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Polish Poland

wihajster

Word USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

Used to refer to an object - usually a small one - which name one has forgotten, does not know or when the name is not important at the moment of speaking. Similar to "thingy".

"Co jest z tym radiem?" "A, taki wihajster się ułamał i nie działa."

"What's with this radio?" "Ah, a wihajster broke off and it doesn't work."

Polish Poland

zrobić coś na kolanie

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to do something on a knee) • To do something the very last minute, without much care, messily.

"Jak zwykle robisz pracę domową na kolanie!"

"As always, you’re doing your homework on a knee!"

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Polish Poland

bułka z masłem

Expression USED Very frequently BY Most People

(bread roll with butter ) • Used to describe something that can be or should be done effortlessly and with ease .

"Twoim zadaniem jest zrobienie plakatu". "Bułka z masłem".

"Your task is to make a poster". "Bread roll with butter".

Polish Poland

orka na ugorze

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

(ploughing a fallow field) • An extremely tedious and unsatisfying task.

"Uczenie tego dziecka dobrych manier to orka na ugorze."

"Teaching this kid good manners is like ploughing a fallow field."

Polish Poland

Emoji USED Very frequently BY Young People

This emoji is used instead of the red lightning that is Women's Strike logo. It was originally created in 2016 by graphic designer Ola Jasionowska, who says that it symbolizes a warning. “It says: watch out, beware, we won’t accept that women are being deprived of their basic rights,” Jasionowska explained.

#ToJestWojna⚡

#ThisIsWar⚡

Polish Poland

***** ***

Slang USED Frequently BY Young People

(Fuck Law and Justice) • 8 stars stand for "Jebać PiS" which means "Fuck Law and Justice". The phrase has gained popularity when included into Taco Hemingway's "Polskie Tango" music video. Now it can be seen everywhere thanks to last protests in Poland (Women's Strike) eight stars are used on banners, posters etc.

"Nie mogę się doczekać, aż ten kraj znów będzie normalny ***** ***"

"I can't wait for this country to be normal again ***** ***"

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

walić konia

Slang USED On Occasion BY Mostly people not older than 25 years

(to bang the horse) • Slang for masturbating, the equivalent of the English "to jerk off"

"Najchętniej to byś tylko grał w gry i konia walił."

"You would like to do nothing, but to play games and to jerk off."

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Polish Poland

szatan

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • (satan) • A very strong black coffee.

"Chcesz kawę?" "Tak, zrób mi szatana."

"Do you want some coffee?" "Yes, make me a satan."

Polish Poland

foliarz

Reference USED Frequently BY People Over 20

(n.) • (a foilman) • A conspiracy theorist who believes that 5G is designed to possess our minds, that chips are injected into our bodies by the means of vaccines, who won’t wear a mask because “pandemic is a hoax” etc. The term stems from the people who decided to wear caps made of aluminum foil, believing they resist electromagnetic radiation that possesses human minds (5G)

"Nie zaszczepi się na Covid ani nie nosi maseczki, on uważa, że ten wirus to ściema." "Nie wiedziałem, że jest foliarzem."

"He won't vaccinate against Covid and he doesn't wear a face mask, he thinks this virus is a hoax." "I didn't know he is a foilman."

Polish Poland

guzik prawda!

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Most People

(button truth) • An expression used when the speaker strongly disagrees with a statement.

"Pieniądze szczęścia nie dają." "Guzik prawda!"

"Money can't buy happiness." "Button truth!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Polish Poland

Francja elegancja

Expression USED Frequently BY Most People

(France elegance) • Expression used to describe something extremely elegant and awe-inspiring. It can also be used sarcastically to describe something pretentious.

"Nawet ma swoje własne kino domowe. Francja elegancja!"

"He even has his own home theater. France elegance!"

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

Janusz

Name USED Frequently BY Young People

A male given name used as a pejorative name for a man meeting all the negative stereotypes of a Polish middle-aged man, usually pictured with a moustache, a beer belly, wearing socks and sandals. His favorite pastime is watching TV, drinking beer, and complaining about politics and the youth. The closest English equivalent is "boomer".

"Ciągle narzeka na tę dzisiejszą młodzież. To typowy Janusz."

"He's always complaining about kids these days. He's a typical Janusz."

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

odkryć Amerykę

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • (to discover America) • To say something obvious while being convinced that you were the first person to discover it.

"Dzisiaj mamy egzamin z historii!" "Odkryłeś Amerykę"

"We have a history exam today!" "You discovered America..."

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

prędzej mi kaktus wyrośnie na głowie

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(sooner a cactus will grow on my head) • An expression used to describe something that's impossible to happen.

"Prędzej mi kaktus wyrośnie na głowie, zanim dojdę do siebie."

"Sooner a cactus will grow on my head before I get my stuff together."

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Polish Poland

trudno

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(it's hard) • Used as a replacement of "it happens" / "life goes on".

"Nie zdałem testu." "Trudno, możesz go poprawić."

"I failed the test." "It's hard, you can retake it."

Confirmed by 2 people

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Polish Poland

uszy do góry!

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(ears up!) • Expression used to tell somebody not to worry, because everything will be alright.

"Uszy do góry! Nadarzy się jeszcze szansa."

"Ears up! There'll be another chance."

Confirmed by 2 people

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Polish Poland

trzymam kciuki

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(I hold thumbs) • In Poland, we hold our thumbs instead of crossing our fingers to wish somebody good luck.

"Jutro mam egzamin ustny." "W takim razie trzymam kciuki!"

"I have an oral exam tomorrow." "In that case, I hold fingers!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Polish Poland

być nie w sosie

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • (to be not in the sauce) • To be in a bad mood.

"Czemu jesteś nie w sosie? Coś się stało?"

"Why are you not in the sauce? Something happened?"

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

twardy orzech do zgryzienia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(a hard nut to bite) • An expression used to say that something's not easy, hard to solve or to understand

"Jego choroba to twardy orzech do zgryzienia. Nie wiem, co mu jest."

"His disease is a hard nut to bite. I don't know what's wrong with him."

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

spoko

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(adj.) • Expression of approval. It's a clipping of the word spokojnie (calmly). It can also be used as an adjective.

"Twoi rodzice wydają się całkiem spoko."

"Your parents seem pretty cool."

Confirmed by 3 people