Ukraine – Nationality-Related Idioms

Spain

він такий X, як я іспанський льотчик
He is as X as I’m Spanish pilot
He is not X.

Italy

проводити італійський страйк
Italian strike
To do the job, but extremely slow

Sweden

шведський стіл
Swedish table
A buffet.

шведська сім’я
Swedish family
Three people of both sexes (one man and two women or two men and one woman) living together in one house – ménage à trois

Russia

москаль
Muscovite
A bad person, sometimes (but not always) a person that expresses the traits typically associated with stereotype Russian or stereotype maloros. Used more in the west part.

 

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