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INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions for Arriving or Leaving a Place
John: Hi, everyone, and welcome back to GreekPod101.com. I'm John.
Chrissi: And I'm Chrissi!
John: This is Must-Know Greek Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 11. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions for arriving or leaving a place.
John: Young people that want to sound cool use these a lot.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Chrissi: σκάω μύτη (skáo míti)
Chrissi: την κάνω (tin káno)
Chrissi: την κοπανάω (tin kopanáo)
Chrissi: γίνομαι Λούης (yínome Lúis)
John: Chrissi, what's our first expression?
Chrissi: σκάω μύτη (skáo míti)
John: literally meaning "to burst nose." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to show up suddenly, to crop up."
Chrissi: [SLOW] σκάω μύτη [NORMAL] σκάω μύτη
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Chrissi: σκάω μύτη
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you or someone else shows up somewhere, usually unexpectedly.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Δεν το πιστεύω ότι έσκασε μύτη ο πρώην σου στον γάμο! [SLOW] Δεν το πιστεύω ότι έσκασε μύτη ο πρώην σου στον γάμο!
John: "I can't believe that your ex showed up at the wedding."
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Δεν το πιστεύω ότι έσκασε μύτη ο πρώην σου στον γάμο!
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Chrissi: την κάνω (tin káno)
John: 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."
Chrissi: [SLOW] την κάνω [NORMAL] την κάνω
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Chrissi: την κάνω
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you’re announcing that you’re leaving.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Λοιπόν παιδιά, εγώ την κάνω. [SLOW] Λοιπόν παιδιά, εγώ την κάνω.
John: "So guys, I'm off."
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Λοιπόν παιδιά, εγώ την κάνω.
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Chrissi: την κοπανάω (tin kopanáo)
John: literally meaning "to hit her." As a slang expression, it means "to leave secretly, to disappear, to be out of here."
Chrissi: [SLOW] την κοπανάω [NORMAL] την κοπανάω
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Chrissi: την κοπανάω
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression to announce that you’re leaving, usually to avoid a boring or unpleasant situation.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Λέω να την κοπανήσω πριν έρθει αυτός ο ενοχλητικός τύπος πάλι. [SLOW] Λέω να την κοπανήσω πριν έρθει αυτός ο ενοχλητικός τύπος πάλι.
John: "I think I'm gonna get out of here before that annoying guy shows up again."
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Λέω να την κοπανήσω πριν έρθει αυτός ο ενοχλητικός τύπος πάλι.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Chrissi: γίνομαι Λούης (yínome Lúis)
John: Which 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."
Chrissi: [SLOW] γίνομαι Λούης [NORMAL] γίνομαι Λούης
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Chrissi: γίνομαι Λούης
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you or someone leaves a place really quickly, almost as if running away from something or trying to escape.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Ο τύπος της έκλεψε το κινητό, όμως μέχρι να το καταλάβει εκείνη, αυτός είχε γίνει Λούης. [SLOW] Ο τύπος της έκλεψε το κινητό, όμως μέχρι να το καταλάβει εκείνη, αυτός είχε γίνει Λούης.
John: "The guy stole her phone, but he was gone by the time she realized it."
Chrissi: [NORMAL] Ο τύπος της έκλεψε το κινητό, όμως μέχρι να το καταλάβει εκείνη, αυτός είχε γίνει Λούης.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I’ll describe four situations, and you’ll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: An office worker casually announces to his colleagues that he’s leaving.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Chrissi: την κάνω
John: "to leave, to be off, to be out of here"
John: An attractive woman enters a store with men's clothes and draws the attention of all the men there.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Chrissi: σκάω μύτη
John: "to show up suddenly, to crop up"
John: Some noisy kids in the hallway of a school start running away when a teacher comes out of an office yelling at them, "Be quiet!"
[pause - 5 sec.]
Chrissi: γίνομαι Λούης
John: "to leave quickly, to disappear, to be gone"
John: A bored seminar participant leaves the auditorium before the seminar finishes.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Chrissi: την κοπανάω
John: "to leave secretly, to disappear, to be out of here"

Outro

John: There you have it; you've mastered four Greek Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at GreekPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Chrissi: Γεια χαρά!

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