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Greek language is very beautiful but also one of the hardest ones there are. But once you get to know your basics you will immediately fall in love with it and want to learn more. Greeks are very communicative and expressive, they accompany their every word, every feeling with a gesture or movement so it sticks with you whether you want it or not.

Although you will have no trouble communicating with your Greek hosts in English (or some other languages), it is always a big boost if you say a few carefully picked words and phrases in beautiful Greek!

  • Yes – Ne’ 
  • No  – O’hee 
  • Thank you – Efharisto’ 
  • Thank you very much – Efharisto’ poli’ 
  • You’re welcome – Parakalo’ 
  • Please – Parakalo’ 
  • Excuse me – Signo’mi 
  • Hello – Ya’soo
  • Good morning – Kalime’ra 
  • Good afternoon – Kalo’ mesime’ri 
  • Good evening – Kalispe’ra 
  • Good night – Kalini’hta 
  • Do you speak … – Mila’te … 
  • English – Anglika’ 
  • French – Gallika’ 
  • German – Germanika’ 
  • Spanish – Ispanika’ 
  • Chinese – Kine’zika 
  • What is your name? – Pos se le’ne? 
  • How are you? – Ti ka’nis? 
  • Good – Kala’ 
  • So so – E’tsi ke e’tsi 
  • Friend –  Fi’los 
  • one – e’na, two – di’o, three – tri’a, four – te’ssera, five – pe’nde, six – e’ksi, seven – epta’, eight – okto’, nine – ene’a, ten – de’ka 
  • eleven – e’ndeka, twelve – do’deka, thirteen – dekatri’a, fourteen – dekate’ssera, fifteen – dekape’nde, sixteen – dekae’ksi, seventeen – dekaepta’, eighteen – dekaokto’, nineteen – dekaenne’a, twenty – i’kosi, twenty one – ikosie’na 
  • thirty – tria’nda, forty – sara’nta, fifty – peni’nta, sixty – eksi’nda, seventy – evdomi’da, eighty – ogdo’nda, ninety – eneni’da, one hundred – ekato’ 
  • Breakfast – Proino’ 
  • Lunch – Mesimeriano’ 
  • Dinner – Vradino’ 
  • Vegetarian – Hortofa’gos
  • Kosher – Ko’ser 
  • Cheers! – Ya’soo 
  • Please bring the bill. – Logariazmo’ parakalo’ 
  • Bread – Psomi’ 
  • Beverage – Anapsiktiko’ 
  • Coffee – Kafe 
  • Tea – Ts’aee
  • Juice – Himo’ 
  • Water – Nero’ 
  • Beer – Bi’ra 
  • Wine – Krasi’ 
  • Salt – Ala’ti 
  • Pepper – Pipe’ri 
  • Meat – Kre’as
  • Beef – Mosha’ri
  • Pork – Hirino’ 
  • Fish – Psa’ri 
  • Fruit – Frou’ta 
  • Potato – Pata’ta 
  • Salad –  Sala’ta
  •  Ice cream – Pagoto’
  • Airport – Aerodro’mio 
  • Hotel – Ksenodohi’o 
  • Room – Doma’tio 
  • Passport – Diavatirio 
  • Left – Aristera’ 
  • Right – Deksia’ 
  • Map – Xa’rtis 
  • Post office – Tahidromi’o 
  • Bank – Tra’peza 
  • Church – Eklisi’a 
  • What time is it? –  Ti o’ra i’ne?
  • Monday – Defte’ra, Tuesday – Tri’ti, Wednesday – Teta’rti, Thursday – Pe’mpti, Friday – Paraskevi’, Saturday – Sa’vato, Sunday – Kiriaki’ 
  • Summer – Kaloke’ri 

Speek Greek! Some more phrases:

  • My name is… – Mè lene…
  • It doesn’t matter – Dhèn piràzi
  • I like… – Mu arèsi…
  • It’s very beautiful – Ine polì oréa
  • I don’t understand you – Dhèn katalavèno
  • It’s very hot – Kàni polì zèsti
  • It’s cold – Kàni krìo
  • Start Speaking Greek
    Speaking Greek. Greek language is very beautiful but also one of the hardest ones there are.
    Start Speaking Greek
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    Date Published: 02/11/2014
  • I don’t know – Dhèn xèro
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