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That's the way the cookie crumbles.

Submitted by Mauler on Thu, 27/12/2012 - 17:58

Idiomatic translations of "That's the way the cookie..."

Danish
Sådan er spillet
Dutch
Leven is zo
English
That's the way the ball bounces.
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Filipino/Tagalog
Ganyan talaga ang buhay.
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French
C'est la vie!
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German
So ist das Leben.
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Hungarian
Ilyen az élet!
Italian
è la vita
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Japanese
人生はそんな物さ。
Kurdish (Kurmanji)
!ژیانە ئیتر
Russian
Такова жизнь
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Swahili
Hivyo ndivyo mambo yalivyo.
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Turkish
Hayat böyle işte

Meanings of "That's the way the cookie..."

English

something that you say which means that bad things sometimes happen and there is nothing you can do to prevent it, so it is not worth becoming upset about it

Explained by Persian_Glamberts on Thu, 27/12/2012 - 19:48
Explained by Persian_Glamberts
Greek

Κάποια πράγματα απλά γίνονται και δεν υπάρχει τρόπος να αποφευχθούν

Explained by SoPink on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 15:35
Explained by SoPink
Spanish

No hay manera de prevenir algunas cosas

Explained by SoPink on Wed, 17/08/2016 - 15:36
Explained by SoPink

"That's the way the ..." in lyrics

Trailerpark - Poverty is driving the youth to pop music

I used to play instruments (yeah), today I'm being instrumentalized (instrumentalized - "so what?")
Using cheap tricks to make a fortune with tracks (money, money)
My summer hit gets released by Christmas - that's the way the cookie crumbles

Right Said Fred - 'Til the Sun Goes Cold

Well, I'm still here girl.
Maybe you weren't my whole world after all.
A crumb can crumble. [fn] Normally "that's the way the cookie crumbles" an idiom meaning "the way things result / end up / turn out" [/fn]
The Berlin Wall can tumble.

Kabát - Bang!

The homeless man was beaten to death by lords and their Bibles
Because he didn't want to tell them where he lives
That's the way the cookie crumbles, dear ladies
This book is good for this, too

Roope Salminen & Koirat - Stars Aligned

I should start building an image and speaking more carefully in public, I guess
In this line of work tears mix with rain, am I a good guy or super good at lying?
And that's the way the cookie crumbles, thankfully I have these guys to catch me when I fall
I know where we've been and where we're now

Lily Allen - Everything's Just Wonderful

Do you think,

Everything, Everyone, is going mental,
It seems to me we’re spiralling