Lesser known amazing foreign phrases?
February 7, 2012 7:39 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for obscure but beautiful or amazing sayings or phrases or words in languages or dialects other than American English.
posted by jitterbug perfume to Writing & Language (32 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
That's basically it. I'm looking for them to connote amazing wonder, fear, love, beauty, bittersweetness, excellent observation or excellent articulation of the un-articulatable - to be beautiful, funny, or wise. As I said, I would like them to be on the lesser known end of things. If you have a really good one, I can loosen up on the obscure thing - I just don't want a bunch of "Home is where the heart is"-level stuff.