Afrikaans South Africa

geelperskereën

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • (yellow peach rain) • This expression refers to a type of rain that occurs around the time when yellow peaches come in season in South Africa. It describes a type of soft, but persistent rain.

"Dis regte geelperkereën wat nou val."

"It's real yellow peach rain falling at the moment."

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Indonesian Indonesia

gaji buta

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(blind salary) • Salary or reward given to someone who does very few works to almost nothing. The shorter version of this phrase, gabut, is also used as a slang that means doing nothing or nothing to do.

"Kerja yang benar! Jangan makan gaji buta!"

"Do the work properly! Don't eat blind salary!"

Finnish Finland

sataa kuin Esterin perseestä

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

(rains like from Esther’s ass) • When it is raining a lot. Nobody knows who Esther is.

"Jätin sateenvarjon kotiin ja matkalla junalle alkoi sataa kuin Esterin perseestä."

"I left the umbrella home and on the way to the train it started to rain like from Esther’s ass"

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French France

il pleut des cordes

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(it's raining ropes) • Used to describe heavy rainfall.

"Oh non, il pleut des cordes et je dois rentrer à pied !"

"Oh no, it's raining ropes and I have to go back home on foot!"

Confirmed by 4 people

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Lithuanian Lithuania

Pila kaip iš kibiro

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It is pouring like from a bucket) • Used to comment on heavy rain, similar to "it's raining cats and dogs".

"Vilniuje dangų skrodžia žaibai - pila, kaip iš kibiro."

"Lightning strikes in Vilnius - it is pouring as if from a bucket."

English | Yorkshire Yorkshire, United Kingdom

siling it down

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Just a local way in Yorkshire and the North East of England to talk about heavy rainfall.

"It's siling it down out there."

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Spanish Mendoza, Argentina

manso

Word USED Very frequently BY Young People

(adj.) • (meek, tame) • 1) "Cool", "awesome". 2) It can also be used as an intensifier (i.e. "such a x"), but this last meaning might not always be positive.

1) "Me regalaron un celu nuevo." "¡Manso!" 2) "Los de la empresa de viajes al final eran mansos estafadores."

1) "I was gifted a new phone." "Cool!" 2) "The people from the travel agency turned out to be such scammers."

Confirmed by 6 people

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French French speaking countries

Défonce tout !

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young adults and adults

(Destroy everything!) • Used to wish good luck to someone, for instance for a job interview or an important exam.

"Vas-y, tu vas tout défoncer à ton contrôle !"

"Go ahead, you'll destroy everything for your test!"

Confirmed by 3 people

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Polish Poland

trudno

Interjection USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(it's hard) • Used as a replacement of "it happens" / "life goes on".

"Nie zdałem testu." "Trudno, możesz go poprawić."

"I failed the test." "It's hard, you can retake it."

Confirmed by 3 people

Italian Italy

stare con le mani in mano

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to be with the hands in the hands) • You use "stare con le mani in mano" to say that someone doesn't do anything when they're supposed to.

"Non stare con le mani in mano, aiutami a portare i piatti."

"Don't be with the hands in the hands, help me bring the dishes."

Confirmed by 12 people

Italian Italy

acqua in bocca

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(water in mouth) • This is what you say when you want to tell someone to keep a secret.

"Lo sapevi che Gianna ha tradito Mario? Mi raccomando, acqua in bocca."

"Did you know that Gianna cheated on Mario? I beg of you, water in mouth."

Confirmed by 12 people

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Polish Poland

uszy do góry!

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(ears up!) • Expression used to tell somebody not to worry, because everything will be alright.

"Uszy do góry! Nadarzy się jeszcze szansa."

"Ears up! There'll be another chance."

Confirmed by 3 people

French France

s'envoyer en l'air

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to send oneself to the air) • To have sex, to get laid.

"Mon voisin passe son temps à s'envoyer en l'air, et il n'est pas discret."

"My neighbour spends his time sending himself to the air, and he is not discreet."

Confirmed by 8 people

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Dutch Netherlands

broodje aap

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(monkey sandwich ) • Something that’s nonsense or made up. Fake news.

“Achteraf bleek dat het allemaal broodje aap was.”

“In the end it turned it it was all monkey sandwich.”

Confirmed by 4 people

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Indonesian Indonesia

bucin

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young People

(slave of love) • Someone who madly fall in love with someone else that they would do anything for in order to not lose that person.

"Bucin banget sih lo sampe rela ngabisin duit lo buat beliin apa yang dia mau."

"You are such a slave of love that you are willing to spend all of your money to buy everything she wants."

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Polish Poland

trzymam kciuki

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(I hold thumbs) • In Poland, we hold our thumbs instead of crossing our fingers to wish somebody good luck.

"Jutro mam egzamin ustny." "W takim razie trzymam kciuki!"

"I have an oral exam tomorrow." "In that case, I hold fingers!"

Confirmed by 3 people

Indonesian Indonesia

galau

Word USED Frequently BY Mainly Young People

(v.) • (complicated thoughts) • Used when you are sad, confused, having problems that you almost cannot do anything else because those problems are the only thing you are thinking right now. Also used when you are confused choosing over some choices.

"Dia lagi galau karena habis diputusin pacarnya."

"She currently is having complicated thoughts because she was dumped by her boyfriend."

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Dutch Netherlands

maak je borst maar nat

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(make your breast wet) • Prepare yourself for a lot of hard work or unpleasant conditions.

"Maak je borst maar nat, vanavond gaat het hard onweren."

"Go ahead and make your breast wet, tonight there will be heavy thunder."

Confirmed by 4 people

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German | Swabian Swabia, Germany

's Läba isch koi Schlotzer

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Swabians

(Life is not a lollipop) • Used as a response when someone complains about a small problem or task. Meaning life is not always easy.

"Ich hab noch soviel zu tun..." "s Läba osch koi Schlotzer"

"I have sooo much to do..." "Life is not a lollipop"

Confirmed by 4 people

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Polish Poland

być nie w sosie

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(v.) • (to be not in the sauce) • To be in a bad mood.

"Czemu jesteś nie w sosie? Coś się stało?"

"Why are you not in the sauce? Something happened?"

Confirmed by 3 people