Slang refers to the kind of informal speech which is common in every language. We have an article series on Words everybody needs to know before going to Russia. The articles explore the matter of how the same words can have different meanings, depending on how they are used. Slang is something which doesn’t just differ internationally, but also regionally. Which Language is that, gives examples of the extensive differences in slang in different areas of Brazil. Sometimes the words are so different that native Brazilians can’t understand one another!
The Essential French Slang article, lists the most important slang words which people need to know when travelling to France. Howdy, come here! takes a look at Polish slang. As a result of Poles emigrating to English speaking countries, a mixture of Polish and English has now become quite common.
Slang is also common in Romanian, as is explained in Top of unconventional expressions you must know when visiting Romania. There is no Italian Slang!! analyses the main uses of slang in Italian and questions to what extent it exists. Young Italian speakers use a mix of dialectal expressions and geographical-related slang words. British Regional Dialects discusses how a person from one part of Britain may have problems understanding someone from another part, as a result of differing slang.
For a deeper insight into the topic of slang internationally, check out the articles below: