la paștele cailor*

* at the horse's Easter

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means "never".

"Când îmi dai banii înapoi?" "La paștele cailor!"

"When will you give me my money back?" "At the horse's Easter!"





a o șterge englezește*

* to leave English-style

Romanian Romania

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It means to leave quickly from a location without being seen.

Note: It was firstly used by the French army to mock the English soldiers.

"Ai văzut-o pe Maria? Trebuie să vorbesc cu ea." "Nu, a șters-o englezește."

"Have you seen Maria? I have to talk to her." "No, she left English-style."





la mama dracului*

* at the devil's mother

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It is used for something that is very far away.

"Vrei să mergem la cinema?" "Nu. E la mama dracului."

"Do you want to go to the cinema?" "No. It's at the devil's mother."





a da la rațe*

* to feed the ducks

Romanian Romania

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

To vomit.

"Ai băut atât de mult aseară, încât ai dat la rațe."

"You drank so much last night that you fed the ducks."


Confirmed by 2 people




a freca menta*

* to rub the mint

Romanian Romania

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

It means to waste time, to do something useless, to be lazy.

"Nu mai freca menta și fă-ți temele!"

"Stop rubbing the mint and do your homework!"


Confirmed by 4 people




aragaz cu patru ochi*

* stove with four eyes

Romanian Romania

Slang USED Very frequently BY Children, Teens

It is a mild insult to people who wear glasses, frequently used among classmates.

"Alex a început să poarte ochelari. E un aragaz cu patru ochi."

"Alex started to wear glasses. He is a stove with four eyes."


Confirmed by 4 people




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harbuz

Romanian | Moldovan Moldova

Word USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(n.) Watermelon

"Niciodată nu am mâncat un harbuz atât de gustos!"

"I've never eaten such a tasty watermelon!


Confirmed by 3 people




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fătălău*

* girlish

Romanian | Moldovan Moldova

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) Male person with female physical and behavioral characteristics and who prefers the company of women.

"Nu poți înceta să fii un fătălău?"

"Can't you stop being girlish?"


Confirmed by 3 people




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prișîdinte*

* president

Romanian Moldova

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) Word mispronounced initially by the President of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon. It is used in countless memes related to Moldovan politics.

Note: The correct form is "președinte".

"Prișîdintele explică de unde a venit COVID-19."

"The president explains where COVID-19 came from."


Confirmed by 4 people




#ecoolsăfiieco*

* #It'sCoolToBeEco

Romanian Moldova

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

A hashtag created by the famous Moldovan journalist Lilu Ojovan to raise awareness of the ecological problem and the advantages of eco life.

Note: The hashtag is mostly used on Instagram.

"Schimbarea se va produce atunci când toți vor înțelege că #ecoolsăfiieco."

"The change will come when everyone understands that #It'sCoolToBeEco."


Confirmed by 3 people




#stopalcoollavolan*

* #StopDrinkingWhileDriving

Romanian Moldova

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

A hashtag used to raise awareness about the problem of alcohol in the Republic of Moldova, namely accidents caused by drunk drivers.

"Fii șofer responsabil, #stopalcoollavolan!"

"Be a responsible driver, #StopDrinkingWhileDriving!"


Confirmed by 3 people




#cumpărfloridelabătrâni*

* #IBuyFlowersFromOldPeople

Romanian Moldova

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

A hashtag created by the famous Moldovan journalist Lilu Ojovan to encourage the purchase of flowers from old people who sell them on the street.

Note: The hashtag is mostly used on Instagram stories.

"Eu #cumpărfloridelabătrâni. Și tu?"

"#IBuyFlowersFromOldPeople. What about you?"


Confirmed by 3 people




de-atâta*

* because

Romanian Moldova

Word USED On Occasion BY EVERYONE

Became very popular in common speech after president Igor Dodon used it as an answer to a provocative question addressed by journalists.

"De ce nu purtați mască? De-atâta!"

"Why don't you wear a mask? Because!"





A-i pica fisa*

* When your coin drops

Romanian Romania

Expression USED Frequently BY everyone

When you find an answer to a specific problem that bothered you for a long time; When you have a revelation.

"When I explained to her the chemistry exercise, her coin dropped and she finally understood it."

"Când i-am explicat exercițiul de chimie, i-a picat fisa și l-a înțeles în sfârșit."





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Ești varză*

* You're cabbage

Romanian Romania

Slang USED Frequently BY Everybody

It's generally used to tell someone they suck when they dissapoint you.

"Nu știi să faci tema la mate? Ești varză!"

"You don't know how to do the maths homework? You're cabbage!"