Thanks to QZ.com (The insults in other languages that sound the strangest in English) for these nuggets. Inspired by cjmerc39’s Reddit post.
- Vai a quel paese (Italian)
Literally: Go to that country.
Means: Go to hell.
- China, I’m going to donner you (South African English)
Literally: Friend, I’m going to thunder you.
Means: I’m going to beat you up.
- Anda a ver si el gallo puso (Venezuelan Spanish)
Literally: Go see if the rooster laid an egg.
Means: Go away, stop bothering me.
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