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Game - guess Polish idioms/sayings in direct English translation


mafketis 37 | 10,897
17 Feb 2024 #1,501
if you visited, your welcome

I'm sure Polish people are just dying inside waiting for him to show up and lecture them in English about how to be Polish...
Ironside 53 | 12,424
17 Feb 2024 #1,502
The less the knowledge of Polish.... the more plastic the Pole

That is not a problem, but the fact that his post here is more about the US than about issues that are important in te Polish society. I guess he wants all the best for Poland and Poles and that is enough, not need to bully him, there are worse than him on this forum.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
17 Feb 2024 #1,503
the more plastic the Pole

Which is harmful to the environment coz when such a person dies and decomposes, all this plastic will go into the ground and stay there for centuries or if cremation is used, it will pollute the air. This way or another - damage to our planet.

Hey, all Plastic Poles and Polesses, think of protecting this planet before you pollute it with your plastic!

I guess he wants all the best for Poland and Poles

No, he doesn`t. He wants to deprive Poles and Polesses of kebab bars!!!!
Down with plastic Poles who fight against kebabs coz their next crusade will be other "foreign" dishes in the Polish cuisine like herring ala Japanese or carp ala Jewish !!!!
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
17 Feb 2024 #1,504
Ironside takes most of his arguments ( I hesitate to call them facts) about Poland from the ceiling. What does this idiom mean?
Feniks
17 Feb 2024 #1,505
Why did we have to wait so long??? :):):)

Well I'm here now.

What does this idiom mean?

Is it similar to plucking something out of the air? Something said without much thought being given to it?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
17 Feb 2024 #1,506
Well I'm here now.

yes, you are but where were you when I needed you so much for the contact with the most intelligent person I know online???? It was really unfair of you to bereave me like that! .

Something said without much thought being given to it?

Exactly!!! How do you know Iron so well?????
Feniks
17 Feb 2024 #1,507
where were you when I needed you

I actually got tired of reading all the arguments on here and the return of a couple of cockroaches was off-putting too.

How do you know Iron so well?????

Hej!! Don't involve me in your arguments!!!
Ironside 53 | 12,424
17 Feb 2024 #1,508
Ironside takes most of his arguments

Are you crying because you are unable to win ANY argument with me? all you do is a smear campaign and aspersions that is a weapon of a coward and a cad. lol!

You that is a total piffle, duby smalone, farmazony ...
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
17 Feb 2024 #1,509
Hej!! Don't involve me

Sorry, don`t mind, I was only checking your intelligence after that break you had taken. :):):

duby smalone, farmazony ...

Wonderfully old Polish which reminds me of the times 40-30 years ago. Thanks. That`s the Polish you remember from before leaving Poland for 30 years.

Are you crying

No, laughing all the time. :):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Feb 2024 #1,510
To put a stick into an anthill - what does it mean?
jon357 74 | 22,054
23 Feb 2024 #1,511
It means the opposite of letting sleeping dogs lie.

Basically opening a can of worms.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
24 Feb 2024 #1,512
Yes!!!

What context is peppery mostly used in???
mafketis 37 | 10,897
24 Feb 2024 #1,513
What context is peppery mostly used in???

When you don't like something and/or are angry?

example (taken randomly from google)

" Pieprzony chodnik!- krzyknęła przewracając się o wystającą płytę."

"Effin' sidewalk!" she yelled stumbling over a slab that was sticking out"
jon357 74 | 22,054
24 Feb 2024 #1,514
Pieprzony

I.e a euphemism for pierdolony.

Lots of such in Polish.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
24 Feb 2024 #1,515
Sorry, guys, that`s not what I meant. I said peppery, not peppered!
jon357 74 | 22,054
24 Feb 2024 #1,516
peppery

Pieprzowy?

Exciting, colourful, spicy, with variety
mafketis 37 | 10,897
24 Feb 2024 #1,517
What context is peppery mostly used in???

The problem is figuring which 'peppery' you mean...

pieprzowy? then gaz pieprzowy (Pepper spray)

pieprzny? dirty, ribald (as in dirty story, dirty joke) which seems maybe related to pieprzony....

added: similar in English might be 'spicy' as jon mentioned in a previous post
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
27 Feb 2024 #1,518
pieprzny? dirty, ribald (as in dirty story, dirty joke)

Yes, that`s what I meant! Good! :):):)

Now, another idiomatic adjective. Sticky!!!
mafketis 37 | 10,897
27 Feb 2024 #1,519
Sticky

easy!

lepkie ręce = sticky fingers (prone to stealing)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
27 Feb 2024 #1,520
Sorry, that`s not what I meant.

easy!

Not so fast. Sorry. :):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
27 Feb 2024 #1,521
Hint is in the name of the thread:
- guess Polish idioms/sayings in direct English translation
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
27 Feb 2024 #1,522
Before I forget: what does Tomato mean in special usage?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
5 Mar 2024 #1,523
Now, another idiomatic adjective. Sticky!!!

Hint - this adjective comes from a noun.
Feniks - | 134
15 Mar 2024 #1,524
what does Tomato mean in special usage?

Does this have something to do with a children's game?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
15 Mar 2024 #1,525
Well, yes, but also adopted by adults for their mature games and that`s my riddle. :):):)
Feniks - | 134
15 Mar 2024 #1,526
adopted by adults for their mature games

Lol. Every question is answered with the word 'tomato'.
johnny reb 49 | 7,098
16 Mar 2024 #1,527
Before I forget: what does Tomato mean in special usage?

A hot looking woman in the WW2 era.
Feniks - | 134
16 Mar 2024 #1,528
Sticky!!!

What context? Clingy, persistent, viscous?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
16 Mar 2024 #1,529
Every question is answered with the word 'tomato'.

Yes!! But what for???

What context?

Need a hint??? Ok, it denotes a negative context. :):):)

Clingy, persistent, viscous?

No, forget this meaning of sticky like glue etc. I mean another meaning. Derived from a noun, to be precise.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
16 Mar 2024 #1,530
Sorry, I need to introduce another idiom before I forget:
Incited by Novi`s activity in the forum:

to give on the balls!! What does it proudly mean????


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