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What are some English words that have different meanings in other languages which you find funny? 

In Swedish children like this sentence in English "I buy pink sheet" because in Swedish "Aj baj pink skit" it means "Ouch poop pee shit"

Also, kiss means pee. 

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This is the opposite, but in Hebrew "die" means enough.

It's always funny to hear an Israeli yelling at their child in the grocery store "DIE!"

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In English it would be potato, in spanish one translation papa. Now when you papa, you need to know where to put the force in the word because it can either mean a potato or father which I find funny cuz you are calling a potato your father and vice versa

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On 3/5/2021 at 3:24 PM, eeza17 said:

It's always funny to hear an Israeli yelling at their child in the grocery store "DIE!

People who watched that The Simpsons episode with sideshow Bob in court know this one:
In German, "die" is an article for feminine nouns. So Bob said "Die Bart, die. That's German" as to explain he wasn't meant to threaten Bart but was "just" using German :D (which is wrong in the grammatical sense, btw. Bart is a boy so you'd use "der" in German, the article for male nouns - if anyone wanted to know).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaXigSu72A4
I also find the nine nine nine meme funny. When you say "nine" in Germany, people would understand "nein", which translates to "no" in English.
 

18 hours ago, Blake said:

In English it would be potato, in spanish one translation papa. Now when you papa, you need to know where to put the force in the word because it can either mean a potato or father which I find funny cuz you are calling a potato your father and vice versa

I once took a few Spanish lessons and noticed this, too. Found it quite funny while learning.

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On 4/15/2021 at 5:55 AM, NotHeartless said:

People who watched that The Simpsons episode with sideshow Bob in court know this one:
In German, "die" is an article for feminine nouns. So Bob said "Die Bart, die. That's German" as to explain he wasn't meant to threaten Bart but was "just" using German :D (which is wrong in the grammatical sense, btw. Bart is a boy so you'd use "der" in German, the article for male nouns - if anyone wanted to know).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaXigSu72A4
I also find the nine nine nine meme funny. When you say "nine" in Germany, people would understand "nein", which translates to "no" in English.

As someone who does not speak German, but have a few friends who speak German/Yiddish, I am impressed that I was aware of this conceptually : ))

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On 5/7/2021 at 10:36 PM, eeza17 said:

As someone who does not speak German, but have a few friends who speak German/Yiddish, I am impressed that I was aware of this conceptually : ))

Nice!

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