Greece – Nationality-Related Idioms

France

του είπε μερικά γαλλικά
To tell some French
To swear.

το έστριψε αλά γαλλικά
To take French leave
To leave without saying “Goodbye”

το γαλλικό φιλί
A French kiss
A kiss with tongue

το γαλλικό κλειδί
A French key
A wrench

United-Kingdom

Εγγλέζος στο ραντεβού του
The appointment of an Englishman
To be a stickler for punctuality, be very punctual, always on time.

Germany

Γερμανικό νούμερο
German number
Expression in the army meaning the graveyard shift.

Albania

Αλβανός τουρίστας
Albanian tourist
It means something nonexistant.

Turkey

Καπνίζει σαν τούρκος
To smoke like a Turk
To smoke a lot.

εγινε Τουρκος / με εκανε Τουρκο.
To become a Turk / To make someone a Turk
To become angry – It makes me angry

βάστα Τούρκο να γεμίσω
Hold on! Turks filled up
Something cheap and not working that is made in Turkey.

Θες ν’ ακούσεις κάνα τούρκικο τώρα
You want to hear a couple turkish now?
You want me to swear?

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