Greek Vocabulary

The Greek vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: ένα  [ena] Audio Two: δυο  [theo] Audio
Three: τρία  [tria] Audio Four: τέσσερα  [tessera] Audio
Five: πέντε  [pente] Audio Six: έξι  [exi] Audio
Seven: επτά  [epta] Audio Eight: οκτώ  [okto] Audio
Nine: εννέα  [ennea] Audio Ten: δέκα  [theka] Audio
First: πρώτος  [protos] Audio Second: δεύτερος  [theύteros] Audio

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: δευτέρα  [theetera] Audio Tuesday: τρίτη  [trite] Audio
Wednesday: τετάρτη  [tetarte] Audio Thursday: πέμπτη  [pempte] Audio
Friday: παρασκευή  [paraskeee] Audio Saturday: σάββατο  [savvato] Audio
Sunday: κυριακή  [keriake] Audio Now: τώρα  [tora] Audio
Yesterday: εχθές  [echthes] Audio Today: σήμερα  [semera] Audio
Tonight: απόψε  [apopse] Audio Tomorrow: αύριο  [aύrio] Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: φρούτα  [froύta] Audio Apples: μήλο  [melo] Audio
Bananas: μπανάνες  [mpananes] Audio Tomatoes: ντομάτες  [ntomates] Audio
Potatoes: πατάτες  [patates] Audio Onions: κρεμμύδια  [kremmύthia] Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: κόκκινο  [kokkino] Audio Green: πράσινο  [prasino] Audio
Blue: μπλε  [mple] Audio White: λευκό  [leeko] Audio
Black: μαύρο  [maύro] Audio Grey: γκρι  [ykri] Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: πρωινό  [proino] Audio Lunch: μεσημεριανό  [mesemeriano] Audio
Dinner: δείπνο  [theipno] Audio Milk: γάλα  [yala] Audio
Coffee: καφές  [kafes] Audio Bread: ψωμί  [psomi] Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: ηλιόλουστος  [elioloestos] Audio Windy: ανεμώδης  [anemothes] Audio
Rainy: βροχερός  [vrocheros] Audio Snowy: χιονισμένος  [chionismenos] Audio
Cold: κρύο  [krύo] Audio Hot: καυτό  [kaeto] Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: αγόρι  [ayori] Audio Girl: κορίτσι  [koritsi] Audio
Son: γιός  [yios] Audio Daughter: κόρη  [kore] Audio
Brother: αδελφός  [athelfos] Audio Sister: αδελφή  [athelfe] Audio
Man: άνθρωπος  [anthropos] Audio Woman: γυναίκα  [yenaika] Audio
Father: πατέρας  [pateras] Audio Mother: μητέρα  [metera] Audio
Grandfather: παππούς  [pappoύs] Audio Grandmother: γιαγιά  [yiayia] Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: σπίτι  [spiti] Audio Toilet: τουαλέτα  [toealeta] Audio
Room: δωμάτιο  [thomatio] Audio Bedroom: υπνοδωμάτιο  [epnothomatio] Audio
Kitchen: κουζίνα  [koezina] Audio Table: τραπέζι  [trapezi] Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: γάτα  [yata] Audio Dog: σκύλος  [skύlos] Audio
Mouse: ποντίκι  [pontiki] Audio Bird: πτηνό - πουλί  [pteno - poeli] Audio
Cow: αγελάδα  [ayelatha] Audio Horse: άλογο  [aloyo] Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: κάλτσες  [kaltses] Audio Shoes: παπούτσια  [papoύtsia] Audio
Trousers: παντελόνι  [panteloni] Audio Shirt: πουκάμισο  [poekamiso] Audio
Sweater: αθλητική μπλούζα  [athletike mploύza] Audio Coat: παλτό  [palto] Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: αγγλικά  [ayylika] Audio French: γαλλικά  [yallika] Audio
German: γερμανικά  [yermanika] Audio Spanish: ισπανικά  [ispanika] Audio
Italian: ιταλικά  [italika] Audio Portuguese: πορτογαλικά  [portoyalika] Audio
Greek: ελληνικά  [ellenika] Audio Russian: ρώσικα  [rosika] Audio
Arabic: αραβικά  [aravika] Audio Hindi: χίντι  [chinti] Audio
Chinese: κινέζικα  [kinezika] Audio Japanese: ιαπωνικά  [iaponika] Audio


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Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: ταξί  [taxi] Audio Bus: λεωφορείο  [leoforeio] Audio
Hotel: ξενοδοχείο  [xenothocheio] Audio Reservation: κράτηση  [kratese] Audio
Airport: αεροδρόμιο  [aerothromio] Audio Passport: διαβατήριο  [thiavaterio] Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: φοιτητής  [foitetes] Audio Teacher: δάσκαλος  [thaskalos] Audio
Pen: στυλό  [stelo] Audio Books: βιβλία  [vivlia] Audio
Page: σελίδα  [selitha] Audio Dictionary: λεξικό  [lexiko] Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: χέρι  [cheri] Audio Feet: πόδια  [pothia] Audio
Hair: μαλλιά  [mallia] Audio Eye: μάτι  [mati] Audio
Mouth: στόμα  [stoma] Audio Nose: μύτη  [mύte] Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ασθενοφόρο  [asthenoforo] Audio Doctor: γιατρός  [yiatros] Audio
Hospital: νοσοκομείο  [nosokomeio] Audio Pharmacy: φαρμακείο  [farmakeio] Audio
Police: αστυνομία  [astenomia] Audio Stomach Ache: στομαχόπονος  [stomachoponos] Audio

As you can see, this Greek vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.