δεν είμαι φαν του είδους -> it's not my scene, it's not my cup of tea, it's not my kind of thing, I'm not a fan of the genre, it's not my thing, it's not my bag

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και it's not my thing, it's not my bag, it's not my cup of thing

your thing your cup of tea, what you like, your bag (informal), what turns you on (informal), what interests you, what floats your boat (informal)
Nightclubs are just not my thing!

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/thing

However, not my bag seems like 1960s "hippie" slang to me. In researching this, I did find that "bag" was a synonym for "drug of choice," and in that context, not my bag makes more sense as an expression for preference. Not my cup of tea, brings to mind a British or "high society" association, and consequently seems like the older expression and probably more universal. Its meaning also more obvious if the person you're talking to doesn't know the expression, where "not my bag" could be slightly confusing.

Another expression that comes to mind similar to these is the very simple statement, not my thing. This is even more obvious, and is a perfectly common idiom. As a side note, as a kind of humorous word play, from time to time I like to say "not my cup of thing," which combines the two expressions but is, essentially, nonsense.
http://mysenseofenglish.blogspot.com/2011/04/not-my-cup-of-tea-vs-not-my-bag.html

https://www.translatum.gr/forum/index.php?topic=24697.0




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I know, I had never heard of it either! It's like a mix of the two and I thought it would be fun even just for us to know :) (better leave it out of the topic title as you did).

As a side note, as a kind of humorous word play, from time to time I like to say "not my cup of thing," which combines the two expressions but is, essentially, nonsense.
http://mysenseofenglish.blogspot.com/2011/04/not-my-cup-of-tea-vs-not-my-bag.html

Ωραίο το it's not my kind of thing.






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Morning All! :-)!

I rather like it's not my cup of thing! I'll be spreading it around ;-)!
Ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα (Σωκράτης)



 

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