Category Archives: Riga Janks

Janks collected in Riga, Latvia on January 8, 2016


Catalan: Portes tanta estona tocant les pilotes, que ja pots pujar aquí dalt i ballar una Sardana.
English: You’ve been busting my balls for such a long time, that you could just come here and dance a Sardana (fuck yourself)
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: Common Catalan expression/insult


Napolitan: ‘ttaccat’ ‘o biiberon e vatt’ a fa’ ‘na cacata, piscitiell’ ‘e canucc’
English: suck on your baby milk bottle and go take a dump, little baby
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: Italian dialect/slang from Naples meaning…” buzz off, rookie”


Latvian: Mana vecmāmiņa cep labākas kartupeļu pankūkas nekā tavējā, bet mana vecmāmiņa ir mirusi.
English: My grandmother can cook better potato pancakes than
your grandmother, but my grandmother is dead.
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: He made this up. He says that Potato-themed jokes are very common Latvia


Romanaccio: Ao’, te pìo pe’ le narici e te metto su ‘a spalla come ‘no spolverino d’inverno
English: I take you by your nostrils and throw you over my shoulder like a sweater in the winter (a spolverino is not a sweater, actually, it’s more of a light rain overcoat)
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: heard it in Rome


Romanaccio: Ao’, ma va a sona’ er tamburo sulla panza de tu madre co’ le ossa de li mortacci tua
English: go play tambourine with the bones of your ancestors on your mother’s belly
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: heard if from his female relative (maybe 16 years old) while in the car. He thinks she made it up on the spot, but this tradition is very common in Roman culture, especially while stuck in traffic.


Latvian: Tev ir tik neglīta seja, ka viņu pat māte nevarētu mīlēt.
English: Your face is so ugly only your mother could love it
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: He heard from his friends in Latvia.


Latvian: Labāk tavs tēvs būtu uz sienas pabeidzis nekā tevi taisījis.
English: It would have been better that your father would have finished on the wall instead of making you
collected: Riga, Latvia (08-01-2016)
origin: He heard from his friend, he thinks.