There are certain phrases that are better off said in Arabic, a language that never runs short of expressions.
So, when in an animated conversation with non-Arabic speaking friends, the temptation to use an Arabic expression is nearly impossible to resist.
You translate it verbatim into English ... and that's when confusion strikes.
People on Twitter know just how real the struggle is, launching a hashtag titled #LiteralArabicTranslations to show just how wrong the translations could get.
Here are 18 of the funniest ones: