Greek – English Language guide
The mother language of Greece is Greek, which has completely different alphabet, weird accent and rich vocabulary. Greek people speak fluently English especially the younger generation and you will find it easy to communicate. However here we would like to teach you some basic Greeks in order to get closer with the country understand some basic terms and feel that part of you is Greek! And who knows, one day you might leave here forever!
|See you / Hello / Hi||Yassou||Airport||Airodromio|
|How much is this?||Posso Kanay Afto?||That’s enough [polite]||Arketa|
|How far is it?||Posso makria einai?||No…..thank you||Ohxi…….efharisto|
|Do you have a toilet?||Eheeyete Too-aletta?||Orange||Portokali|
|One room for (five) nights.||Enna domatio ya (penday) vradia||Bread||Pso-mee|
|Can we see a menu||Boroomay na doomay enna menoo||Juice||Xhimo|
|Can we pay the bill?||Boroomay na plirosoomay?||Mobile (phone)||Kinito|
|Do you speak English?||Milatay Ag-glika ?||Rooms for rent||Dohmatia|
|Sorry, I don’t speak Greek.||Signomi, then milow ellenica||Car||Afto-kinito|
|Yes||Ne ( as in Next)||Chicken||Kotopooloh|
|How are you||Ti-kanis||Salad||Salata|
|Too expensive||Polee akrivo||Beer||Birra|
Think you’re really struggling with your Greek pronunciation? Smile wider – this will completely help for any mistakes you may make.
Print this short guide and bring it with you to Greece- don’t worry how you sound, what your accent is like, any attempt by a visitor to speak even one word in Greek is always appreciated by locals!