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English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

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Be careful when using these words in other countries. They might end up getting you into trouble.

Smoking
In French, this is a tuxedo.

1 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Smoking
In French, this is a tuxedo.


2 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Gift
Don’t play around with this word in Germany, where “gift” means “poison”.


3 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Pepperoni
In Italian, this is a chili pepper. So be really careful next time your want to order a pepperoni pizza in Italy.


4 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Brat
In Russian, it means “brother,” which kind of works if you think about it.


5 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Kiss
In Swedish, “kiss” means “pee”.



6 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Sean Bean
Although the pronunciation is different in Irish, the spelling is exactly the same. Sean Bean (the actor) translates to “old woman”. I assumed it would translate to “death,” but apparently not.


7 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Fart
In Norwegian, fart means “speed” i.e. how fast you are traveling. There is a joke here somewhere.


8 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Ohio
If you say this to a Japanese person they will understand “good morning.” How ’bout that.


9 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Handy
This means “cellphone” in German. I’m just going to leave this translation alone. You figure it out.


10 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Hammer
In German, this means “awesome,” i.e. Das ist so hammer!


11 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Mist
Yet again in German, this means “manure”.


12 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Gary
Although the pronunciation is a bit different “Gary” is essentially the Japanese word for “diarrhea”. So, if your name is Gary, maybe come up with a pseudonym while visiting Japan.


13 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Dump
This means “bump” in Swedish. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll have noticed that “speed bump” in Swedish would be “fart dump”. Teheheee.


14 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Crap
In Romanian, this means “carp”, as in the fish. In fact, many of the fish egg salads sold in Romania have the word “crap” plastered on them. Pro tip.


15 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Die
In Italian, this literally translates to “from” but colloquially it means “Come on!”.


16 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Air
In Indonesian, this means “water”. Now my head hurts.


17 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

No
In Polish, Czech and some other Slavic languages this can actually mean “yes”.


18 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Barf
In Hindi, Urdu, and Farsi, this means “snow.”


19 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Pet
In French this means “fart”. So when strolling around Paris, be careful when talking about your pets.


20 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Trombone
In French, this is a paperclip.


21 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Lol
It actually means “fun” in Dutch. So “we hebben lol” translates to “we are having fun”.


22 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)

Vader
In Dutch, it means “father”. Star Wars SPOILER ALERT.


23 English Words You Probably Shouldn't Use In Other Countries (23 pics)


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№1 Author: Dune_king (9 Feb 2016 02:51) Total user comments: 445


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"ya khoy" in arabic = my brother, in russian = "i'm a penis".
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№2 Author: Phynix4 (9 Feb 2016 21:16) Total user comments: 5461


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moving on...
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№3 Author: alexacrow (9 Feb 2016 22:14) Total user comments: 1164


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Smoking (Esmoquin) is also a Tuxedo in spanish.
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