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.

  • ENGLISH PHONETIC
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • At Baker's
  • A loaf of bread Ena psomi
  • Crispbread frighaniEs
  • Croissant kruasAn
  • 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
  • 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
  • At the Grocer's
  • Cheese tiri
  • Olives eliEs
  • A bottle of white wine Ena bukAli Aspro krasi
  • Sugar zAkhari
  • 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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