Suck at sth

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by adber010, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. adber010 Senior Member

    Stockholm
    Swedish
    Hello!

    How would do you say that someone "sucks at something" meaning "be bad at something" but in the most slangy, informal way possible?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Andrious Senior Member

    "Είναι για τα μπάζα" or, most vulgar, "είναι για τον πούτσο".
     
  3. adber010 Senior Member

    Stockholm
    Swedish
    Ok, so if I suck at math: "Είμαι για τα μπάζα στα μαθηματικά"??
     
  4. Andrious Senior Member

    When it comes to lessons, it's more common to say "Είμαι σκράπας / μπουμπούνας / τούβλο στα μαθηματικά" (or any other lesson)
     
  5. adber010 Senior Member

    Stockholm
    Swedish
    And what if I suck at videogames or playing the bouzouki??
     
  6. Andrious Senior Member

    Well, the truth is that in this case we wouldn't go slang and we would say: «Είμαι εντελώς άσχετος στα βιντεοπαιχνίδια» and «Δεν ξέρω καθόλου μπουζούκι». If we want to tell someone that he really sucks at these two, we could ask him: «Κουλός είσαι;»
     
  7. adber010 Senior Member

    Stockholm
    Swedish
    But you can't say είμαι εντελώς κουλός στα βιντεοπαιχνίδια??
     
  8. Andrious Senior Member

    You could say it but it's not that common as the question.
     
  9. Perseas Senior Member

    Athens - GR
    Greek
    Of course they are more common and more traditional, but "Είμαι για τα μπάζα στα μαθηματικά" is not unusual.
     
  10. adber010 Senior Member

    Stockholm
    Swedish
    great! Now I have some alternatives!
     
  11. adber010 Senior Member

    Stockholm
    Swedish
    Or generally, one could just say "είμαι χάλια σε/με κάτι", right??
     
  12. Andrious Senior Member

    Of course, but "είμαι χάλια σε/με κάτι" isn't that slang as the first examples.
     
  13. Bigglesthecat Junior Member

    English
    Wonderful thread with such useful expressions!!
     

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