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English Words That Could Actually Get You into Trouble in Other Countries (23 pics)

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Bra

In Swedish, it means “good.” Well, no complaints with this translation.

Smoking

In French, this is a tuxedo.

Gift

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

Pepperoni

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

Brat

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

Kiss

In Swedish, “kiss” means “pee”.

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.

Fart

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

Ohio

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

Handy

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

Hammer

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

Mist

Yet again in German, this means “manure”.

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.

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.

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.

Die

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

Air

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

No

In Polish, Czech and some other Slavic languages this can actually mean “yes”.

Barf

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

Pet

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

Trombone

In French, this is a paperclip.

Lol

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

Vader

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




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Fnarget 10 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
#14 is wrong, there's no such word in Swedish.
They do have "Fart hinder" though and "Fart kontroll" (Speed gauge).

And while we're on the subject, Gift means both Poison and Married.

Slut means end, so yes there is a "slut station" which is the final station on a bus route.
       














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