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efhernandez_

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As many of you may know, malakas is probably one of the most popular words and swearwords in the Greek language. I hear it all the time when I'm travelling in Greece, and even when I'm in the United States. People can't seem to get enough of it. And its original state, the word means "wanker" which is commonly used in the UK. Although, the word has taken on many forms and can mean pretty much anything from "you're my best friend" to "I hate you."

 

Sandyrigo

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When the high school boys hit the beach, I often tease my nephew and say “the malakas brothers were all at the beach today.”
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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It has several meanings which depend on the context of the conversation:

Ela re malaka - what the hell asshole
Malaka - asshole/wanker
Ti kaneis re malaka? - how are you dude/bro?
Me koroϊdeveis? Den eimai malakas - Are you messing with me? I'm not a fool.
 
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nm1999

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It has several meanings which depend on the context of the conversation:

Ela re malaka - what the hell asshole
Malaka - asshole/wanker
Ti kaneis re malaka? - how are you dude/bro?
Me koroϊdeveis? Den eimai malakas - Are you messing with me? I'm not a fool.
Great explanation! This should be on posters in Greece for tourists lol
 
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panatha

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For m malakas is a malakas period
 
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Patisqua

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I always thought a Malaka was a wanker. Thanks for the education.
 

k_tsoukalas

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This is one of the first Greek words I learned! Thanks for sharing this. :)
 

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