Planning on visiting Greece anytime soon? How about a short course before you visit the motherland of Western civilization? We Greeks, appreciate it when you try to speak our language – so much, it might even get you a free drink or a discount.
So, what’s a better idea than to teach you some?! Here’s a small list of all the important words and phrases you need to impress a Greek.
Yásas = “Hello”
Adío = “Goodbye”
Efharistó = “Thank you”
Parakaló = “Please” AND “You’re welcome”
Signómi = “I’m sorry” AND “Excuse me”
Ti kánis? = “How are you?” AND “What are you doing?”
Póso káni? = “How much is it?”
Kaliméra = “Good morning”
Kalispéra = “Good evening”
Kaliníhta = “Good night”
To logariasmó parakaló = “The bill please”
Thélo éna café / neró / potó = “I want a coffee / water / drink”
Yámas = “Cheers”
Miláo líga Elliniká = “I speak some Greek”
Se agapó = “I love you”
(Ise) polí ómorfi / ómorfos = “(You are) very pretty (f.)/ Handsome”
Páme sti thálassa? = “Shall we go to the beach?”
Kalíteri timí parakaló = “Can I get a better price please?”
Thélo éna taxí = “I need a cab”
Agapó tin Elláda = “I love Greece”
All you have to do now is book a ticket to Greece and enjoy our amazing beaches this summer, while impressing us with your language skills! 😉
Here’s a post that can help you decide which island is best to hit: 7 MUST-SEE GREEK ISLANDS.