Hindi India

ek teer se do nishaane

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

It is a popular Hindi phrase used in situations where someone gets two things done simultaneously using the effort of just one. It generally has a positive connotation. equivalent to the English idiom 'killing two birds with one stone'. "ek teer" means an arrow, while "do nishaane" means two targets.

"Maine test syllabus ka audio banaya tha aur aaj jogging karte hue soon liya." "Oho! Ek teer se do nishaane!"

"I created an audio of our test syllabus and today, while jogging, I listened to it." "Whoa! One arrow for two targets!"

Croatian Croatia, Serbia

Da je baba bila muško, zvala bi se Duško

Proverb USED Frequently BY Everyone

(If grandma had been a man, her name would have been Duško) • It's used to prevent regret and overanalyzing past events over which we no longer have influence, as they have already occurred. Duško is a male name in Croatia.

"Da sam marljivije učio, do sada sam mogao diplomirati s odličnim uspjehom i potencijalno si osigurati bolje plaćen posao." "Eh, da je baba bila muško, zvala bi se Duško."

"If I had studied harder, I could have graduated with honors by now and potentially secured a better paying job." "Eh, if grandma was male, her name would be Duško."

German Austria

Fruchtblasl

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Some people, elderly people

(amniotic sac) • Synonym for hot water bottle, with the connotations of comfort, being sick and getting better

"Oma macht dir dein Fruchtblasl, damit du gesund wirst."

"Grandma will get you your hot water bottle to help you get better soon."

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Arabic Palestine

شهيد

Word USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(a witness) • A martyr or someone who was killed for a certain valuable cause. They are witnesses in the since that they are witnesses of injustice in the eyes of god.

"أخويا شهيد، استشهد بغزة وهو بحاول يهرب من القصف."

"My brother is a witness, he was made a witness while trying to escape the shelling."

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Tagalog Philippines

po

Word USED On Occasion BY Everybody

A word of respect to the person talking to. A way to acknowledge seniority or hierarchical level to someone. Widely used before to pay respect to elders.

"Maraming salamat Po"

"Thank you, Sir/Ma'am."

English United Kingdom

brass monkey weather

Expression USED On Occasion BY People from Yorkshire

The expression "it is cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey" comes from the practice of putting iron cannon balls on a dimpled brass plate on the deck of a warship. When very cold the brass contracted sufficiently to cause the iron balls to fall out.

"Goodness, my fingers are freezing! It’s brass monkey weather! "

English Georgia, United States

skibidi

Neologism USED Frequently BY Gen Z & Gen Alpha

The term skibidi is a reference to the abomination that is Skibidi Toilet, a 2023 YouTube animated series/meme. The general consensus is that skibidi is an adjective with erratic meaning. Based on the show, it may mean "bad" or "evil".

"That's so skibidi! That's so fanum tax!" "Grow the hell up, boy."

Dutch Netherlands

de tering

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some people

(tuberculosis) • It's over, everything bad.

"De hele stad gaat naar de tering."

"The whole city is going to the tuberculosis."

German Germany

Wegbier

Slang USED On Occasion BY Adults, often men

(way beer) • The last beer before leaving the pub. One for the road.

"Machst Du mir noch'n Wegbier?"

"Can you get me another way beer?"

English New Zealand

she'll be right

Idiom USED Frequently BY New Zealanders and (less common) Australians

Colloquial expression meaning it will work out or it will be fine.

"Mate, I don't think you have enough petrol to get there." "No worries, she'll be right."

English anywhere

Gyatt

Slang USED Frequently BY gen z

(interjection ) • It refers to anything with a fat butt, but it's also used to say you met an attractive woman (or man).

“GYATTTT” “damn that boy has a big gyatt… why do boys always get what girls want”

"GYATT" "Damn that boy has a fat butt... why do boys always get what girls want”

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Arabic Worldwide

صدقة

Word USED Very frequently BY Muslims

As opposed to "zakat", "sadaqah" is voluntary act of charity that Muslims would do to purify themselves, purify their income, or to get closer to Allah (god in Arabic). It includes giving away money, knowledge, prayers, and even smiling.

"يستحب الإكثار من الصدقة في شهر رمضان."

"It's good to give away more Sadaqah in the month of Ramadan."

Serbian Serbia

bre

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everybody

It's used to emphasize something or warn someone not to do something.

"Gde si, bre? Kako si?" [emphasis] "Ej, bre, ne diraj to!" [warning]

Serbian Serbia

inat

Word USED Frequently BY Everybody

It can be translated as spite, but the meaning is not quite the same. It's used when you want to say you're doing something (or not) deliberately that someone told you to do.

"Ovo dete mi tera inat svaki dan! Kažem mu da ne dira šporet, a onda on namerno suprotno radi i smeje mi se u facu!"

"This kid spites me every day! I tell him not to touch the stove, and then he deliberately does the opposite and laughs in my face!"

Dutch Dutch Speaking Countries

BOB

Word USED On Occasion BY Everybody

A way to signal you won't be drinking because you are the designated driver for the party.

"Neen dank U ik drink niets. Ik ben BOB."

"No thanks, I don't drink. I'm Bob."

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Arabic Palestine

واوا

Word USED On Occasion BY Kids and Parents

It's a baby/toddler word, usually used by babies or parents talking to their babies to indicate an injury or pain.

"ماما اجري واوا."

"Mama my leg wawa."

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Arabic Palestine

اتفضل

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everybody

(give away out of kindness or excess) • The root of the word in standard Arabic means to give away out of excess and/or kindness, but is commonly used in Arab countries by the giver to convey hospitality. The giver would commonly say it while offering the receiver something- most commonly food. It's as if to mean please accept this out of your (the reciever's) kindness and excess, and not the other way around, or to say you would be kind to accept this humble thing regardless of if it's humble or not.

" اتفضل. اشي بسيط. بعد الحرب بضيفك إشي معتبر."

"Could you give away out of kindness. It's something simple. After the war, I will offer you something better."

English United States

only in Ohio

Expression USED On Occasion BY Mostly Americans

A reference to the hellish condition of the United States, although applicable anywhere.

"Bro, how is the United States $34.5T in debt?" "Only in Ohio, dawg."

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Russian Russia

жесть

Interjection USED Frequently BY Especially young people

(metal sheet) • Colloquial way of saying "damn“. Used to express surprise in a sympathetic way, usually as a reaction to some bad news.

"Прикинь, сегодня меня чуть не сбила машина» «Жесть!"

"Guess what, I almost got hit by a car today“ "Metal sheet!“

Russian Russia

и не говори

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(and don't even say that) • The phrase is used as emphatic agreement. The meaning is "I knew what you've just said, and I agree with it completely, even without your words, you don't even need to talk me into it"

“В поезде столько народу, не зайти, не выйти.” “И не говори.”

“There are so many people on the train, can't enter, can't exit.” “And don't even say that.”