wałeczkować

Discussion in 'Polski (Polish)' started by Baltic Sea, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Baltic Sea Senior Member

    Polish
    Witam wszystkich serdecznie!

    Chciałbym spytać się Was jak po angielsku można powiedzieć "wałeczkować". Przez słówko "wałeczkować" mam na myśli "obracać jednym kciukiem wokół drugiego tak, jak dwa wałki obracaja się wokół siebie, niekoniecznie dotykając się". Pozostałe 8 palców jest splecionych.
    Czy może to być "(to) rub circles with one's thumbs".
    Np. When I get nervous I tend to rub circles with my thumbs for a while. =? Kiedy się denerwuję zwykle przez chwilę wałeczkuję.

    Źródło: Wyobraźnia.
     
  2. NotNow Senior Member

    English
    Twiddle your thumbs.

    When I get nervous, I twiddle my thumbs.
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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  3. Baltic Sea Senior Member

    Polish
    Thank you. Is my version completely wrong or ununderstandable?
     
  4. NotNow Senior Member

    English
    It's wrong and not understandable. To rub circles with my thumbs doesn't make sense.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  5. LilianaB Senior Member

    US New York
    Lithuanian
    Is wałeczkować a standard word in Polish to express this kind of behavior? To be honest with you, this is the first time I have ever heard it. And otherwise, I agree with NotNow -- twiddle will be the word. No, it cannot be translated the way you suggested.
     
  6. dreamlike

    dreamlike Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    I have never ever heard of "wałeczkować" and would be clueless as to what does it mean had I heard it. It must be either regional or Baltic's idiolect :)
     
  7. NotNow Senior Member

    English
    Now I'm curious. How do you say twiddle your thumbs in Polish?
     
  8. dreamlike

    dreamlike Senior Member

    Poland
    Polish
    Google says it's... "kręcić młynka palcami" but I haven't heard of it, either. :D
     
  9. Baltic Sea Senior Member

    Polish
    I made up a saying of my own, i.e. "wałeczkować".
    Thank you all for answers.
     

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