Spanish Spain

de Guatemala a guatepeor

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

Equivalent of the English “from bad to worse”.

“Este día fue de Guatemala a guatepeor.”

"This day went from Guatemala to guateworse."

Polish Poland

jedzie mi tu czołg?

Expression USED On Very Rare Occasion BY Some People

(do I have a tank running here?) • A phrase used to express disbelief or accuse someone of an obvious lie. In most cases, the expression is combined with a gesture of lowering the eyelid, showing the white of an eye (if not, it's implied).

"Przepraszam za spóźnienie, ale znowu musiałem pomóc sąsiadowi, który zatrzasnął się na balkonie." "Jasne. A jedzie mi tu czołg?"

"Sorry for late arrival, I had to help my neighbor who locked himself on the balcony again." "Right. Do I have a tank running here?"

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Polish Poland

z gówna bicza nie ukręcisz

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(you can't turn shit into a whip) • You can't make something out of nothing -or- you can't make miracles happen.

"Skończyłeś siekać cebulę?" "Nie ma opcji, wszystkie noże są tępe." "Trudno, z gówna bicza nie ukręcisz. Będzie bez cebuli."

"Have you finished dicing the onions?" "Not going to happen, all the knives are blunt." "Too bad, you can't turn shit into a whip. No onions then."

Dutch Netherlands

met stomheid geslagen

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

(to be hit with stupidity) • To be flabbergasted, but usually in a bad way.

"Ik was met stomheid geslagen toen ik erachter kwam."

"I was hit with stupidity when I found out."

Polish Poland

nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(not my circus, not my monkeys) • It’s an expression used to say it’s not my problem so I’m not going to worry about it!

“Och nie, Thomas i Ileana znów się kłócą!” “Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy.”

“Oh no, Thomas and Ileana are fighting again!” “Not my circus, not my monkeys.”

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?"

Dutch Netherlands

benzineschaamte

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY people who care about climate change

(n.) • (petrol shame) • When you travel by car or plane while knowing it is bad for the environment.

"Met de dalende prijzen van de trein en benzineschaamte nemen steeds minder mensen de auto op vakantie"

"With descending prices for trains and petrol shame, less people are taking the car on vacation."

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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."

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English United States

it’s been a minute

Expression USED On Occasion BY Millenials

It’s been a while, it’s been a long time, it has not happened recently

"It’s been a minute since I’ve seen my coworkers in person. The office has been closed for over a year. "

Confirmed by 3 people

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

French France

je m'en bats les couilles

Expression USED Very frequently BY French people

(I beat my testicles with it) • I don't care.

"As-tu vu le nouveau film des Avengers?" "Franchement, je m'en bats les couilles!"

"Did you see the new Avengers movie?" "Frankly, I beat my testicles with it!"

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."

Czech Czechia

padají trakaře

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY everybody

( wheelbarrows are falling) • This phrase means that it is raining a lot, it is also used when there is a storm outside.

"Nechoď dnes ven, padají trakaře!"

"Don't go outside today, the wheelbarrows are falling!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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English Worldwide

milkshake duck

Expression USED On Occasion BY people on the internet

(n.) • A milkshake duck describes the phenomena on the internet for a viral story to appear wholesome, only to be ruined later by the backstory of the person or thing featured in the story. It is based on a tweet by @pixelatedboat that says "The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist".

"Did you see the video of the guy on zoom with the filter saying he was not a cat?" "I did! So funny. Too bad it turned out to be a milkshake duck."

Polish Poland

na bank

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everybody

(for a bank) • Used to express certainty. An idiomatic equivalent to the English "for sure". Can also be used sarcastically.

"Czy będziesz dzisiaj na przyjęciu?" "Na bank!"

"Are you coming to today's party?" "for a bank!"

Confirmed by 2 people

Polish Poland

strzelać

Slang USED On Occasion BY Students

(to shoot) • A verb describing not knowing the answer in a multi-choice assignment but choosing one anyways.

"Nie uczyłem się na sprawdzian, więc strzelałem."

"I didn't study for the exam, so I was shooting."

Confirmed by 2 people

Spanish Spain

plantar un pino

Slang USED Frequently BY Most People

(to plant a pine ) • It's a very colloquial way to say that you're going to the bathroom to poop.

"Voy a plantar un pino, puede que tarde un poco en salir de casa."

"I'm going to plant a pine - I may take a while to leave my house."

Spanish Chile

pato malo

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(bad duck ) • Bad person, sometimes is used for vulgars or people who did bad things.

"Are you watching this vulgar? He's a bad duck."

"Estás viendo a ese ladrón? Es un pato malo."