Basic Conversation in Greek

Basic Conversation in Greek 2017-07-21T10:19:44+00:00

Now let’s learn some basic Greek conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Greek.

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

Basic Greek words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
yes
ναί
no
όχι
ókhi
please / you’re welcome
παρακαλώ
παρακαλώ
parakaló
parakaló

you’re very welcome
είστε ευπρόσδεκτοι
íste efprósdekti
thank you
ευχαριστώ
efkharistó
thank you very much
ευχαριστώ πολύ
efkharistó polí
thanks
ευχαριστώ
efkharistó
Excuse me!
Με συγχωρείτε!
Me sinkhoríte!

Communication

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.
Καταλαβαίνω
Katalavéno
I don’t understand.
Δεν καταλαβαίνω.
Den katalavéno.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
Χαίρετε
Khérete?
Me sinkhoríte?
What does that mean?
Τι σημαίνει αυτό
Ti siméni aftó?
I don’t know.
Δεν γνωρίζω.
Den gnorízo.
I don’t speak Polish.
Δεν μιλώ πολωνικά.
Den miló poloniká.
I speak a little Polish.
Μιλάω λίγο πολωνικά.
Miláo lígo poloniká.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Μιλάς αγγλικά
Milás angliká?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Μιλάς αγγλικά
Milás angliká?
Yes, I do speak English.
Ναι, μιλώ αγγλικά.
Ne, miló angliká.
No, I don’t speak English.
Όχι, δεν μιλάω αγγλικά.
Ókhi, den miláo angliká.

Making acquaintances

EnglishGreekGreek
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!
Μιλήστε πιο αργά!
Milíste pio argá!
Nice to meet you!
Χάρηκα για τη γνωριμία!
Khárika yia ti gnorimía!
How are you?
Πώς είσαι
Pós íse?
Good, thank you!
Καλά ευχαριστώ!
Kalá efkharistó!
I’m well, thanks!
Είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ!
Íme kalá, efkharistó!
Not bad, thanks!
Δεν είναι κακό, ευχαριστώ!
Den íne kakó, efkharistó!
very bad
πολύ κακό
polí kakó
What’s your name?
Ποιό είναι το όνομά σου
Pió íne to ónomá su?
My name is [...].
Το όνομά μου είναι [...].
To ónomá mu íne [...].
What’s your first name?
Ποιο είναι το μικρό σου όνομα
Pio íne to mikró su ónoma?
My first name is [...]
Το όνομα μου είναι [...]
To ónoma mu íne [...]
How old are you?
Πόσο χρονών είσαι
Póso khronón íse?
I’m [...] years old.
Είμαι [...] χρονών.
Íme [...] khronón.
What are your hobbies?
Ποιά είναι τα χόμπι σου
Piá íne ta khómpi su?
What do you like doing?
Τι σου αρέσει να κάνεις
Ti su arési na kánis?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Τι κάνεις αυτή τη στιγμή
Ti kánis aftí ti stigmí?
Where do you live?
Πού μένεις
Pú ménis?
I live in [...].
Ζω στην [...].
Zo stin [...].
I’m from England
είμαι από την Αγγλία
íme apó tin Anglía
I’m English
είμαι Άγγλος, είμαι Αγγλίδα
íme Ánglos (m), íme Anglída (f)

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