Aug 24, 2015

It’s all Greek to me!

Aug 24, 2015

It’s all Greek to me!
And why should this stop you? Here’s a list of all the important expressions and their meaning so you understand better what all these loud and fast-speaking Greeks say, and also how to express these basic concepts in this difficult, but historic language. 

Hello! - Γεία! - Yjá

Good morning - Καλημέρα - Caleeméra

Good afternoon - Καλησπέρα - Caleespéra

Goodbye - Αντίο - Andío

How are you? - Τι κάνεις; - Ti kànis

I'm fine, thanks! - Είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ - Íme kalá, efcharistó

Thank you - Ευχαριστώ - Efcharistó

Excuse me - Συγγνώμη - Signómi

Cheers! - Στην υγειά σου! - Stin ighjà soo!

You’re welcome - Παρακαλώ - Parakalò

What's your name? - Πως σε λένε; - Pos se léne?

How much is this? - Πόσo κοστίζει αυτό; - Póso kostízi aftó?

Can you help me? - Μπορείτε να με βοηθήσετε; - Boríte na me voithísete?
Do you speak English? - Μηλάτε Αγγλικα; - Milàte Angliká?

I'm looking for [point of interest or person] - Ψάχνω για [...] - Psàchno yjà [...]

I Don't Understand! - Δεν καταλαβαίνω - Dhen katalavéno

Although these are but a few phrases, they will get you a long way with Greeks, who most speak English as a second language.

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