Greece

Lingo. Words & phrases.

It’s true. In many places, you will be able to get by just fine with talking English. But why stand there looking confused when you can learn how to say hi and bye, and where’s the bathroom in the native lingo? Here’s some words and phrases you might use along the way.

Hi! Hello!
Yia-souu - Γειά σου
Goodbye!
Addio – Αντιο
Good morning
Kalimeera – Καλημέρα
Good afternoon
Kalispeera – Καλησπέρα
Good evening Goodnight
Kaliniichta – Καληνύχτα
Welcome
Parakaloo – Παρακαλώ
How are you?
Ti kaanis? - Τι κάνεις?
Everything is OK
Ola Kala - Όλα καλά
And you?
Ki esy? - Κι εσύ?
Good
Kalaa – Καλά
Thank you very much
Efharistoo Polyy - Ευχαριστώ Πολύ
You’re welcome
Parakaloo – Παρακαλώ
I missed you What’s new?
Ti nea? - Τι νέα?
See you later!
Tha se dv argotera - Θα σε δω αργότερα
Where is the bathroom?
Pou ine I toyaleta parakaloo? - Πού είναι η τουαλέτα παρακαλώ?
One moment please
Mia stigmii parakaloo - Μια στιγμή παρακαλώ
How much is this?
Poso kostizi aftoo? - Πόσο κοστιζει αυτό?
I want ...Thelo - ΘέλωWaterNeroo – Νερό
Thelo - ΘέλωWaterNeroo – Νερό
Excuse me ...
Sygnoomi – Συγνώμη
What’s your name?
Pos se lene? - Πώς σε λένε?
My name is ...
To onoma moy ine … - Το όνομά μου είναι …
Where are you from?
Apo poy ise? - Από πού είσαι?
Good luck
Kali Tychi - Καλή Τύχη
Happy birthday
Chronia Polla - Χρόνια Πολλά
Happy New Year
Kalii Chroniaa - Καλή Χρονιά
Congratulations
Synharitiria – Συγχαρητήρια
Bon Appetit
Kalee Orexi - Καλή όρεξη
Bless you (when sneezing)
Yia-souuu - Γειά σου
I didn’t hear
Den akoysa - Δεν άκουσα
I didn’t understand
Den katalava - Δεν κατάλαβα
Sorry (for a mistake)
Sygnomi – Συγνώμη
No problem
Kanena Provlima - Κανένα πρόβλημα
What is this?
Ti ine afto? - Τι είναι αυτό?
Don't worry
Min fovase - Μην φοβάσαι
Good / Bad
Kalo – Καλό / Kako – Κακό
Big / Small
Megalo - Μεγάλο / Mikro – Μικρό
Today
Simera – Σήμερα
Tomorrow / Yesterday
Avrio - Αύριο / Ehthes – Εχθές
Yes / No
Nai - Ναι / Ochi – Όχι
I really like it
Alithia moy aresi - Αληθινά μου αρέσι
I love you
Se agapo - Σε αγαπώ
One
Ena – Ένα
Two
Dyo – Δύο
Three
Tria – Τρία
Four
Tessera – Τέσσερα
Five
Pente – Πέντε
Six
Exi – Έξι
Seven
Epta – Επτά
Eight
Ochto – Οκτώ
Nine
Ennia – Εννιά
Ten
Deka - Δέκα
 

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