Found in Translation

Found in Translation is back.  This time we are partnering with artist and amateur linguist Jen Giacalone

In this section, we take a well known phrase from another language, then find the equivalent saying in English.

If your language has an alternative version, we would love to know, so post it in the comments!

So, this week’s saying is:

In Italian you don’t say “please return this item that you’re borrowing from me”, you say “si chiama Pietro (e torna indietro)”, which roughly sounds like “its name is Jack (’cause it’s got to come back)”.

What is it in your language?

Also, rather than a picture, we thought we’d run a musical interlude with this one.


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