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Game - guess Polish idioms/sayings in direct English translation


Chemikiem
16 Jan 2021 #1,201
Yay!

A new one:

Być łaskotanym na różowo.
Lenka 3 | 2,565
16 Jan 2021 #1,202
Yay

Not yet, it was a hint :)

Btw, I have no idea about yours...
OP pawian 176 | 15,402
16 Jan 2021 #1,203
To blacken someone.

Yes. Do you know the origin of it?

hiding away and isolating oneself from people?

Nope, although Lenka jokingly agreed.
I think this sand can also be translated as dust meaning dirt.

to be tickled pink - I am not sure but I guess when people praise you, your face blushes with embarassment. hahaha
Chemikiem
16 Jan 2021 #1,204
Not yet, it was a hint :)

Nie yay :(

Go to a desert? Completely bury oneself in sand?

I have no idea about yours...

Let's see if anyone else can guess before I give the answer. I would say the idiom is not so commonly used these days so this one might be a bit harder.
Lenka 3 | 2,565
16 Jan 2021 #1,205
Think about at what point in life something like that happens to people...
Chemikiem
16 Jan 2021 #1,206
Do you know the origin of it?

Mediaeval criminals were hung along with dogs to humiliate them apparently.

at what point in life something like that happens to people...

I think I've got it then. Substitute sand for dirt, and it's when you die and are buried in the ground?

I guess when people praise you, your face blushes with embarassment

It means to be very pleased with or amused by something, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that the origins lie in the face changing colour :)
Lenka 3 | 2,565
16 Jan 2021 #1,207
it's when you die and are buried in the ground?

Yes :)

to kick the calendar
Chemikiem
16 Jan 2021 #1,208
Yes :)

Yay!

to kick the calendar

We would say to kick the bucket. To die.
Chemikiem
17 Jan 2021 #1,209
Najlepsza rzecz od krojonego chleba.
Ironside 50 | 11,062
13 Feb 2021 #1,210
That too easy Chem. I won't spoil it for others. Unless you want me to.

You damn snowman!
Chemikiem
15 Feb 2021 #1,211
Unless you want me to.

Well no-one else replied and I posted it a month ago, so you might as well Iron! I'll have to think about the snowman........
Lenka 3 | 2,565
15 Feb 2021 #1,212
I posted it a month ago,

Threads get forgotten..

An easy one:
to suck it with mother's milk
Mr Grunwald 30 | 2,004
15 Feb 2021 #1,213
You damn snowman!

You Idiot! Or maybe perhaps more like "Numnut!"

Where two are fighting, there the third gains
Ironside 50 | 11,062
16 Feb 2021 #1,214
Najlepsza rzecz od krojonego chleba.

the best thing since sliced bread.
Either overt the top enthusiasm for something/someone/ or (more oft in my opinion) a sarcastic way of saying that something is foolish or somebody has a foolish idea.

You Idiot!

Good.
I would translate it as a dolt.
Chemikiem
17 Feb 2021 #1,215
o suck it with mother's milk

I'm not sure how well I'll be able to explain this. Does it mean that someone has inherited their mother's qualities ( cechy?), followed in her footsteps so to speak? To be just like her in manner and talents?

Where two are fighting, there the third gains

A third person benefits from the result of two fighting e.g 3 kids are watching TV and 2 of them are fighting over which channel to watch. Their mother comes in and sends the 2 fighting kids to their room. The 3rd child now has the TV to himself and can choose what he wants to watch.

Either overt the top enthusiasm for something/someone/ or a sarcastic way of saying that something is foolish or somebody has a foolish idea.

Pertfect Iron :)
Lenka 3 | 2,565
17 Feb 2021 #1,216
Exactly Chemikiem!

to eat your teeth on something'
Chemikiem
17 Feb 2021 #1,217
To have expert knowledge of something because someone has been doing it for a long time?
Lenka 3 | 2,565
17 Feb 2021 #1,218
Damn girl! Give me some time! ;)
Easy one

to make water out of somebody'sbrain
jon357 67 | 16,921
17 Feb 2021 #1,219
Giving someone deliberate false or confusing information or advice?
Lenka 3 | 2,565
17 Feb 2021 #1,220
Exactly. Quite often for romantic/sexual reasons
Chemikiem
17 Feb 2021 #1,221
Damn girl! Give me some time! ;)

I'll slow down I promise! ;)
Chemikiem
18 Feb 2021 #1,223
To be the best, the brightest and most gifted?
Lenka 3 | 2,565
18 Feb 2021 #1,224
Great
to have two left hands
Chemikiem
19 Feb 2021 #1,225
to have two left hands

I think that might be the equivalent of ' to be all fingers and thumbs'. To be clumsy and moving hands in an awkward way?

A new one:

Każda chmura ma srebną podszewkę.
Lenka 3 | 2,565
19 Feb 2021 #1,226
Not just there yet. Think alongside a handyman...

Every cloud has a silver lining means that in every bad moment there is something good .
Chemikiem
20 Feb 2021 #1,227
Not just there yet.

Hmm, so it's not exactly how I was thinking. Does it mean that someone is good for nothing, the handyman does nothing, doesn't lift a finger?
Lenka 3 | 2,565
20 Feb 2021 #1,228
Exactly! Of course it doesn't apply to a handyman but in my family was usually used in the context of small repairs etc.
Chemikiem
21 Feb 2021 #1,229
Every cloud has a silver lining means that in every bad moment there is something good .

Perfect :)

A new one:

Strzał w ciemno.
Chemikiem
15 Mar 2021 #1,230
Strzał w ciemno.

Guess no-one's going to have a try. Shot in the dark - to have a wild guess at something.

Maybe someone will have a go at another:

Trzeźwy jak sędzia.


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