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14 English Words That Mean Something Awkwardly Different In Other Languages. Kiss or Pee? Pee or Kiss? they are the same meaning!

14 English words that have homonyms with totally different meanings in other languages! Although the words themselves aren`t direct translations, they mean something totally different when you break it down to phonetics.

Air means water in Indonesian.

Air means water in Indonesian.

Pet translates to fart in French.

Pet translates to fart in French.

Here`s another English-to-French doozy. Smoking means tuxedo.

Here`s another English to French doozy. Smoking means tuxedo.


Kiss means pee in Swedish.

Kiss means pee in Swedish.


Handy means cellphone in German.

Handy means cellphone in German.

Die translates to the Italian phrase for "Come on!"

Die translates to the Italian phrase for  Come on!


In Sweden, bra means good.

In Sweden, bra means good.


Ohio translates to good morning in Japanese.

Ohio translates to good morning in Japanese.


Mist means manure in German.

Mist means manure in German.

Vader from Star Wars means father in Dutch.

Vader from Star Wars means father in Dutch.


Barf translates to snow in Hindi.

Barf translates to snow in Hindi.


Gift means poison in German.

Gift means poison in German.


Preservative roughly translates to condom in French.

Preservative roughly translates to condom in French.

LOL means fun in Dutch.

LOL means fun in Dutch.

The moral of the story is that you really shouldn`t walk around Paris talking about your pet...unless getting weird looks is your jam, that is.

english words that mean something awkwardly different in other languages

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