Useful Words and Phrases for Visiting in Greece

Useful Words and Phrases for Visiting in Greece

Planning a trip to Greece? Check out our essential Greek words and phrases for tourists to know before you go. You will be able to impress the locals and make your whole experience of travelling in Greece easier and more fun.

 

Greetings

  • Hello - Ghia su
  • Good morning - Kalimera
  • Good Afternoon - Kalispera 
  • Good night - Kalinihxta

 

Conversational 

  • How are you? - Ti ka'nete?
  • I'm well - Kala
  • It's good - Oraya
  • Do you speak - Milatay... 
  • English - Ag-glika
  • Do you speak English? - Milate Aglika?
  • I don't speak Greek - Den milao Ellinika

 

Polite

  • Excuse me - Signomi 
  • Please - Parakalo
  • Sorry - Signomi
  • Thank you - Efharisto

 

Basics

  • Yes - Ne  
  • No - Ohxi / Ohee

 

Shopping 

  • Too expensive - Polee akrivo
  • How much is this? - Posso Kanay Afto?
  • Do you have a toilet? - Eheeyete Too-aletta?

 

Food & Drink

  • Can I see a menu - Boroomay na doomay enna menoo
  • Can I pay the bill? - Boroomay na plirosoomay?
  • Cafe - Cafe or Kafeneio
  • I am a vegetarian - Eemay chortofagos
  • Milk - Galla
  • Water - Nerroh
  • Fish - Psari
  • Chicken - Kotopooloh
  • Lamb - Arr-nee
  • Salad - Salata
  • Potatoes - Patates
  • Fruit - Froota
  • Cheese - Tiree
  • Bread - Pso-mee 
  • Coffee - Elliniko
  • Juice - Xhimo
  • Orange - Portokali
  • Beer - Birra
  • Wine - Kras-si

 

Directions & Places

  • Hotel - Ksenodohxio 
  • Airport - Airodromio
  • Car - Afto-kinito
  • Where is - Poo eenay
  • How far is it? - Posso makria eenay?

 

Emergenices

  • I need a doctor: Kreeahzomeh yeeahktro

 

Days of the Week

  • Sunday - Keeriakee
  • Monday - Dehftehra
  • Tuesday - Treetee)
  • Wednesday - Tetartee
  • Thursday - Pemptee
  • Friday - Paraskevee
  • Saturday - Savatoh

 

Numbers 

  • 1 - Enna
  • 2 - Dio
  • 3 - Tria
  • 4 - Tessera
  • 5 - Penday
  • 6 - Exi
  • 7 - Efta
  • 8 - Ohxto
  • 9 - Ennaya
  • 10 - Deka
  • 20 - Ekosi
  • 30 - Trianda
  • 40 - Saranda
  • 50 - Peninda 
  • 60 - Exinda
  • 70 - Evdominda
  • 80 - Ohxdonda
  • 90 - Eneninda
  • 100 - Ekato
  • 200 - Dia-kosia 
  • 300 - Tria-kosia
  • 400 - Tetra-Kosia
  • 500 - Penta-kosia
  • 600 - Exa-kosia
  • 700 - Efta-kosia
  • 800 - Ohxta-kosia
  • 900 - Enaya-kosia
  • 1000 - Heelia
  • 10,000 - Deka-heeliadess
  • 100,000 - Ekato-heeliadess
  • 1,000,000 - Ena-Ekatomeerio
  • 2,000,000 - Dio-Ekatomeerio

 

Useful Greek Phrases

We hope these phrases are useful in helping you when in Greece.

 

 

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