Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Greek adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Greek“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

goodκαλός, καλή, καλόkalós (m), kalí (f), kaló (n)
badκακός, κακή, κακόkakós (m), kakí (f), kakó (n)
newνέος, νέα, νέοnéos (m), néa (f), néo (n)
oldπαλιός, παλιά, παλιόpaliós (m), paliá (f), palió (n)
smallμικρός, μικρή, μικρόmikrós (m), mikrí (f), mikró (n)
large / bigμεγάλος, μεγάλη, μεγάλοmegálos (m), megáli (f), megálo (n)
longμακρύς, μακριά, μακρύmakrís (m), makriá (f), makrí (n)
shortκοντός, κοντή, κοντόkontós (m), kontí (f), kontó (n)
cheapφτηνός, φτηνή, φτηνόftinós (m), ftiní (f), ftinó (n)
expensiveακριβός, ακριβή, ακριβόakrivós (m), akriví (f), akrivó (n)
light / clearελαφρύς, ελαφριά, ελαφρύ
καθαρός, καθαρή, καθαρό
elafrís (m), elafriá (f), elafrí (n)
katharós (m), katharí (f), katharó (n)

darkσκοτεινός, σκοτεινή, σκοτεινό
skotinós (m), skotiní (f), skotinó (n)

boringβαρετός, βαρετή, βαρετόvaretós (m), varetí (f), varetó (n)
tiredκουρασμένος, κουρασμένη, κουρασμένοkurasménos (m), kurasméni (f), kurasméno (n)
easy / simpleεύκολος, εύκολη, εύκολο
απλός, απλή, απλό
éfkolos (m), éfkoli (f), éfkolo (n)
aplós (m), aplí (f), apló (n)

for freeδωρεάνdoreán
right / correctσωστός, σωστή, σωστόsostós (m), sostí (f), sostó (n)
wrongλανθασμένος, λανθασμένη, λανθασμένοlanthasménos (m), lanthasméni (f), lanthasméno (n)
strongδυνατός, δυνατή, δυνατόdinatós (m), dinatí (f), dinató (n)
weakαδύναμος, αδύναμη, αδύναμοadínamos (m), adínami (f), adínamo (n)

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