretended she was enjoying her newly gained freedom."

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Dutch Netherlands

hoog of laag springen

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(jump high or low) • When there is nothing you can do to change something about a situation.

"Je kunt hoog of laag springen, ik ga mijn mening niet veranderen."

"You can jump high or low, but I'm not going to change my mind."

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English United States

it’s been a minute

Expression USED On Occasion BY Millenials

It’s been a while, it’s been a long time, it has not happened recently

"It’s been a minute since I’ve seen my coworkers in person. The office has been closed for over a year. "

Confirmed by 3 people

Dutch Netherlands

relativeringsvermogen

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(n.) • An ability to put things into perspective, which happens to be an important quality to have in Dutch culture.

"Het is belangrijk om een beetje relativeringsvermogen te hebben."

"It's important to have 'relativeringvermogen'"

Confirmed by 2 people

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English Worldwide

milkshake duck

Expression USED On Occasion BY people on the internet

(n.) • A milkshake duck describes the phenomena on the internet for a viral story to appear wholesome, only to be ruined later by the backstory of the person or thing featured in the story. It is based on a tweet by @pixelatedboat that says "The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist".

"Did you see the video of the guy on zoom with the filter saying he was not a cat?" "I did! So funny. Too bad it turned out to be a milkshake duck."

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

strzelać

Slang USED On Occasion BY Students

(to shoot) • A verb describing not knowing the answer in a multi-choice assignment but choosing one anyways.

"Nie uczyłem się na sprawdzian, więc strzelałem."

"I didn't study for the exam, so I was shooting."

Confirmed by 3 people

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Portuguese Brazil

o Papa é argentino, mas Deus é brasileiro

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

(the Pope is Argentine, but God is Brazilian) • It is used whenever Brazil faces or is compared to Argentina. You can also just say "God is Brazilian" when something good happens in Brazil.

"Acho que a Argentina ganha a próxima copa" "Não mesmo! O papa é argentino, mas Deus é brasileiro"

"I think Argentina wins the next world cup" "No way! The Pope is Argentine, but God is Brazilian"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Italian | Milanese Lombardy, Italy

schiscetta

Name USED On Occasion BY Some People

(little squash) • Word used in the Milanese dialect to refer to a lunchbox carrying food for school/university/work.

"Vieni a mangiare la pizza con noi?" "Andate voi, io mi sono portata la schiscetta".

"We are going out to eat pizza, are you coming with us?" "You guys go, I brought my schiscetta today".

Portuguese Brazil

tirar o cavalinho da chuva

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(to take the little horse off the rain) • When someone should not get their hopes up.

"Mãe, posso jogar videogame?" "Pode tirar o cavalinho da chuva porque você precisa estudar pra prova."

"Mom, can I play videogame?" "You can take the little horse off the rain because you need to study for the test."