Episode 13: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys!

Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy! 

English Phonemes: “nyeh mooy tsihrk, nyeh MOH-yeh MAHW-pih”

Literal translation: “Not my circus, not my monkeys!”
Closest English saying: “This isn’t my party!”
Meaning: None of this craziness is my doing! I have nothing to do with the nuttery going on!

Nie = no, not
Mój = my [singular masculine]
Cyrk = circus
Moje = my [plural]
Małpy = monkeys

Listener Karen remembered hearing a Polish phrase ages ago about circuses and monkeys, and that discussion generated this episode. Thanks, Listener Karen!

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