3 Slang Expressions for Arriving or Leaving a Place

σκάω μύτη (skáo míti) literally meaning “to burst nose.” But when it’s used as a slang expression, it means “to show up suddenly, to crop up.” Use this slang expression when you or someone else shows up somewhere, usually unexpectedly.

Example: Δεν το πιστεύω ότι σκάει μύτη ο πρώην σου στον γάμο!I can’t believe that your ex showed up at the wedding!

την κάνω (tin káno) This literally means “to do her.” But when it’s used as a slang expression, it means “to leave, to be off, to be out of here.” Use this slang expression when you’re announcing that you’re leaving.

Example: Λοιπόν παιδιά, εγώ την κάνω.

So, guys, I’m off

γίνομαιΛούης This literally means “to become Lοuis” — a reference to Spyros Louis, a Greek water-carrier who won the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics held in Athens. When this is used as a slang expression, it means “to leave quickly, to disappear, to be gone.

Example: Ώρα να φέυγω! Γίνομαι Λούης! It’s time to get going! I’m running away!

You can also read: 3 Slang Expressions Related to Being Angry

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