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Plesses Palace Hotel Learn Greek

The Greek Language is one that is not very easy to learn. With it's own alphabet, and the fact that many words can be broken down or changed to change meaning, it can be quite difficult at the beginning to understand.

However, one thing that the Greek really appreciate is when visitors make an attempt to speak the language. Though you may make mistakes with words or pronunciation, the Greeks should still be able to get the meaning of what you are tryng to say. They may answer back in English, as often happens, but the fact that you attempted to speak Greek will be something that they will all appreciate and respect.

Below we have compiled a section of useful phrases and words that you may use during your holidays in Greece. The English is on the left, with the Greek on thr right (not in fact Greek, but the way to say specific phrases in greek with English letters used for spelling to make them easier to understand.) The stress of the word is where you see the BOLD letter/s.

Some Notes:
For ease of use with the phrases and words below, please note the following....
The pronunciation of, for example, gia is "Yia". The letter "G" has the sound of the letter "Y".
The pronunciation of, for example, dromos is "Thromos". The letter "D" (Delta) has the sound of the letters "TH" (such as there, mother )

Phrase
How Much? - Poso Kani?
How are you? - Ti Kanis?
I am Fine - Ime Kala / Kala
What is your name? - Pos se lene?
We would like a room for two people - Tha ithela ena domatio gia dio atoma
With Double Bed - Me diplo Krevati
With a shower - Me dous
Speak slower please - Parakalo mila pio siga
I don't Know - Den Xero
Let's Go - Pame
The bill please - To logariasmo Parakalo
So and So - Esti ke etsi
How many Hours ? - Poses Ores
Where are you going? - Pou Pas
The Road to... - O Dromos gia...
What time is it? - Ti Ora Ine
A Ticket to... - Ena Isitirio gia...
Excuse me, do you speak English? - Parakalo mipos milate Aglika
I don't speak Greek - Den Milao Elinika
I don't Understand - Den Katalaveno
Can I see ? - Boro na do
I am going to... - Pigeno gia...
Do you have? - Ehete
I am Lost - Hathika
I am ill - Ime arostos
I will buy this one - Tha agoraso afto

 

General Words
Yes - Ne
No - Ohi
Please - Parakalo
Ok - Endaxi
Thank you - Efharisto
Today - Simera
Tomorrow - Avrio
Yesterday - Hthes
This one - Afto
Good - Kalo
Now - Tora
Later - Argotera
Open - Anihto
Closed - Klisto
Big - Megalo
Small - Mikro
Cheap - Ftino
Expensive - Akrivo
Mr - Kyrios
Mrs - Kyria
Miss - Despinis
Mother - Mitera
Father - Pateras
Friend - Filos
Bakery - Fournos
Pharmacy - Farmakio
Post Office - Tahidromio
Stamps - Gramatosima
Bank - Trapeza
Money - Lefta / Hrimata
Toilet - Toualleta
Police - Astynomia
Doctor - Yiatros
Hospital - Nosokomio

 

Days of the week
Monday - Deftera
Tuesday - Triti
Wednesday - Tetarti
Friday - Paraskevi
Saturday - Savato
Sunday - Kyriaki

 

Months of the year
January - Ianouarios
February - Fevrouarios
March - Martios
April - Aprilios
May - Maios
June - Iounios
July - Ioulios
August - Avgoustos
September - Septemvrios
October - Oktovrios
November - Noemvrios
December - Dekemvrios

 

Seasons of the year
Summer - Kalokeri
Autumn - Fthinoporo
Winter - Himonas
Spring - Anixi

 

Numbers
One - Ena
Two - Dio
Three - Tria
Four - Tessera
Five - Pende
Six - Exi
Seven - Epta
Eight - Okto
Nine - Enea
Ten - Deka
Eleven - Edeka
Twelve - Dodeka
Thirteen - Deka Tria
Fourteen - Deka Tessera
Fifteen - Deka Pende
Sixteen - Deka Exi
Seventeen - Deka Epta
Eighteen - Deka Okto
Nine teen - Deka Enea
Twenty - Ikosi
Thirty - Triada
Forty - Sarada
Fifty - Penida
Sixty - Exida
Seventy - Evdomida
Eighty - Ogdonda
Ninety - Eneninda
Hundred - Ekato
Thousands - Hiliades
Million - Ekatomiria
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