More Brits are learning foreign slang as the number speaking second language in the UK soars

More Brits are learning foreign slang as the number speaking second language in the UK soars

- in Uk News
185
0

BRITS are becoming more fluent in foreign slang as the number speaking a second language soars.

Four in ten office staff are now multilingual, with French, German and Spanish spoken the most after English, a survey shows.

Managing Director of Top Language Jobs Alex Fourlis says learning a new language can help ‘broaden your career’

European sayings they may be learning include the French version of “it’s raining cats and dogs” — which is “it’s raining like p*ssing cows”.

Other wacky phrases include the Greek for “keep your nose out” (too many opinions sink the ship).

More than half who speak another language use it for their job, the study for online language recruitment firm Top Language Jobs found.

Its boss Alex Fourlis said: “I’m originally from Greece.

English is my second language. That has led me to great opportunities.”

Other foreign versions of popular English sayings include:

France — I have other cats to whip (I’m too busy)

Sweden — There’s no cow on the ice (No need to worry)


Italy — Not all doughnuts come with a hole (Things don’t always turn out the way you want)

Poland — Did you fall from a Christmas tree? (Are you stupid?)

Turkey — If you want yoghurt in winter, you must carry a cow in your pocket (Do whatever it takes to be successful)


  • GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You may also like

Christmas post chaos feared as Royal Mail staff vote to strike over festive season

POSTIES have voted to bring havoc to Christmas