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Greek words and phrases that will help you at your travel

Greek words and phrases that will help you at your travel

Are you planning to go on vacation in Halkidiki Greece and you have no clue how to communicate with people there? Don't worry, most people know English, so you can communicate in English with them, but if you want to know some basic words and phrases in order to be sure, this is the right place for you. Also, learning to say a few words like ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ is always a nice gesture when you are travelling anywhere in the world. Here are some words and phrases that will help you out with your trip:

ENGLISH - Greek - Phonetic

Good Morning - Καλημέρα - Kalimera

Good Night - Καληνύχτα - Kalinýchta

Good Evening - Καλησπέρα - Kalispéra

Hello or Goodbye -  Γειά Σας - Geiá Sas

Yes - Ναι - Nai

No - Όχι - Óchi

Thank You - Ευχαριστώ - Efcharistó

Sorry or Excuse me - Συγγνώμη - Syngnómi

What is this? - Τι είναι αυτό; - Ti eínai aftó?

I want this - Θέλω αυτό  - Thélo aftó

I want to … - Θέλω να … - Thélo na...

How much is this? - Πόσο κάνει αυτό; - Póso kánei aftó?

I want to go … - Θέλω να παω...     - Thélo na pao...

How can I get to … - Πώς να παω... - Pós na pao...

Where is … - Πού είναι... - Poú eínai...

I don't know - Δεν ξέρω - Den xéro

What time is it?     - Τι ώρα είναι; - Ti óra eínai?

How are you? - Τι κάνεις; - Ti káneis?

What is your name? - Πώς σε λένε; - Pós se léne?

My name is … - Με λένε... - Me léne...

Nice to meet you - Χαίρω Πολύ - Chaíro Polý

I don't speak Greek - Δε μιλάω ελληνικά - De miláo elliniká

Do you speak English? - Μιλάτε αγγλικά - Miláte angliká

I don’t understand - Δεν καταλαβαίνω - Den katalavaíno

Please or You’re welcome - Παρακαλώ - Parakaló

I love Greece - Αγαπώ την Ελλάδα - Agapó tin Elláda



  • Don't confuse 'yes' and 'no'. Yes is né - which sounds like 'no' or 'nah' in English. No is ókhi or ochi - which sounds like 'okay' in English.
  • You can use Google Translate to listen the pronunciation of a word and practice.
  • Have a map with you, it will help you to communicate when you are asking for directions.

Hope you find this article helpful and have a great time at your trip to Greece.

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