Romanian Romania and Moldova

cf

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Internet slang abbreviation for "ce faci?", meaning "what are you doing?"

"Salut! Cf azi?"

"Hi! What are you doing today?"

syn

Romanian Romania

coaie

Interjection USED Frequently BY Teens

(n.) • (balls) • It is an interjection used when addressing friends in informal conversations.

"Ce faci, coaie?" "Foarte bine, coaie. Tu? "

"What's up, balls?" "All good, balls. What about you?"

Romanian Romania and Moldova

la paștele cailor

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(at the horse's Easter) • It means "never".

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

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

Romanian Romania

a o șterge englezește

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to leave English-style) • It means to leave quickly from a location without being seen.

"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."

Romanian Romania and Moldova

la mama dracului

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(at the devil's mother) • 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."

Romanian Romania

a da la rațe

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to feed the ducks) • 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

Romanian Romania

a freca menta

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(to rub the mint) • 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

Romanian Romania

aragaz cu patru ochi

Slang USED Very frequently BY Children, Teens

(stove with four eyes) • 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

alt

Romanian | Moldovan Moldova

harbuz

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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Romanian | Moldovan Moldova

fătălău

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(girlish) • (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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Romanian Moldova

prișîdinte

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

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

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

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

Confirmed by 4 people

Romanian Moldova

#ecoolsăfiieco

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

(#It'sCoolToBeEco) • A hashtag created by the famous Moldovan journalist Lilu Ojovan to raise awareness of the ecological problem and the advantages of eco life.

"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

Romanian Moldova

#stopalcoollavolan

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

(#StopDrinkingWhileDriving) • 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

Romanian Moldova

#cumpărfloridelabătrâni

Hashtag USED Frequently BY Everyone

(#IBuyFlowersFromOldPeople) • 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.

"Eu #cumpărfloridelabătrâni. Și tu?"

"#IBuyFlowersFromOldPeople. What about you?"

Confirmed by 3 people

Romanian Moldova

de-atâta

Word USED On Occasion BY EVERYONE

(because) • 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!"

Romanian Romania

A-i pica fisa

Expression USED Frequently BY everyone

(When your coin drops) • 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."

Romanian Romania

pe apa Sîmbetei

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(on Saturday's water) • It's used when something has gone wrong or has been wasted.

"Ai reusit să faci prăjitura la care lucrai azi? "Nu, aluatul nu s-a umflat suficient si s-a dus pe apa s Sîmbetei."

"Did you manage to make the cookies you were working on today?" "No, the dough didn't rise enough and it went on Saturday's water"

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Romanian Romania

nu sunt în apele mele

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(I'm not in my waters) • It's used when we say that we aren't feeling like ourselves / feeling unwell.

"hei, te simti bine? Pari a fi abatut." "Nu sunt in apele mele."

"Hey, are you feeling well? You seem sad." "I'm not in my waters."

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Romanian Transylvania, Romania

No bine!

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(No good! ) • It is used to express a variety of answers like "yes", "no", "maybe", "I don't know", "no way", "obviously", "I don't care", etc. We can tell what the other person wants to express according to the context. This expression mostly in Transylvania.

"Ești sigur că pe aici ajungem la Bran?" "No bine!"

"Are you sure that this is the right road to Bran?" "No good!"

Romanian Romania

A se potrivi ca nuca în perete

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(To fit like a nut in the wall) • This expression is used to refer to something that does not fit at all.

"Do you like my new outfit?" "It fits like a nut in the wall."

"Îți place ținuta mea?" "Se potrivește ca nuca în perete."