It’s all greek to me

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There's probably more. Polish speakers point to Chinese as well, and we also have an expression "It's like sitting at a Turkish sermon". :)
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Estonians also refer to chinese as it is more obscure than greek ever is.

Why don't you?
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For us french, it's chinese as well.
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For us french, it is also sometimes hebrew. But contrary to what the graph says, I have never heard of something being javanese to a french speaking person.
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On that graph in your link, Japanese would probably point to itself. I'm not aware of any such phrase in Japanese, there very well could be one.
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In Italy, "to me, it all looks like Arabic".
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In Germany we refer to Spanish
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Ernst: "Das kommt mir Spanisch vor" - word-by-word translated: "This appears Spanish to me" does not neccesarily mean that I do not understand something, rather that something is suspicious.

Also germans sometimes refer to chinese ("Fachchinesisch" meaning gobbledygook).
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Luddites say "It's all geek to me!"
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In Icelandic we say, similar to the Germans - "This looks Spanish to me" (Kemur mér Spánskt fyrir sjónir) meaning it is new/foreign to me.
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Actually, I've never heard of any Greek saying "it's Arabic to me" -- only "Chinese". It's true, though, that we find Arabic writing to be rather cryptic (as almost anyone, apart from Arabs).
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Paul C. Anagnostopoulos 2:56 PM on 31 Jul 2009
Yes, my mother would says "It's all Chinese."

~~ Paul

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