Greek Phrases

The Greek phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: xαίρεται  [xairetai] Audio
What is your name?: πως λέγεσαι?  [pos leyesai?] Audio
Nice to meet you: χάρηκα  [chareka] Audio
How are you?: πως είσαι?  [pos eisai?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ.  [eimai kala, eecharisto.] Audio
And you?: εσύ?  [esύ?] Audio


Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Greek)?: μιλάς αγγλικά/ελληνικά?  [milas ayylika/ellenika?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: μιλάει κινέζικα;  [milaei kinezika;] Audio
A little bit: λίγα  [liya] Audio
How old are you?: πόσω χρονών είσαι?  [poso chronon eisai?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: είμαι τριάντα τρία χρονών.  [eimai trianta tria chronon.] Audio
It was nice talking to you: χάρηκα που τα είπαμε  [chareka poe ta eipame] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: τι εννοείς;  [ti ennoeis;] Audio
I don't understand: δεν καταλαβαίνω  [then katalavaino] Audio
I don't know: δεν ξέρω  [then xero] Audio
Sorry: συγνώμη  [seynome] Audio
What is that called in Greek?: πως λέγεται αυτό στα ελληνικά;  [pos leyetai aeto sta ellenika;] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: τι σημαίνει αυτή η λέξη στα αγγλικά;  [ti semainei aete e lexe sta ayylika;] Audio


More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: από πού είσαι;  [apo poύ eisai;] Audio
I'm from the U.S: είμαι από την αμερική  [eimai apo ten amerike] Audio
I'm American: είμαι αμερικανός  [eimai amerikanos] Audio
Where do you live?: που μένεις;  [poe meneis;] Audio
I live in the U.S: ζω στην αμερική  [zo sten amerike] Audio
What do you do for a living?: τι δουλειά κάνεις;  [ti thoeleia kaneis;] Audio
I'm a student: είμαι φοιτητής  [eimai foitetes] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: να σε βοηθήσω;  [na se voetheso;] Audio
Can you help me?: μπορείς να με βοηθήσεις;  [mporeis na me voetheseis;] Audio
Where is the airport?: πού είναι το αεροδρόμιο;  [poύ einai to aerothromio;] Audio
Go straight: πηγαίνετε ευθεία  [peyainete eetheia] Audio
Then: μετά  [meta] Audio
Turn left: στρίψτε αριστερά  [stripste aristera] Audio
Turn right: στρίψτε δεξιά  [stripste thexia] Audio


Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Greek in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: χρόνια πολλά  [chronia polla] Audio
Happy new year: ευτυχισμένο το νέο έτος  [eetechismeno to neo etos] Audio
Merry Christmas: καλά χριστούγεννα  [kala christoύyenna] Audio
Good luck: καλή τύχη  [kale tύche] Audio
Congratulations: συγχαρητήρια  [seychareteria] Audio

Greek expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: έχω κάνει κράτηση  [echo kanei kratese] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: εχετε διαθέσιμα δωμάτια;   [echete thiathesima thomatia; ] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: θα ήθελα ένα δωμάτιο μη καπνιζόντων  [tha ethela ena thomatio me kapnizonton] Audio
How much it costs per night?: ποια είναι η χρέωση ανά διανυκτέρευση;  [poia einai e chreose ana thianektereese;] Audio
Waiter: γκαρσόνι/γκαρσόνα  [ykarsoni/ykarsona] Audio
How much is this?: πόσο κοστίζει αυτό;  [poso kostizei aeto;] Audio
What is this?: τι είναι αυτό;  [ti einai aeto;] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: είσαι καλά;  [eisai kala;] Audio
I need a doctor: χρειάζομαι ένα γιατρό  [chreiazomai ena yiatro] Audio
Help: βοήθεια  [voetheia] Audio
Call the ambulance: kάλεσε ασθενοφόρο  [kalese asthenoforo] Audio
Call the police: φώναξε την αστυνομία  [fonaxe ten astenomia] Audio
I am sick: αισθάνομαι χάλια  [aisthanomai chalia] Audio

These Greek phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Greek Vocabulary and Greek Grammar, you might want to visit our Greek Flashcards to practice what you learned.

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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Greek phrases.