Nouns represent people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to refer to somebody or something. Memorize the Greek nouns below and you’ll be well equipped for almost every basic conversation.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Nouns

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Important nouns

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
childπαιδίpedí
manάνδραςándras
womanγυναίκαyinéka
familyοικογένειαikoyénia
town / cityπόλη
πόλη
póli
póli

countryχώραkhóra
worldκόσμοςkósmos
houseσπίτιspíti
carαυτοκίνητοaftokínito
street / roadοδός
δρόμος
odós
drómos

shopκατάστημα
μαγαζί
katástima
magazí

doorπόρταpórta
tableτραπέζιtrapézi
chairκαρέκλαkarékla
windowπαράθυροparáthiro
newspaperεφημερίδαefimerída
bookβιβλίοvivlío
penστυλόstiló
bagτσάνταtsánta
rucksackσακίδιοsakídio
happinessευτυχίαeftikhía
loveαγάπηagápi
flowerλουλούδιlulúdi
ballμπάλαbála
workδουλειάduliá
vacationδιακοπέςdiakopés
passportδιαβατήριοdiavatírio
languageγλώσσαglóssa
questionερώτησηerótisi
answerαπάντησηapántisi
beginning / startαρχή
έναρξη
arkhí
énarxi

endτέλοςtélos

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