It’s All Greek to Me

In English, when you don’t understand something, you say "It’s all Greek to me".  In French you say either, "C’est de l’hébreu" (It’s in Hebrew) or "C’est du chinois" (It’s in Chinese).  In Spanish you say, "Me suena a chino" (Sounds like Chinese to me).

It would be interesting to learn what other languages people refer to in different cultures around the world when they find something confusing.

Please let us know if you have an expression in your language comparing something you don’t understand to another language.  We’d love to learn more of these expressions!


Mama Lisa

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3 Responses to “It’s All Greek to Me”

  1. Hana Says:

    In Czech we say: Je to pro mě španělská vesnice.
    It’s a Spanish village to me.

  2. Susy Says:

    In Italian we say “E’ Arabo” (is Arabian)

  3. Susy Says:

    Sorry I meant (it is Arabian)

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