English Australia

Scarnon?

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A very shortened version of "What's going on?", used in the way of asking someone what they're up to or how they are.

"Hey Gaz, scarnon mate? Been busy?"

"Hello Gary, what's going on? Have you been busy?"

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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."

Dutch Netherlands

balen

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • A verb used for a feeling that is somewhere between being bummed and upset and feeling frustrated, usually about a situation that can not be changed.

"Ik baal er nog steeds van dat mijn bruiloft niet door kon gaan in verband met Corona."

"I am still bummed/frustrated that my wedding couldn't go through because of Corona."

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

German German speaking countries

am Arsch der Welt

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(at the ass of the world) • In the back of beyond, in the middle of nowhere, in the boondocks.

"Lass uns nach Hintertupfingen umziehen. " "Nein, das liegt ja am Arsch der Welt!"

"Let's move to Podunk." "No, that's in the middle of nowhere!"

Confirmed by 4 people

Hungarian Hungary

ABC

Acronym USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Commonly used expression for grocery stores in Hungary.

"Van itt a sarkon egy ABC, menjünk, vegyünk egy kis tejet."

"There is an ABC around the corner, let's go and buy some milk."

French French speaking countries

que dalle

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

Nothing at all.

"'Y a que dalle dans le frigo, faut qu'on fasse des courses."

"There's nothing at all in the fridge, we must do the grocery shopping."

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

rizar el rizo

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to curl the curl) • To make something more complicated than it should be / to add something really unnecessary.

"Le iba a poner flecos a las mangas de mi chaqueta, pero me parecía mucho rizar el rizo"

"I was going to put fringe on the sleeves of my jacket, but I thought it was curling the curl"

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."

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German | Austrian Dialect Austria

hätti wari dadi!

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(had I, did I, would I) • Similar to "woulda, coulda, shoulda", this phrase is used to dismiss hypothetical thoughts of what could have been.

"Wann i gwusst hätt, dass so staut, wär i früher losgfahren!" "Hätti, wari, dadi!"

"If I had known there would be this much traffic, I'd left earlier!" "Had I, did I, would I!"

French France

tout ça pour ça

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(all of this for this) • Used when you have put much effort into something and are disappointed of the outcome.

"J'ai révisé toute la semaine pour cet examen et je n'ai eu que 8 !" "Tout ça pour ça !"

"I studied the whole week for this exam and I only got an 8!" "All of this for this!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Dutch Netherlands

flauwe grap

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(weak joke) • A bad joke.

"Jeetje, wat een flauwe grap."

"Geez, what a weak joke."

Confirmed by 2 people

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French Suisse romande, Switzerland

natel

Word USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • A mobile phone.

“J’ai perdu mon natel.”

“I lost my phone.”

Confirmed by 2 people

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French French speaking countries

avoir ses ragnagnas

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used informally to refer to menstruation.

"J’ai mes ragnagnas."

"I’m on my period."

Confirmed by 2 people

English | Bristolian Bristol, United Kingdom

cheers drive

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A greeting to express thanks to a bus driver when getting of the bus

"Cheers drive! Have a good day!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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Dutch Netherlands

je op glad ijs begeven

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(to find yourself on slippery ice) • To be in a situation where you have to be very careful, or else you will get into trouble.

"Let op je woorden, jongedame. Je begeeft je op glad ijs."

"Watch your language, young lady. You are on slippery ice."

Confirmed by 2 people

Spanish Mexico

Se me está descongelando el bistec

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(My steak is defrosting) • It's a way to indicate that someone is menstruating. You say this because when you defrost a steak (or any piece of meat) there's blood coming out of it.

"Hoy no iré a clase de natación porque se me está descongelando el bistec."

"I won't be on swimming class today because my steak is defrosting."

Slovak Slovakia

to je jedno

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Everyone

(it is one) • I don't care. I don't mind. It doesn't matter.

"Dáš si pivo alebo víno?" "To je jedno."

"Would you like a beer or wine?" "It is one."

Slovak Slovakia

španielska dedina

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(a spanish village) • Something that one doesn't understand completely.

"Teória strún je pre mňa španielska dedina."

"The theory of strings is a spanish village to me."

Slovak Slovakia

pod papučou

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(under the slipper) • The situation, when husband is under total control of his wife or vice versa.

"Chudák Peter. Je úplne pod papučou a žena ho nepustí ani do krčmy."

"Poor Peter. He's totally under the slipper and his wife even won't allow him to go to the pub."