Hungary – Nationality-Related Idioms

Portugal

Vígan dudál a Portugál
The Portugal honks happily
There is nothing to worry about.

United-Kingdom

Angolosan távozik
To leave like an English
To leave unnoticed, without saying goodbye.

Czech Republic

Csehül van/csehül érzi magát
Someone is in Czech condition/feeling Czech
To be in a bad condition(health/financial) – To feel not very well

Slovakia

Tótágast áll
Something is tótágas (where tót is the nickname for Slovak people, and tótágas can literally mean handstand)
It’s upside down or mixed up

Romania

Otthagy valakit mint Szent Pál az oláhokat
To leave soemone like St. Paul leaved the oláhs (oláh is the nickname for Romanians)
To leave someone unexpectedly

Russia

Orosz módszer
Russian solution
A simple solution

Annyian vannak, mint az oroszok
There are as many, as the Russians
There is a really huge crowd.

hiszi/látta/tudja a Tatár!
The Tatars belive/saw/knew it!
No one belived/saw/knew it!

Croatia-Serbia

Balkáni állapotok
Balkan situations
Very bad situations

Albania

Be van rúgva, mint az albán szamár
Drunk like an Albanian donkey
To be very drunk

Greece

Félek a Boiotiaiak üvöltésétől
To fear the shout of the Boeotians (Greeks)
To fear stupid peoples’ opinions

Turkey

Török átok
Turk curse
Bad neighbours

Elkapni a turk
Catch a Turk
To be left with an unexpected problem that is likely to keep you involved for long.

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