20 funniest Polish phrases
Every language has its specific expressions which are pretty difficult to understand abroad. Polish is not an exception in this field. Just have a look at some examples:
1. A Pole won’t tell you to get lost.
They’ll tell you to “stuff yourself with straw” (wypchać się sianem).
2. Poles don’t snack.
They “take something on a tooth” (wziąć coś na ząb).
3. A Pole never beats around the bush.
He prefers to “wrap the truth in cotton” (owijać prawdę w bawełnę).
4. Polish people are not nit-picky.
They are “looking for a hole in the whole” (szukać dziury w całym).
An interesting list can be found here: http://matadornetwork.com/notebook/20-funniest-polish-phrases-use/
”Thank you from the mountains” as the Poles would say instead of thanks in advance…
Source: matadornetwork, Communications-Unlimited