Opa! (Greek expression)
"Opa!" (Greek: Ώπα) is a common Greek emotional expression. It is frequently used during celebrations such as weddings or traditional dancing. In Greek culture, the expression sometimes accompanies purposeful or accidental plate smashing. It can also be used to express shock or surprise, especially when having just made a mistake. The expression is also used by Arabs in the Eastern Mediterranean, who sometimes pronounce it as "obah", especially when picking up or playing with children.
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