My 3 favorite (& funny) phrases in Romanian

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  1. Awww, these are cute! I “created” a similar one for I’m full – when I’m done eating but there’s still food left (aka almost every time) I say, o sa explodez!! So now if I even look like I might be done, my host mom will say, you afraid you’re going to explode? Hehe.

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  2. The Romanian word “pui” does not refer simply to chickens. It is used for the young of many animals, meaning “little one” , for example: pui de leu- lion cub or little lion; “pui de elefant”- little elephant, etc. It follows that in the expression “un pui de somn” it simply means “a little nap” and not a full size one- there is no reference to chickens.

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  3. Love this post, of course! I’ve found they have quite an inventive phrase for taking a nap here in Nicaragua, too. It’s “echar un pelón” which more or less literally translates into “throw a bald man”. It’s so great 🙂

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