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.
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)
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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)
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