Spain – Nationality-Related Idioms

France

Despedirse a la francesa
“Goodbye in the French way”, “French farewell”
It means to leave without saying goodbye

Belgium

Poner una pica en flandes
To put a pike in Flanders
To bring off a real coup, achieve a signal success

Sweden

Hacerse el sueco
Pretend to be Swedish
Pretend not to understand, not to know about something.

Germany

Beber como un tudesco
To drink like a German
To dring a lot

Turkey

Celoso como un turco
Jealous as a Turk
To be really jealous

La cabeza de turco
Turkish head
Scapegoat

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