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Greek Language - Learn Basic Greek Words And Phrases Greek language is considered as one of the most difficult

languages to learn. This page is not going to teach you how to speak Greek, but you can learn some basic Greek words and phrases in order to impress your friends in Crete. As it happens in every country, people in Crete will be glad to hear you trying to speak their language. Even if all you can say is "kalimera" or "Yassou", people will smile and open up. Learn Greetings in Greek :

In all the following, "e" is read as in "egg" and "th" is read as in "this". The emphasis in pronunciation falls on the syllable which is in underlined script kalimera = good morning . Used both when coming to and going away from a place. kalispera = good afternoon . Used only when coming to a place or meeting someone in the evening or at night. kalinihta = good night . Used only as a goodbye greeting in the evening or at night. herete (e as in egg) = hello , used between 10:00 and 14:00 yassou = hello or goodbye (greeting to one person or a friend) yassas = hello or goodbye (greeting to more persons or a more formal and polite way to greet an unknown person) adio = goodbye Yassou file mou Niko = Hello my friend Niko, an easy way to please a Greek friend of yours.
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How to count in Greek. The same applies to Chania. Learn the colours in Greek aspro = white lefko = white mavro = black gri = grey prassino = green .ble = blue galazio = light blue kitrino = yellow kokkino = red Greek names of countries .kafe = brown mov = purple .Knossos = Knossos Phaistos = Phaistos - Samaria = Samaria (Gorge) . Learn the Greek Numbers: . The emphasis in pronunciation falls on the syllable which is in underlined script Ellatha = Greece Iraklio = Heraklion Ellinas = Greek (man) Hania = Chania Ellinitha = Greek (woman) . Most tourist guides call it Samaria which is wrong because the emphasis is on the last syllable.Rethimno = Rethymnon Athina = Athens Kriti = Crete kritikos = Cretan man kritikia = Cretan woman - Ayios Nikolaos = Agios Nikolaos Sitia = Sitia . flash movie with all numbers in Greek.Greek numbers .In all the following. "e" is read as in "egg" and "th" is read as in "this". Knossos and Phaistos. Also more information about numbers and math symbols in Greek.

please. = My name is .Alvania = Albania . "e" is read as in "egg" and "th" is read as in "this". Mporo na bgalo mia fotografia? = May I take a photo? Ela = Come Fiye = Go away! (fi as in fish. ye as in yellow) Ise omorfi = you are beautiful M' areseis = I like you S' agapo = I love you .Yermania = Germany . The emphasis in pronunciation falls on the syllable which is in underlined script Efharisto = Thank you Parakalo = Your Welcome Milate Anglika? = Do you speak English? Milate Yermanika? = Do you speak German? Then katalaveno = I don't understand Pos se lene? = What is your name? Me lene .Thania = Denmark Ameriki = USA .. Apo pou eisai? = Where are you from? Poso kanei? = How much is it? Poso hrostao = How much do I owe? Logariasmo parakalo = The bill..Kanathas = Canada .- In all the following.Kina = China Norviyia = Norway Anglia = England Ollanthia = Holland Finlanthia = Finland Polonia = Polland Gallia = France Rossia = Russia Iaponia = Japan Souithia = Sweden Ispania = Spain Italia = Italy Learn Common Greek Phrases Tourkia = Turkey Velyio = Belgium Voulgaria = Bulgaria ...

Pay attention to the small difference from "kiss". flash movie with the Greek letters .Eimai apo Anglia = I am from England Thelo ena kafe = I want a coffee Thelo ena tsai = I want a tea Thelo mia mpira = I want a beer Thelo ena poto = I want a drink Thelo ena thomatio = I want a room Ehete thomatio? = Do you have a room? ya mia mera = for one day ya thio meres = for two days ya mia vthomatha = for one week ya thio vthomathes = for two weeks M' agapas? = Do you love me? Agapi mou = My love. Eho filo = I have a boyfriend Eimai pantremeni = I am married (female) The Greek Alphabet and the sounds of the Greek letters .The sound of the letters of the Greek Alphabet. Darling Filise me = kiss me Fili = kiss Filos / F ili = friend (male) / (female).

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