alt

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."





mos deim coses*

* we tell each other things

Catalan | Mallorquí Mallorca, Spain

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It should mean "we'll be in touch", but when a Mallorcan person says it you may never see them again. It is quite common that they will never call you or you will never know anything about them since then.

“Vols anar a prendre un cafè la setmana que ve?”. “Sí, mos deim coses”.

“Do you want to grab a coffee next week?” “Yes, we tell each other things.”





mesclar ous amb caragols *

* mix eggs and snails

Catalan | Mallorquí Mallorca, Spain

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It doesn’t refer to a recipe - we use it during a conversation when many differents subjects are being mixed together and have no correlation to each other.

“Què dius ara? No mesclis ous amb caragols!”

“What are you talking about? Don’t mix eggs and snails!”





syn

alt

estar pagat*

* to be paid

Catalan | Meridional - Valencian Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

To be satisfied with something. Can also be used in negative form (estar despagat, estar despagada - to not be payed) when you are not satisfied with something.

"Estic molt despagada amb els nous horaris."

"I am not very paid with the new schedule."


Confirmed by 3 people




syn

la setmana dels tres dijous *

* the week of three Thursdays

Catalan Catalonia, Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Older Generations

It is used when talking about something that won’t happen. A second possible ending to the expression is the rhyme "que la dotzena tindrà tretze ous" which means "when in a dozen eggs, there will be thirteen".

"Oí tant! Parlarem dels diners que vols que et deixi la setmana dels tres dijous."

"Yeah, yeah... we’ll talk about lending you money the week of the three Thursdays."





syn

bufar i fer ampolles*

* to blow and make bottles

Catalan Catalonia, Spain

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

It is used to reffer to something as being particularly easy to do. Similar to how the expresion "a piece of cake" is used.

"Aquest examen ha sigut com bufar i fer ampolles, aprovo segur!"

"This exam was like blowing and making bottles, I will pass for sure!"


Confirmed by 2 people




alt

æ

beure's l'enteniment*

* to drink up one's judgement

Catalan Catalonia, Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

To act illogically, in an unexpected or incomprehensible way. To be out of one's mind.

"No tens diners i et vols comprar un cotxe de 30.000€; t'has begut l'enteniment?"

"You don't have money and you want to buy a 30.000€ car, have you drunk up your judgement?"


Confirmed by 4 people




syn

genial*

* cool

Catalan Catalonia, Spain

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) It is said when something good has happened.

"He aconseguit una beca." "Genial!"

" I got a scholarship." "That’s cool!"


Confirmed by 3 people




syn

alt

quatre gats*

* four cats

Catalan Catalunya, Spain

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

Meaning only a few people.

“A la festa només hi havia quatre gats.”

“There were only four cats at the party.”


Confirmed by 5 people