Basic Greek Adjectives

Basic Greek Adjectives2017-11-27T08:15:06+02:00

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

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
good
καλός, καλή, καλό
kalós (m), kalí (f), kaló (n)
bad
κακός, κακή, κακό
kakós (m), kakí (f), kakó (n)
new
νέος, νέα, νέο
néos (m), néa (f), néo (n)
old
παλιός, παλιά, παλιό
paliós (m), paliá (f), palió (n)
small
μικρός, μικρή, μικρό
mikrós (m), mikrí (f), mikró (n)
large / big
μεγάλος, μεγάλη, μεγάλο
megálos (m), megáli (f), megálo (n)
long
μακρύς, μακριά, μακρύ
makrís (m), makriá (f), makrí (n)
short
κοντός, κοντή, κοντό
kontós (m), kontí (f), kontó (n)
cheap
φτηνός, φτηνή, φτηνό
ftinós (m), ftiní (f), ftinó (n)
expensive
ακριβός, ακριβή, ακριβό
akrivós (m), akriví (f), akrivó (n)
light / clear
ελαφρύς, ελαφριά, ελαφρύ
καθαρός, καθαρή, καθαρό
elafrís (m), elafriá (f), elafrí (n)
katharós (m), katharí (f), katharó (n)

dark
σκοτεινός, σκοτεινή, σκοτεινό
σκοτάδι
skotinós (m), skotiní (f), skotinó (n)
skotádi

late
αργά
argá
early
νωρίς
norís
interesting
ενδιαφέρον
endiaféron
boring
βαρετός, βαρετή, βαρετό
varetós (m), varetí (f), varetó (n)
tired
κουρασμένος, κουρασμένη, κουρασμένο
kurasménos (m), kurasméni (f), kurasméno (n)
easy / simple
εύκολος, εύκολη, εύκολο
απλός, απλή, απλό
éfkolos (m), éfkoli (f), éfkolo (n)
aplós (m), aplí (f), apló (n)

for free
δωρεάν
doreán
right / correct
σωστός, σωστή, σωστό
sostós (m), sostí (f), sostó (n)
wrong
λανθασμένος, λανθασμένη, λανθασμένο
lanthasménos (m), lanthasméni (f), lanthasméno (n)
strong
δυνατός, δυνατή, δυνατό
dinatós (m), dinatí (f), dinató (n)
weak
αδύναμος, αδύναμη, αδύναμο
adínamos (m), adínami (f), adínamo (n)

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