Useful Greek Phrases – Lesson 1

Greek for…beginners can be easier than you think!

It may sounds “Greek to you”, but a few simple greek phrases can take you a long way in your Greek vacation. Let’s look at some useful Greek phrases for your average day in Athens. Lucky you!

For common phrases, such as “Goodbye” and “Hello” in Greek you only need two words: “Yia sas”. Also, in Greek, the word for “Please” and “You’re welcome” is the same, “Parakalo”.

Bear in mind that most Greeks master some basic English and most important, are by nature very willing to understand you and help you.

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Useful Greek Phrases – Lesson 2

Let’s move on with basic Greek phrases!

Let’s move to number two of our lessons on absolutely essential words and phrases that will help you “navigate” more easily Athens and Greece in general.

You greet someone, it would of course be polite to ask how they are doing, which you do by asking “Ti kanete?”.

If you want to exchange names, you ask the other person “Pos se lene”. Another useful phrase is “Signomi” which can mean either “I’m sorry” or “Excuse me”.

Be sure that Greeks will appreciate immensely your effort to speak their language and will do their best to help you!

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College Students First Week

When in Athens do as the Athenians do!

So what is it like to live in Athens as a visiting foreign student? A group of American students staying in Athens, living and studying in a neighborhood called Pagrati in central Athens, talked about what they thought Athens would be like coming in, and how the city lived up to their expectations.

What they have appreciated the most is the kindness of the people, the good food and wine and the magical mix of ancient and new in almost every part of the city.

They have been overwhelmed by the size of Athens, expecting it to be much smaller. Also, they have been surprised by the strong Athenian winter cold. But with the wine being so good, who is afraid of the cold!

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Useful Greek Phrases – Lesson 3

Easy ways to master how to count in Greek!

Ena, dio, tria and you are there! You have learned to count in Greek up to three. We will divide the numbers into two groups. In the first group, the numbers one to twelve.

In the second group, the multiples of ten, from ten to one hundred. All other numbers are formed by saying the multiple of ten and the number of the second digit, as in English.

So, is it easy to count in Greek up to 100 or not?

Watch the video and in about 3 minutes you will learn how to count down in greek language!

Useful Greek Phrases – Lesson 4

Tell the time like a Greek and impress everybody!

Now, it is time to learn how to tell the…time in Greek. The very first thing you need to know is that in Greek the word for hour, “Ora”, is female, which means we use different the word.
However, there are some changes, that we apply only when we are counting hours, NOT when we are counting minutes.

In the following video, you can learn almost everything you need to know to be able to tell time in Greek.

You simply say the number of hours, the word “ke”, and the number of minutes past the hour.

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