Useful Greek Expressions

Useful greek expressions

Common and useful Greek expressions and phrases in Greece to use in daily life, at shopping, at the coffee shop, at the restaurant and more. Here are the most popular Greek phrases and their phonetic correspondence.

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  • PHONETIC
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  • Common Greek Phrases
  • Good morning
  • kalimEra
  • Good night
  • kalinikhta
  • How are you?
  • tI kAnis?
  • Very well
  • poli kalA
  • Please
  • parakalO
  • I want
  • thElo
  • I would like
  • tha Ithela
  • I like Greece
  • mu arEsi i elAda
  • Good bye
  • adio
  • It (the weather) is cold/hot
  • kAni krio/zEsti
  • Thank you
  • ephkharistO
  • You are welcome
  • parakalO
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  • Going Shopping
  • How much does it cost?
  • pOso kAni?
  • It's expensive
  • Ine akrivO
  • It's cheap
  • Ine phtinO
  • Eye glasses
  • ghialiA
  • Coat
  • panofOri
  • Rain Coat
  • adhiAvrokho
  • Dress
  • fOrema
  • Trousers
  • pandelOni
  • Shirt
  • pukAmiso
  • Shoes
  • papUtsia
  • Bag
  • tsAnda
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  • At the Coffee Shop
  • Do you have Greek/American coffee?
  • Ekhete elinikO/amerikAniko kaphE?
  • Orange soda
  • portokalAda
  • Fresh juice
  • frEskos khimOs
  • Beer/lager
  • bira
  • Could I have some cold water, please?
  • mu dhinete ligho nerO parakalO?
  • Grilled cheese and ham sandwich
  • tOst
  • Chocolate cake
  • pAsta sokolatina
  • Cheese pie
  • tirOpita
  • Apple pie
  • milOpita
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  • Getting Around
  • Where is the bus stop to Athens?
  • pU ine i stAsi leophorion ghia tin athina?
  • How can I get to...?
  • pOs borO na pAo se...?
  • Is there a bus to...?
  • Ekhi leoforio ghia...?
  • When do ships leave?
  • pOte Ekhi plio?
  • Train
  • trEno
  • Airplane
  • aeroplAno
  • Where is the museum?
  • pU ine to musio?
  • Port
  • limAni
  • Airport
  • aerodhrOmio
  • I want one ticket to Mykonos
  • thElo Ena isitirio ghia ti mikono
  • Station
  • stathmOs
  • Taxi
  • taksi
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  • At the Taverna/Restaurant
  • What would you like to order?
  • tI tha pArete?
  • Restaurant with local foods
  • taverna
  • Formal restaurant
  • estiatOrio
  • Mousaka (Greek dish)
  • musakAs
  • Omelette
  • omelEta
  • French fries
  • patAtes tighanitEs
  • Steak
  • brizOla
  • Shish-kebab
  • subhlAki
  • Spaghetti
  • makaronAdha
  • Greek village salad
  • khorghiAtiki (salAta)
  • Lettuce salad
  • lakhanosalAta
  • Rice
  • rizi
  • Red wine
  • kOkino krasi
  • White wine
  • Aspro krasi
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  • At the Baker's
  • A loaf of bread
  • Ena psomi
  • Crispbread
  • frighaniEs
  • Croissant
  • kruasAn
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  • At the News Agent's
  • Have you got foreign newspapers?
  • Ekhete ksEnes efimeridhes?
  • Book/books
  • vivIio/vivlia
  • Magazine
  • periodhikO
  • Newspaper
  • efimeridha
  • Map of Greece
  • khArtis tis elAdas
  • Dictionary
  • leksikO
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  • At the Greengrocer's
  • Fruit
  • frUto
  • Pears
  • akhlAdia
  • A kilo (2.2 lbs) of oranges
  • Ena kilO portokAlia
  • Half a kilo (1.1 lbs) of apples
  • misO kilO mila
  • Bananas
  • banAnes
  • Tomatoes
  • domAtes
  • Peaches
  • rodhAkina
  • Grapes
  • stafiIia
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  • At the Grocer's
  • Cheese
  • tiri
  • Olives
  • eliEs
  • A bottle of white wine
  • Ena bukAli Aspro krasi
  • Sugar
  • zAkhari
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  • At the Hotel
  • Where is breakfast served?
  • pU servirete proinO?
  • Where is the lounge?
  • pU Ine to salOni?
  • How much does the room cost?
  • pOso kostizi to domAtio?
  • Does the room have a bath?
  • Ekhi bAnio to domAtio?
  • Is there a TV in the room?
  • ipArkhi tileOrasi sto domAtio?
  • Could I have the bill?
  • tha borUsa na Ekho to logharghiasmO?

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