Truth In Satire

In England, “Trump” Means Fart — And Other Notable Translations Of The President’s Last Name

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President Trump cut a stinky one at a White House dinner with new British Prime Minister, Theresa May — which is appropriate since “trump” means “fart” in cheery old England.

Our president’s last name appears, with minor variations, in dozens of foreign languages. The translations are not always flattering, but our thick-skinned president loves a good laugh and never takes offense. Have a look:

Norwegian: Trump or trumpa translates as “a smelly substance picked up in the street that one cannot easily scrape off the bottom of a shoe.” Usage: “Your boots are covered in dog trumpa, please leave them outside!”

Catalan: Trumpello means “the color yellow” and, alternately, “urine, but only in the context of a golden shower.”

Mandarin: Trump-hao has two possible meanings, “a dangerous escalation in tensions triggered by a minor trade dispute” or, simply, “escalator.” Example: “Don’t let your extra long tie get caught in the trump-hao.”

Danish: The Danes use the word trumpsen to convey the feeling of sadness or it can be translated more concisely as “SAD!”

Polish: Trumpczyk is defined as “huge or enormous,” as in ‘The crowds for the inauguration were trumpczyk!’”

Vietnamese: In this Southeast Asian language, trumpyen denotes “rust caused by oxidation and moisture” or “rust that forms on a democracy when it is not used enough or is neglected.”

Russian: The playful word trumpovski means “puppet” or “pawn” in Russian. Example: “With an incriminating videotape in his possession, the brilliant puppet master was able to fully control the empty-headed trumpovski.”

Arabic: Trumpadi is a form of rebuke or way of scolding others, especially employees, and can be translated as “You’re fired!”

German: The Germans use the president’s original surname, drumpf, when referring to racism or someone who is racist, as in “Good thing the island nation is not lead by a drumpf, otherwise minorities would be in big trouble.”

Italian: The simple form, trumpano, means “windbag, blowhard, or blabbermouth.” Usage: “If I have to listen to that trumpano for four more years, I’m definitely moving to Canada.”

Hebrew: In Israel and other places where Hebrew is spoken, a trumpowitz is “an emotionally-stunted individual obsessed with his mother or, less kindly, a mama’s boy.” Example: “That kind of whiny tantrum is unusual for a man, but common with a trumpowitz.”

Turkish: A 19th century addition to the language, the word trumpogan is used to denote “a weird or offbeat hairstyle” as in, “With the large front shelf, the rakish comb over, and those slicked back sides, the man created his own unique trumpogan.”

Greek: The word trumpolous entered the Greek language in Plato’s time and refers to a person who dodges military service. Usage: When war broke out, the cowardly trumpolous claimed he had a foot problem rather than serve to defend his country.”

Swahili: Trumpaea is commonly used in Tanzania, Kenya, and other African countries to mean “vagina.” Usage: When he tried to grab her trumpaea, she slapped him in the mouth, then threw him to the lions.”

Japanese: In Japan, they have a very precise word for bankruptcies that involve real estate properties — trumpimoto. Example: “When the economy tanked, all the over-leveraged casinos went trumpimoto.”

Hindi: Trumpatel is a verb in India’s primary language and means “to continuously trumpet one’s vast wealth, long after anyone cares.” Usage: “His entire organization trumpateled his many billions, but without tax returns, there was no proof.”

Korean: A culinary word, trump-pak is defined as “the soft underbelly of a domestic dog considered delicious served with duck sauce.”

French: A self-portrait is called a trumpeau in French. Example: “She hung a trumpeau of her husband in the basement of their white house, where it would not constantly nauseate her.”

Nepalese: A word that originated in the foothills of the Himalayas, a trumpsherpa is a “potbelly, paunch, or beer gut,” as in, “He had to have his expensive suits taken out twice a year due to his ever expanding trumpsherpa.”

Spanish: Trumpierdo is defined as an acute state of confusion, fear, or disbelief: “The entire country was overcome with trumpierdo when a circus barker was accidentally given a stockpile of lethal weapons.”


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