nu e floare la ureche*

* it is not flower at the ear

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It can be used when describing something that is not easy.

"Trebuie să înveți pentru test, nu e floare la ureche."

"You have to study for the thest, it's not flower at the ear."





no es moco de pavo*

* it’s not turkey snot

Spanish | European Spanish Spain

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Something that is not easy to perform.

"Acabo de correr 30 kilómetros, que no es moco de pavo."

"I’ve just run 30k, which is no turkey snot."


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a vida não é um mar de rosas*

* life isn't a sea of roses

Portuguese Brazil

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

A colloquial way of saying that life is not easy.

"Você achou que seria fácil? A vida não é um mar de rosas!"

"Did you think it would be easy? Life isn't a sea of roses!"


Confirmed by 6 people




mochar

Spanish Mexico

Word USED Very frequently BY Young People

To tear off, cut carelessly or amputate.

"¿Tienes alguna idea de cómo reducir la delincuencia?" "¡Tenemos que mocharle las manos a los ladrones!"

"Do you have any ideas on how to reduce crime?" "We have to cut off thieves hands!"


Confirmed by 5 people




cargar a manchis

Spanish West, Mexico

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

To carry someone on the back. Piggyback ride.

"Lucía se torció el tobillo y tuve que cargarla a manchis durante todo el recorrido por el museo."

"Lucía sprained her ankle and I had to carry her on my back for the entire tour of the museum."


Confirmed by 4 people




Está yuca

Spanish Honduras

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

When something is hard to do.

"Está yuca realizar la tarea, no le entiendo. "

"It's not easy to do this, I don't understand it."


Confirmed by 4 people




La vie n’est pas un long fleuve tranquille*

* Life is not a long calm river

French France

Expression USED On Very Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

To explain that life is not always easy.

"Tu sais, la vie n’est pas un long fleuve tranquille."

"You know, life isn't a long calm river."


Confirmed by 7 people




sps*

* thanks

Romanian | Moldovan Moldova

Abbreviation USED In the past BY Almost Everyone

Internet slang abbreviation for "spasibo", meaning "thanks".

Note: It is a Russian word that is often used in the Moldovan dialect.

"Îmi place foarte mult rochia ta!" "Spasibo!"

"I really like your dress!" "Thanks!"





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ms*

* thanks

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Internet slang abbreviation for "mersi", meaning "thanks".

"Ieri am primit scrisoarea ta. Ms mult!"

"I received your letter yesterday. Thanks a lot!"





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No es enchílame esta *

* It's not enchiladas

Spanish Mexico

Reference USED On Rare Occasion BY Guetho

Life is not easy.

"No son enchiladas. Tendrás que aplicarte más."

"Those aren't enchiladas. You're gonna have to make an effort."





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życie to nie bajka*

* life's no fairytale

Polish Poland

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It means life it's not easy and doesn't always go as planned.

"Mówię ci, życie to nie bajka."

"I'm telling you, life's no fairytale."


Confirmed by 2 people




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no es soplar y hacer botellas*

* it isn't blowing and making bottles

Spanish Argentina

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It means that something isn't easy.

"Acabamos de poner un local pero no nos está yendo tan bien." "Bueno, no es soplar y hacer botellas. ¿Qué pretendías?"

"We just opened a store but we're not doing so well." "Well, it isn't blowing and making bottles, what did you expect?"


Confirmed by 8 people




cmf*

* how are you?

Romanian Romania and Moldova

Abbreviation USED Frequently BY Everyone

Internet slang abbreviation for "ce mai faci?", meaning "how are you?"

"Te-am văzut ieri în parc, dar erai ocupată. Ce mai faci? Este totul în regulă?"

"I saw you in the park yesterday, but you were busy. How are you? Is everything alright?"





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mbare

Sicilian Sicily, Italy

Slang USED Very frequently BY Mostly guys

(n.) Used to refer to a friend in his presence, like "buddy".

"Comu semu, mbare, tutt'a posto?"

"How are you, buddy, you all right?"


Confirmed by 3 people




🙈

Spanish Spain

Emoji USED Very frequently BY Teenage Girls

It means something is very cute. The word for that is "mono", which happens to have "monkey" as its first meaning, hence the emoji.

"Te he comprado chuches." "Ayyy 🙈"

"I bought you candy. Awww 🙈"


Confirmed by 6 people