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Greek Language

Many of the Greek people that you will come across in Mykonos and Santorini will have a reasonable understanding of English, particularly in shops and restaurants, but an attempt to use Greek is very much appreciated and considered good manners. 

Helpful phrases

    English     Greek     Pronunciation

    Hello

   Yassou 

       YAH-sue

   Good Morning

      Kalimera

    kah-lee-mehr-rah

   Good Evening

   Kalispera 

   kah-lees-peh-rah

   How are you?

   Ti kanis? 

   tee-kah-nis

   Good night 

  Kalinikta    

    kah-lee-neek-tah

   Goodbye 

   Kherete 

  Khe-reh-tay

   Yes

   Ne 

   Neh

   No

Ohi

   oh-hee

   What?

  Pos

 Pohs

   How?

    Posso

 Posso

   Who?

   ο οποίος   

   o opeeoss

   Please

   parakaloúme

   Para-kalo

   I'm sorry

  Signomi 

   seegh-no-mee

   Thank you

   Efkharisto

   eff-kah-rees-toh

   You're welcome

  Parakalo

   pah-rah-kah-loh

   I want a beer

   Thelo mia  mpira

   theh-loh me-ah be-rah

   Tea

   Tsai

   tsah-e

   Coffee

  Kafe

   kah-feh

   Wine

 Krasi

   Krah- see

   Water

Nero

   neh- ro

   Bus

   Λεωφορείο

Layowfo 'reeo   

   Taxi

   Taksi

   Taxi

 

    Greek Alphabet and Numbers

   Vowels;

   A - 'ah'

   E - 'eh'

   İ - 'ee'

   O - 'oh'

   U - 'u'

   Consonants;

  B - 'buh'

  C -  'see'

  D - as in 'drum'

  Fas in 'farm'

  G - as in 'give'

  H - as in 'help'

  J - as in the French name 'Jean'

    - as in 'kin'

   L  - as in 'lost'

   - as in 'men'

  N - as in 'now'

  P - as in 'pet'

   Q  - as in 'queen'

   Rrolled very lightly

   S - as in 'snake'

   T - as in 'team'

   V - as in 'vingar'

   W -   as in 'window'

   Y - as in 'yes'

   Z'zuh' 

    Number     Greek     Pronunciation

     1

    Ena   

    En -a 

    2

  Dio

    Thee-oh

    3

  Tria

    Tree-a

    4

Tessera

    Tess-air-uh

    5

Pente

   Pen-day

    6

Exi

    Ex-ee

     7

Epta

    Ef-ta

    8

    Octo   

    oc-toh

    9

Ennea

   en-nay-a 

   10

Deka

     Thek-a   

  

When ordering food it is helpful to know what your options are on the menu! Some menus outside may be purely in Greek, and the following words can be very useful;

    English     Greek     Pronunciation

   Chicken

   κοτόπουλο

   koto- poulo

   Fish

   ψάρι

   ps-ari

   Lamb

   apvaki

   arn-aki

   Beef steak

   μοσχαρίσια μπριζόλα

   mos-chari-sia bri-zola

   Pork

   χοιρινό

   choi-rino

   Sugar

   ζάχαρη

   zach - ari

   Salt

   άλας

  a- las

   Bread

   ψωμί

  pso- mi

   Hot

   καυτό

   kaf- to

   Cold

   κρύο

   kr - yo

   Ice cream

   παγωτό

   pago-to

A beautiful sweet pastry dessert  sold in Greek bakeries and you will see this as a dessert option on most menus.

   Baklava

   Back-la-var