If you’re travelling abroad you would hate to embarrass yourself and, as the Swedes say, “get caught with your beard in a mailbox.” OK the translation to English leaves something to be desired, but it’s never a bad idea to brush up on a foreign language. Check out these food-related phrases from around the world. They can’t be translated or taken literally, but if you throw one out, the locals (or that cute guy at the quaint café) will definitely be impressed.
Teacher’s pet/Petit chouchou (French)
Petit chouchou literally translates to “little cabbage,” but this phrase doesn’t really have anything to do with the cruciferous vegetable.