We’ll now learn talking about parts of the human body as well as some useful Greek words and phrases related to Health and Illnesses. Let’s hope you’ll never need them, but better be prepared than sorry as they say…

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Body & Health in Greek

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The Body

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
body [Sg]
σώμα
sóma
bodies [Pl]
σώματα
sómata
head [Sg]
κεφάλι
kefáli
heads [Pl]
κεφάλια
kefália
face [Sg]
πρόσωπο
prósopo
faces [Pl]
πρόσωπα
prósopa
eye [Sg]
μάτι
máti
eyes [Pl]
μάτια
mátia
ear [Sg]
αυτί
aftí
ears [Pl]
αυτιά
aftiá
nose [Sg]
μύτη
míti
noses [Pl]
μύτες
mítes
mouth [Sg]
στόμα
stóma
mouths [Pl]
στόματα
stómata
tongue [Sg]
γλώσσα
glóssa
tongues [Pl]
γλώσσες
glósses
neck [Sg]
λαιμός
lemós
necks [Pl]
λαιμοί
lemí
chest [Sg]
στήθος
stíthos
chests [Pl]
στήθη
stíthi
back / shoulder
πλάτη
ώμοσ
pláti
ómos

stomach [Sg]
στομάχι
stomákhi
stomachs [Pl]
στομάχια
stomákhia
heart [Sg]
καρδιά
kardiá
hearts [Pl]
καρδιές
kardiés
arm [Sg]
μπράτσο
brátso
arms [Pl]
μπράτσα
brátsa
elbow [Sg]
αγκώνας
angónas
elbows [Pl]
αγκώνες
angónes
hand [Sg]
χέρι
khéri
hands [Pl]
δεξιά χέρια
khéria
right hand
δεξί χέρι
dexí khéri
left hand
αριστερό χέρι
aristeró khéri
finger [Sg]
δάχτυλο
dákhtilo
fingers [Pl]
δάχτυλα
dákhtila
leg [Sg]
πόδι
pódi
legs [Pl]
πόδια
pódia
foot [Sg]
πόδι
pódi
feet [Pl]
πόδια
pódia
skin
δέρμα
dérma
hair
μαλλιά
malliá
tooth [Sg]
δόντι
dónti
teeth [Pl]
δόντια
dóntia
blood
αίμα
éma

Health & Illnesses

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
healthy
υγιής, υγιής, υγιές
iyiís (m), iyiís (f), iyiés (n)
ill / sick
άρρωστος, άρρωστη, άρρωστο
árrostos (m), árrosti (f), árrosto (n)
ache [Sg]
πόνος
pónos
aches [Pl]
πόνοι
póni
My [...] aches. / My [...] hurts.
Ο [...] μου πονάει., Η [...] μου πονάει., Το [...] μου πονάει.
O [...] mu ponái. (m), I [...] mu ponái. (f), To [...] mu ponái. (n)
My [...] ache. / My [...] hurt.
Οι [...] μου πονάνε., Οι [...] μου πονάνε., Τα [...] μου πονάνε.
I [...] mu ponáne. (m), I [...] mu ponáne. (f), Ta [...] mu ponáne. (n)
I have a stomach ache.
έχω στομαχόπονο
ékho stomakhópono
My legs hurt.
τα πόδια μου πονάνε
ta pódia mu ponáne
doctor
γιατρός
yiatrós
medical office / doctor’s surgery
ιατρείο
χειρουργείο
iatrío
khiruryío

chemist’s / drugstore
φαρμακείο
farmakío
hospital
νοσοκομείο
nosokomío
illness / malady
ασθένεια
πάθηση
asthénia
páthisi

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