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This topic contains 16 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Greek Language Manager 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #13533
    Russian language manager Z

    These phrases come mainly from phrasebooks and language courses.
    Some of them are intended to illustrate particular grammatical points, others I just found amusing.
    Finding occasions to use them might

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  • #13534
    Russian language manager Z

    BELARUSIAN

    Куды зьнiклi ўсе мае грошы? (Kudy z’nikli use maje hrošy?)
    Where did all my money disappear to?

    Калi ласка, пакладзiце мне паболей бульбы.

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    Russian language manager Z

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  • #13536
    Russian language manager Z

    GREEK (Modern)

    Ο δρακος επιμενει να θυσιάσουν μια κοπελα αλλιως θα καψει το χωριο.
    (O drakos epimenei na thysiásoun mia kopela allios tha kapsei

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    Russian language manager Z

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  • #13565
    Lina F

    ‘Tu eres mi media naranja’
    Spanish

    In English: You are my orange half

    It’s an expression of endearment in which you refer to someone as your soulmate or love of your life.

    ‘Kao ga hiro i’
    Japanese

    In

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  • #13601
    Jeni Z

    Dutch phrases
    Het strijkijzer is aan, wees voorzichtig.
    The iron is on, be careful.

    Ik ben uitgegleden over een bananenschil.
    I slipped on the banana peel.

    Waar zijn de lepels en de vorken van de zoon?
    Where

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  • #13616
    Russian language manager Z

    CEBUANO
    Gusto kung mosakay sa kabaw.
    I want to ride on a water buffalo.

    (The Cebuano language is spoken by more than twenty million people in the Philippines and is the most widely spoken of the Visayan

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  • #13625
    Lina F

    ‘бурхан оршоо бутын чинээ сахал урга’

    Mongolian

    In English: God bless you and may your mustache grow like brushwood

    It is a polite way to say “God bless you” when

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  • #13634
    Russian language manager Z

    DUTCH

    Het strijkijzer is aan, wees voorzichtig.
    The iron is on, be careful.

    Ik ben uitgegleden over een bananenschil.
    I slipped on the banana peel.

    Waar zijn de lepels en de vorken van de zoon?
    Where

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  • #13689
    Greek Language Manager

    ‘Annyit ért hozzá mint tyúk az ábécéhez’

    Hungary

    In English: He knows as much about it as a hen knows about the alphabet

    A way of saying that someone knows nothing about the thing in question.

    ‘Dar

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  • #13721
    Russian language manager Z

    SWEDISH

    Mitt huvud trillar av och det är fullt av godis.
    My head falls off and it is full of candy.

    Vart tog vägen vägen? Vi åker på en åker!
    Where did the road go? We are traveling on a field!

    De

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  • #13728
    Lina F

    ‘Alimentar um burro a pão-de-ló’
    Portuguese

    In English: To feed the donkey sponge cake

    It means to treat someone nicely even though they don’t deserve it.

    ‘Hals- und Beinbruch’
    German

    In English:

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  • #13751
    Russian language manager Z

    HEBREW

    הגבר והחתול שלו רוקדים. The man and his cat dance.

    הבננה שלי בכיס. My banana is in the pocket.

    לגברים יש חלב! Men have milk.

    החתול אוהב גבינות!

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  • #13766
    Russian language manager Z

    WELSH
    Mae dafad wedi bwyta fy mrechdanau!
    A sheep has eaten my sandwiches!

    Fydd Iago ddim yn prynu petrol yfory.
    James will not be buying petrol tomorrow.

    Mae’n brydgell ac mae’r brochgim stwd / Yn gimblo

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  • #13783
    Greek Language Manager

    1. CHUỘT TÚI// RAT POCKET
    Meaning: Kangaroo
    Language: Vietnamese

    Many of the Vietnamese words for animals sound as if a group of comedians went to a zoo and started roasting every creature they saw.

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