As easy as falling off a log

Idioms used to indicate that something is very easy to do.

Language Idiom
Belarusian Як босаму разуцца (Jak bosamu razucca)
simpler than a stewed turnip
Breton n'eo ket gwall start - it's not very difficult
Bulgarian Фасулска работа! Лесна работа! (Fasulska rabota!) - A bean job!
Лесна работа! (Lesna rabota!) - An easy job!
Като детска игра! (Kato detska igra!) - As a child's game!
Chinese (Mandarin) 易如反掌 (yì rú fǎnzhǎng) - as easy as turning your hand over
Croatian Mačji kašalj' a cat's cough
Prosto k'o pekmez - simple as jam
Czech jednoduché jako facka - as simple as a slap in the face
snadné jak facka - as easy as a slap
snadná věc, zívačka, brnkačka - easy thing, yawn, strum
Danish Så nemt som at klø sig i nakken - as easy as scratching one's neck
Dutch Kinderspel - Child's play
Een kind kan de was doen - A child can do the laundry
Het is een fluitje van een cent - It's a one-cent whistle
Appeltje eitje - Piece of cake
Een peulschilletje - A little pod
Een koud kunstje - A cool trick
Ik doe dat met mijn ogen dicht - I do that with my eyes closed
Ik doe dat met twee handen op mijn rug - I do that with two hands behind my back
Ik doe dat met twee vingers in mijn neus - I do that with two fingers in my nose
English It's as easy as (apple) pie
It's as easy as ABC
It's as easy as 123
It's as easy as falling / rolling off a log
It's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel
It's as easy as taking candy from a baby
It's as easy as breathing
It's as easy as winking
It's as easy as shelling peas
It's a piece of cake
It's a piece of piss
It's a breeze
It's a cinch
It's a snap
It's a walk / stroll in the park
It's child's play
It's like riding a bicycle
It's no sweat
It's not rocket science
It's not brain surgery
I could do it with my eyes shut
I can do it in my sleep
French comme un jeu d'enfant - like a child's game
(faire qch) les doigts dans le nez - (as easy as sticking your) fingers in the nose
ce n'est pas sorcier - it's not sorcery
c'est facile comme bonjour - it's easy like hello
German kinderleicht / ein Kinderspiel - child's play
Greek Εἶναι παιχνιδάκι (Íne pehnidáki) - It's a toy
Hebrew (Be'eynaaim kshurot) בעיניים קשורות
with eyes tied - blindfolded, as in "I can do it blindfolded"
easy peasy - (Bekalley kalloot) בקלי קלות
Hungarian gyerekjáték child's play
pihekönnyű - featherlight
Indonesian semudah membalikkan telapak tangan - as easy as turning your palm around
Irish (Gaelic) chomh héasca lena bhfaca tú riamh - as easy as you've never seen
Italian facile come bere un bicchiere d'acqua as easy as drinking a glass of water
è un gioco da ragazzi - it's a kid's game
Japanese 朝めし前 (asameshi mae)
before breakfast - something that's so easy, you could finish it before breakfast.
Korean 누워서 떡먹기 (nuwoseo tdeokmeokki) - lying on one's back and eating rice cakes
식은죽 먹기 (sigeunjuk meokki) - eating cool rice gruel
Latvian Viegli kā atņemt bērnam konfekti - as easy as taking a candy from a child
Bērnu spēlīte - kids game
Kā divi reiz divi - like two times two
Lithuanian Paprasta kaip du kart du - it's as easy as two times two
Persian (Farsi) easy to drink - (be asaniye ab khurdan) به آسانی آب خوردن
Polish To jest jak dwa razy dwa - It's like two times two
Małe piwo - Small beer
Bułka z masłem - Bread and butter
Portuguese É canja - it's chicken soup
Romanian floare la ureche - flower at your ear
Russian Ёжику понятно (Ëžiku ponjatno) - A hedgehog understands
Проще пареной репы (Prošče parenoj repy) - Easier than a steamed turnip
Это как дважды два (Eto kak dvaždy dva) - It's as easy as two times two
Проще простого (Prošče prostogo) - Simpler than simple
Scottish Gaelic bheir e fead oirre - he whispers to her
cho sìmplidh sin - as simple as that
Slovenian mala malica - small meal
Spanish tan fácil como 1-2-3 - as easy as 123
Swedish Lätt som en plätt - as easy as a plate
Turkish Tereyağından kıl çeker gibi - as it pulls the hair from butter
Çocuk oyuncağı - child's play
Çantada keklik - partridge in the bag
Welsh mor hawddd â thynnu llaw dros wyneb - as easy as pulling a hand across the face
cyn hawsed â dim - as easy as anything
mor hawdd ag anadlu - as easy as breathing

Here's a little song I wrote based on some of these idioms:

Simon Ager As Easy As

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