Top 7 the funniest Polish sayings and expressions

Polish sayings are pretty funny (source:

Polish sayings are pretty funny (source:

Polish language is full of bizarre idioms and if you look closely at the literal meaning you will realise they are often downright hilarious. Here is a list of 9 the funniest Polish sayings and expressions. Use them to sound like a regular Pole!

1.Not my circus, not my monkeys
Polish: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy

A complicated and fun way of saying that something is not your problem.

2. Don’t divide the skin while it’s still on the bear
Polish: Nie dziel skóry na niedźwiedziu

A Polish way of saying to not celebrate too early. Poles know that first you need to catch a bear!

3. Don’t teach a father how to make children
Polish: Nie ucz ojca dzieci robić

The English version is actually as bizarre as Polish – Don’t teach your grandmother how to suck eggs. It’s nothing more than an advice given to a person that is unnecessary as they already know it (and probably they even have more knowledge about the topic than the person giving the advice).

4.To drill a hole in someone’s belly
Polish: Wiercić komuś dziurę w brzuchu

DIY-driven saying expressing annoyance or pestering.

5. To throw peas onto a wall
Polish: Rzucać grochem o ścianę

This is how Poles describe being ignored…

6. Don’t call the wolf from the forest
Polish: Nie wywołuj wilka z lasu

Poles don’t tempt fate, they don’t call the wolf from the forest.

7. Stuff yourself with hay
Polish: Wypchać się sianem

A Polish person won’t tell you to get lost, they will tell you to ‘stuff yourself with hay’




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