French French speaking countries

les doigts dans le nez

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Anyone

(fingers in the nose) • Used to describe something that is done very easily, without any difficulty. While the literal translation is not actually used by native English speakers, French speaking people sometimes use it in a humorous way in English.

“Elle a réussi son examen du permis de conduire les doigts dans le nez!”

“She passed her driving test fingers in the nose!”

Confirmed by 13 people

Portuguese Brazil


Slang USED Very frequently BY anyone

(it was worth it) • Used as a way to say thank you or bye.

"A gente se vê amanhã. Valeu!"

"We'll see each other tomorrow. It was worth it!"

Confirmed by 4 people


Italian Italy

la vita non è tutta rose e fiori

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

(life is not all roses and flowers) • It means that anything can happen to us in life, not only good things. Roses and flowers symbolise the good things.

"Sara, so che è un periodo difficile. Purtroppo la vita non è sempre rose e fiori!"

"Sara, I know it's a difficult time. Unfortunately, life is not always roses and flowers!"

Confirmed by 11 people

Czech Czechia

to není žádná procházka růžovým sadem.

Idiom USED Frequently BY Anyone

(it is no walk through a rose/pink orchard) • It is no easy feat, it is in fact a very hard thing to do.

"Pro Ivana Lendla nebyl tento zápas žádnou procházkou růžovým sadem."

"The match was not a walk through a rose orchard for Ivan Lendl."

Confirmed by 3 people

French France

le dépaysement

Word USED On Occasion BY Anyone talking about travel

(discountriment) • Refers to the culture shock and/or the feeling of being lost one may feel when visiting a foreign country. Can be used in either the positive or the negative sense.

“J'étais au Japon la semaine dernière. Le dépaysement total !”

“I was in Japan last week. It was a total discountriment!”

Confirmed by 2 people


Hungarian Hungary

megjött a Mikulás

Slang USED Very frequently BY anyone

(Santa has arrived) • it is a euphemism for the starting of one's period

"Miért nem jössz úszni? Megjött a Mikulás?"

"Why aren't you coming to swim? Has Santa arrived?"

French France

Bien vu, l'aveugle!

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

(Well seen, the blind!) • This is something you may say to someone who just discovered something obvious. This is obviously a pun, and "bien vu" actually translates to "well spotted", "good catch".

"T'as déjà remarqué que presque tous les salons de coiffures ont un jeu de mot dans leur nom ?" "Bien vu, l'aveugle !"

"Have you ever noticed that almost every hairdressing salon has a pun in its name?" "Well seen, the blind!"

Confirmed by 5 people


Hindi India

आसमान सिर पर उठाना

Expression USED On Occasion BY Anyone

(To lift the sky on top of the head) • This phrase is used to say that someone was being very chaotic or rowdy.

"अध्यापक के अनुपस्थिति में कक्षा में विद्यार्थियों ने आसमान सिर पर उठाया।"

In the absence of the teacher, the students made à ruckus in the class.


Hindi India

नौ दो ग्यारह होना

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

(To become nine, two, eleven) • This is used to say that someone ran away or fled.

"वन में सिंह को देखकर शिकारी नौ दो ग्यारह हुआ।"

Having seen a lion in the forest, the hunter (turned nine, two, eleven) fled right away.


Hindi India

नाक भौं सिकोड़ना

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Anyone

(to breathe deeply through the nose) • Used to describe someone becoming extremely furious.

गृहकार्य अपूर्ण देखकर अध्यापक नाक भौं सिकोड़े।

"Having seen the homework incomplete, the teacher breathed deeply through the nose."



Konkani India

हांव कितें माश्यो मारच्या बसला ?

Expression USED Frequently BY Anyone

(Am I sitting here to kill flies ?) • Expression used to ask why someone has been called somewhere, or to ask why one should keep waiting. Could also be used to emphasize that someone has been working on a task for a long time.

"आज ताका बेगी इमेल धाडका।" "मगीर हांव कितें एदोळच्यांन हंगा माश्यो भारत बसला ? बरयता नी हांव?"

"Today we have to send him the email quickly." "So do you think I am sitting here and killing flies? I am writing it, ain't I ?"




Arabic | Levantine Lebanon

شو في ما في؟

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Anyone

(What's there not there) • A way of saying 'what's up?', typically used with friends and family or acquaintances.

"شو في ما في؟" "والله وا في شي"

"What's up?" "Nothing much"

English United Kingdom

To bite the bullet

Expression USED On Occasion BY anyone

It is used when someone must do something they do not want to do. The situation or task is unavoidable, but is unpleasant.

He said, "I don't wanna tell her this awful news. It'd hurt her feelings." She responded, "Yes, but it must be done, so you just gotta 'bite the bullet.'

Confirmed by 14 people


Norwegian Norway


Word USED On Occasion BY Anyone

(n.) • The currency of Norway is Kroner, and kronerulling is when people pitch in loose change and coins to buy something. Usually for someone else.

"Har du ikke nok til neste øl? Da tar vi en kronerulling, folkens!"

"You don't have enough money for the next beer? All right, lets do a crown rolling, people!"

Confirmed by 2 people


Portuguese Brazil

está chovendo canivetes

Expression USED On Occasion BY anyone

(it's raining pocketknives) • Used to describe heavy, stinging rainfall.

"Não vá lá para fora. Está chovendo canivetes."

"Don't go out there. It's raining pocketknives."

Confirmed by 4 people