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Corfu Travel Guides > Learn Greek  >  Lesson 1: The Greek Basics

  Lesson 1: The Basics

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Hello
Note: this is the singular. Use when greeting a friend.
Ya-soo
Hello
Note: this is the plural version. Use when greeting more than one person; a person who you do not know; or an older person to show respect.
Ya-sas
Good morning
 Ka-li-mera
Good afternoon
(Contrary to what many will tell you, there is not a Greek word for afternoon, but this is commonly used)
 
Hai-re-te
Good  evening
Ka-li-spera
Goodnight
(you may have noticed that 'Kal-li' means 'good')
Ka-li-nik-ta
Thank you
(a little bit difficult - you will need some practice!)
Ef-hari-sto
Yes
(notice that the ending is very short)
N-e
No
O-chi
Please
(There is not a literal translation for please in Greek.)
Para-kalo
Tomorrow
(Commonly used Greek expression - I'll do it tomorrow!)
Av-rio
Alright / OK
En-daxi

Now, lets move on to the next Lesson: Numbers. We provide you with the first twenty Greek numbers plus a short Greek grammar lesson on plurals: Learn Greek: Numbers

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Did You Know?

Many are surprised to learn that there is not a literal translation for please in Greek. "Para-kalo" is commonly used and this translation would be used to call a waiter to your table for example. The tone of voice and the way you ask indicates if you are being kind.


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