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Useful Greek Words & Phrases
 
Can you tell me some words and phrases that will help me during my stay in Greece?

Following are some simple words and phrases that will help in communicating while you are in Greece. The (') symbol comes before the syllable that is stressed.

The most important are cited in the list below:
English Phrase Pronunciation in Greek Greek
Hello / Goodbye Υ i`a sou (singular) / Υ i`a sas (plural) Γειά σου / Γειά σας
Good morning Kali`mera Καλημέρα
Good night Kali`nichta Καληνύχτα
Thank you Efchari`sto Ευχαριστώ
Please / You're welcome / Excuse me? Paraka`lo Παρακαλώ
What is this? Tee ` eenay af ` toe Τι είναι αυτό;
I want this `Thelo af'toe Θέλω αυτό
I want to … `Thelo na Θέλω να …
How much is this? `Poso `kanee af`toe Πόσο κάνει αυτό;
I want to go … ` Thelo na paow Θέλω να παω...
How can I get to … Pos na paow Πώς να παω...
Where is … Pu ` eenay… Πού είναι...
How are you? Ti `kahnees Τι κάνεις;
I don't know Then `xero Δεν ξέρω
Slower, please Pyo si`gah, paraka`lo Πιο σιγά, παρακαλώ
What time is it? Tee ` ora ` eenay Τι ώρα είναι;
Excuse me, do you speak English? Paraka`lo, meela`tay angli`ka Παρακαλώ, μιλάτε αγγλικά;
What is your name? Pos se `lene Πώς σε λένε;
My name is … Me `lene Με λένε
I don't speak Greek Then mi`laow elleeni`kah Δε μιλάω ελληνικά
I don't understand Then kahtahlah`vaeno Δεν καταλαβαίνω
Do you have… `Echees … (singular) /`Echetay … (plural) ‘Εχεις... / ‘Εχετε...
Where can I find good food? Pu `echee ka`low fagee`toe Που έχει καλό φαγητό;
The cheque, please To logaria ‘smow, paraka ‘low Το λαγαριασμό παρακαλώ
May I have a menu? Bo ‘row na ‘echow to me ‘nu Μπορώ να έχω το μενού;
What do you suggest? Tee mu pro ‘teenetay Τι μου προτείνετε;
What are your specialties? Peeah ‘eenay ta specialee ‘tay sas Ποιά είναι τα σπεσιαλιτέ σας;
I'm a vegetarian ‘ Eemay chorto ‘fagos Είμαι χορτοφάγος
Yes Nay Ναι
No `Ochi Όχι
OK En`tahxi Εντάξει
Today `Seemera Σήμερα
Tomorrow ` Avrio Αύριο
Yesterday Hthes Χθες
Morning Prow ‘ee Πρωί
Midday Mesee ‘mary Μεσημέρι
Afternoon ‘Apogevma Απόγευμα
Evening ‘Vradee Βράδυ
Night ‘Nichta Νύχτα
Midnight Me ‘sahnichta Μεσάνυχτα
Airport Aero`dromeeow Αεροδρόμιο
Port Lee`mahnee Λιμάνι
Train Station Stahth`mos `Traynou Σταθμός Τραίνου
Bus Station Stahth`mos Layowfo`reeon Σταθμός Λεωφορείων
Bus Stop ‘Stasee Layowfo`reeon Στάση Λεωφορείων
Ship `Pleeoh Πλοίο
Airplane Aero`plahnow Αεροπλάνο
Train `Traynow Τρένο
Bus Layowfo`reeo Λεωφορείο
Taxi Station Pee`ahtsa Ta`xi Πιάτσα Ταξί
Ticket Eesee`teereeow Εισιτήριο
Bus Ticket Eesee`teereeow Layowfo`reeon Εισιτήριο Λεωφορείων
Hotel Ksenowdow`cheeow Ξενοδοχείο
Room Dow ‘mahteeow Δωμάτιο
Bank `Trah pe zah Τράπεζα
Hospital Nowsowko`meeow Νοσοκομείο
Pharmacy Pharma`keeow Φαρμακείο
Post Office Tacheedrow`meeow Ταχυδρομείο
Doctor Yia`tros Γιατρός
First Aid ‘Prowtes Vo ‘eethies Πρώτες Βοήθειες
Help Vo ‘eetheeah Βοήθεια
Toilet Tooah`letah Τουαλέτα
Restaurant Essteeah`toreeow Εστιατόριο
Tavern Ta ‘vernah Ταβέρνα
Museum Moo`seeow Μουσείο
Beach Para `leeah Παραλία
Sea ‘ Thahlahsah Θάλασσα
Island Nee ‘see Νησί
Sites & Attractions Axeeow`theatah Αξιοθέατα
Newspaper Efeeme`reedah Εφημερίδα
Magazine Pereeowdee`kow Περιοδικό
Coffee Ka`fes Καφές
Coffee with milk Ka`fes me ‘gala Καφές με γάλα
Sweet Glee`kows Γλυκός
Medium Sweetness `Mehtreeows Μέτριος
No sugar ‘Sketos Σκέτος
Tea Tsaey Τσάι
Tea with milk Tsaey me ‘gala Τσάι με γάλα
Tea with lemon Tsaey me le ‘moni Τσάι με λεμόνι
Squeezed juice Physee ‘kows Chee ‘mows Φυσικός Χυμός
Wine Krah`see Κρασί
Water Neh`row Νερό
Beer `Beerah Μπύρα
Ouzo ‘Oozow Ούζο
Breakfast Prowee ‘know Πρωινό
Lunch Meseemereea ‘know Μεσημεριανό
Dinner Vradee ‘know Βραδινό
Food Fahgee ‘tow Φαγητό
Egg Av ‘go Αυγό
Omelet Ome ‘letah Ομελέτα
Meat ‘ Krayahs Κρέας
Fish ‘ Psahree Ψάρι
Chicken Kow ‘towpulow Κοτόπουλο
Salad Sah ‘lahatah Σαλάτα
Greek Salad Choree ‘ahteekee Sah ‘lahtah Χωριάτικη Σαλάτα
Monday Def ‘tera Δευτέρα
Tuesday ‘Treetee Τρίτη
Wednesday Te ‘tartee Τετάρτη
Thursday ‘Pembtee Πέμπτη
Friday Paraske ‘vee Παρασκευή
Saturday ‘Savatow Σάββατο
Sunday Keyreeah ‘kee Κυριακή
One ‘Ena Ένα
Two ‘Theeow Δύο
Three ‘Treeah Τρία
Four ‘Tesserah Τέσσερα
Five ‘Pende Πέντε
Six ‘Exhee Έξι
Seven Ep ‘tah Επτά
Eight Och ‘toe Οχτώ
Nine E ‘neah Εννέα
Ten ‘Deka Δέκα
Eleven ‘Endeka Έντεκα
Twelve ‘Dodeka Δώδεκα
Thirteen Deka ‘treeah Δεκατρία
Fourteen Deka ‘tesserah Δεκατέσσερα
Fifteen Deka ‘pende Δεκαπέντε
Sixteen Deka ‘exhee Δεκαέξι
Seventeen Dekaep ‘tah Δεκαεπτά
Eighteen Dekaoch ‘toe Δεκαοχτώ
Nineteen Dekae ‘neah Δεκαεννέα
Twenty ‘Eekosee Είκοσι
Thirty Tri ‘ahndah Τριάντα
Forty Sa ‘rahndah Σαράντα
Fifty Pe ‘neendah Πενήντα
Sixty Ex ‘eendah Εξήντα
Seventy Evdo ‘meendah Εβδομήντα
Eighty Og ‘thondah Ογδόντα
Ninety Ene ‘neendah Ενενήντα
One Hundred Eka ‘ton Εκατόν
Twenty One * ‘Eekosee ‘Ena * Είκοσι ‘Ενα *
Thirty Two * Tri ‘ahndah ‘Theeow * Τριάντα Δύο *
Forty Three * Sa ‘rahndah ‘Treeah * Σαράντα Τρία *
Fifty Four * Pe ‘neendah ‘Tesserah * Πενήντα Τέσσερα *
Sixty Five * Ex ‘eendah ‘Pende * Εξήντα Πέντε *
Seventy Six * Evdo ‘meendah ‘Exhee * Εβδομήντα Έξι *
Eighty Seven * Og ‘thondah Ep ‘tah * Ογδόντα Επτά *
Ninety Eight * Enne ‘neendah Och ‘toe * Εννενήντα Οχτώ *
One Hundred Nine * Eka ‘ton E ‘neah * Εκατόν Εννέα *
Two Hundred Dia ‘kossiah Διακόσια
Three Hundred Triah ‘kossia Τριακόσια
Four Hundred Tetrah ‘kossia Τετρακόσια
Five Hundred Pendah ‘kossia Πεντακόσια
Six Hundred Exah ‘kossia Εξακόσια
Seven Hundred Eptah ‘kossia Επτακόσια
Eight Hundred Ochtah ‘kossia Οχτακόσια
Nine Hundred Enneah ‘kossia Εννιακόσια
One Thousand ‘Cheeleeah Χίλια
Two Thousand ‘Theeow Chili ‘ahdes Δύο Χιλιάδες
One Million ‘Enah Ekato ‘meereeow Ένα Εκατομμύριο
Two Million ‘Theeow Ekato ‘meereeah Δύο Εκατομμύρια
One
Billion
‘Enah
Theesekato ‘meereeow
‘Ενα
Δισεκατομμύριο
Two
Billion
‘Theeow
Theesekato ‘meereeah
Δύο
Δισεκατομμύρια
(*) For numbers from twenty one and up, use the first nine numbers in Greek after the main number (twenty one = ‘Eekosee ‘Ena, twenty two = ‘Eekosee ‘Dyo, and so on)
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