Greek words and Cypriot phrases

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Learn Greetings in Greek (Cypriot):


In all the following, "e" is read as in "egg" and "th" is read as in "this"



kalimera = good morning. Used both when coming to and going away from a place.

kalispera = good afternoon. Used upon arrival at a place or meeting someone in the evening / night.

kalinihta = good night. Used only as a goodbye greeting in the evening or at night.

yassou = hello or goodbye (greeting to one person or a friend)

yassas = hello or goodbye (polite formal greeting to more persons or an unknown person)

adio = goodbye (polite formal way to depart)

Yassou file mou Niko = Hello my friend Niko, (an easy way to please a Greek friend of yours).


 Learn the Greek Numbers:

In all the following, "e" is read as in "egg" and "th" is read as in "this".

ena = one

thio = two

tria = three

tessera = Four

pente = five

eksi = six

epta or efta = seven

okto = eight

ennia = nine

theka = ten

entheka = eleven

thotheka = twelve

theka-tria = thirteen

theka-tessera = 14

theka-pente = 15

theka-eksi = 16

theka-epta = 17

theka-okto = 18

theka-ennia = 19

eikossi = 20

eikossi-ena = 21

trianta = 30

ssaranta = 40

peninta = 50

eksinta = 60

evthominta = 70

ogthonta = 80

eneninta = 90

ekato = 100

ekaton theka pente = 115

ekaton peninta tria = 153

thiakossia = 200

triakossia = 300

tetrakossia = 400

pentakossia = 500

eksakossia = 600

eptakossia = 700

oktakossia = 800

eniakossia = 900

hilia = 1000

ena ekatomirio = one million

ena thisekatomirio = one billion


Learn the colours in Greek:

aspro, lefko = white

mavro = black

kokkino = red

mple = blue

kitrino = yellow

prassino = green

kafe = brown

mov = purple

galazio = light blue


Useful Greek words:

pame = let's go

stathmo leoforiou = Bus station

trapeza = Bank

douz = Shower

piazza = Piazza (square)

glyko = Sweet taste

alymro = Salty taste

iliolousti mera = Sunny day

vrocheri mera= Rainy day

anemoi imera = Windy day

zesti mera = Hot day

krya imera = Cold day

paralia = Beach

thalassa = Sea

vouna = Mountains

fragma, dexamenon = Dam-Reservoir


Countries

Alvania = Albania

Ameriki = USA

Anglia = England

Finlanthia = Finland

Gallia = France

Iaponia = Japan

Ispania = Spain

Italia = Italy

Kanathas = Canada

Kina = China

Norviyia = Norway

Ollanthia = Holland

Polonia = Polland

Rossia = Russia

Souithia = Sweden

Thania = Denmark

Tourkia = Turkey

Velyio = Belgium

Voulgaria = Bulgaria

Yermania = Germany


Learn Common Greek Phrases:

In all the following, "e" is read as in "egg" and "th" is read as in "this".

Efharisto = Thank you

Parakalo = You are Welcome

Milate Anglika? = Do you speak English?

Milate Yermanika? = Do you speak German?

Then katalaveno = I don't understand

Pos se lene? = What is your name?

Me lene ... = My name is ...

Apo pou eisai? = Where are you from?

Eimai apo Anglia = I am from England

Thelo ena kafe = I want a coffee

Thelo ena tsai = I want a tea

Thelo mia mpira = I want a beer

Thelo ena poto = I want a drink

Thelo ena thomatio = I want a room

Ehete thomatio? = Do you have a room?

ya mia mera = for one day

ya thio meres = for two days

ya mia vthomatha = for one week

ya thio vthomathes = for two weeks

Poso kanei? = How much is it?

Poso hrostao = How much do I owe?

Logariasmo parakalo = The bill, please.

Mporo na bgalo mia fotografia? = May I take a photo?

Ela = Come

Fiye = Go away! (fi as in fish, ye as in yellow)

Hronia bolla = Happy Birthday

Na zisis kala = May you live well

Efchomai na se banta gala = I hope you are always well

Ise omorfi = you are beautiful

M' areseis = I like you

S' agapo = I love you

M' agapas? = Do you love me?

Agapi mou = My love, Darling

Filise me = kiss me

Fili = kiss

Filos / F ili = friend (male) / (female). Pay attention to the small difference from "kiss".

Eho filo = I have a boyfriend

Eimai pantremeni = I am married (female)


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