English is a widespread language that is used globally. British, North America, Australia speaks English. Even most parts of Africa and Asia have people who are quite fluent in this particular language. It sure does have a wide reach, but that doesn’t mean you should use it anywhere. English has borrowed a lot stuff from different languages and so, you should be more careful about using certain words. They may sound okay-ish in English, but their translation in local language might embarrass you. Let’s look into a few English words that mean hilarious in different languages.
In Swedish, Bra means good. In English, you know it.
Romanian people say crap when they see a fish, because that’s what crap means in Romania! Even the food packets having fishes are sold as ‘crap’ labelled on them.
Say ‘I need some fresh air’ in Indonesia, and they will give you a glass of water. Because air means water. There!
Polish, Czech or the Slavia people might have your consent if you replied by saying No to their questions. Because No = Yes!
In English, it is a simple tool. In German, it means ‘awesome’.
Kiss means ‘Pee’ in Swedish. Don’t ever use English words like ‘Kiss’ in Sweden. Like, never ever!
Gift translates to Poison in German. So next time when you’re discussing on gifting someone in Germany, you might end up being in trouble.
Brat means Brother in Russian. Ah, these different languages!
You need to be careful while using ‘pet’ in Paris. This simple 3 letter word translates to ‘fart’ in French. Tricky enough?
In German, Handy means ‘cellphone’. Which is, okay right?
Italian colloquially converts ‘die’ into ‘come on’. I mean, c’mon you different languages!
Gary means ‘diarrhea’ in Japanese. I feel bad for all those Garry’s around!