We're gonna need a bigger boat

English United States

Reference USED Rarely BY Some people

Reference to the 1975 shark movie Jaws. Is used when current resources aren't enough to handle the situation that is about to come.

"I heard more than 100 people are coming to the party tonight" "Damn, we're gonna need a bigger boat"


Confirmed by 15 people




laburar

Spanish Argentina

Word USED Frequently BY Some people

Used for the verb "to work" in the Lunfardo, which is an argot originated and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the lower classes in Buenos Aires and from there spread to other cities nearby, such as the surrounding area Greater Buenos Aires, Rosario and Montevideo.

"Mañana tengo que laburar."

"Tomorrow I have to work."


Confirmed by 15 people




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nietwaar*

* nottrue

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED Frequently BY many people

Used at the end of a sentence to ask for confirmation, like the English use of "right".

"Het is lekker weer vandaag, nietwaar?"

"The weather is great today, nottrue?"


Confirmed by 9 people




ngl

English Various countries

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Young people

Stands for "not gonna lie" and is used before a statement that might be perceived as strange, or too honest. As an acronym, it's mostly used online.

"What do you think of my painting?" "ngl, it's not your best."


Confirmed by 23 people




poppeslok*

* babysip

West Frisian Friesland, Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It's when you go to visit a newborn.

"Wy gjinne op poppeslok by Amarens en Bouwe."

"We are going to visit Amarens and Bouwe to see their newborn."


Confirmed by 7 people




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o Papa é argentino, mas Deus é brasileiro*

* the Pope is Argentine, but God is Brazilian

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

It is used whenever Brazil faces or is compared to Argentina. You can also just say "God is Brazilian" when something good happens in Brazil.

"Acho que a Argentina ganha a próxima copa" "Não mesmo! O papa é argentino, mas Deus é brasileiro"

"I think Argentina wins the next world cup" "No way! The Pope is Argentine, but God is Brazilian"





rizar el rizo*

* to curl the curl

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

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"





tirar o cavalinho da chuva*

* to take the little horse off the rain

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

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."





wicked*

* evil

English United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY People Over 30

Another word for cool, awesome, great, amazing or fun

"What did you think of the rollercoaster?" "It was wicked!"

"What did you think of the rollercoaster?" "It was great!"





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hätti wari dadi!*

* had I, did I, would I

German | Austrian Dialect Austria

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

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!"





vlees noch vis*

* neither meat nor fish

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

When something or someone is neither one nor the other, doesn’t belong to anything specific.

“Deze publicatie is vlees nog vis, is het dagboek of een autobiografie? “

"This publication is neither meat nor fish, is it a dairy or an autobiography?"





feest der herkenning*

* party of recognition

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An experience that is enjoyable because it evokes a feeling of recognition, such as a faithful cinematic adaptation of a beloved novel.

"Ik vond vorige week al mijn oude LP's. Ik heb ze meteen opgezet, en het was echt een feest der herkenning."

"I found all my old LPs last week. I put them on immediately, and it was a real party of recognition."





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flauwe grap*

* weak joke

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

A bad joke.

"Jeetje, wat een flauwe grap."

"Geez, what a weak joke."





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virado no Jiraya*

* to be acting like Jiraya

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Teens

When someone's very angry because something upsetting happened, or simply woke up in a bad mood, they are "like Jiraya".

"Elisa ficou virada no Jiraya quando viu que ficou em terceiro lugar no concurso."

"Elisa started acting like Jiraya after she discovered that she got third place in the contest. "





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bomvol

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

When something is very full (as if it were about to explode).

"Mijn inbox is echt bomvol."

"My inbox is bomb full."