Greek' s language basics & tips


''It is all Greek to me''.

Learn some of basic Greek phrases and be prepared for your holidays in Crete. Some Greetings , numbers, useful Greek phrases will help you!


Greetings in Greek

''kalimera''= goodmorning
''kalinihta''= goodnight
''kalispera'' = good afternoon
''herete''= hallo ,between 10:00-14:00
yassou= hello or goodbye
yassas= hello or goodbye (greeting to more people or formal type)
''antio''= goodbye


Greek Alphabet

Numbers in Greek

1= ''ena''
2= ''dio''
3= ''tria''
4= ''tesera''
5= ''pede''
6= ''eksi''
7= ''efta''
8= ''ohto''
9= ''enia''
10= ''deka''
11= ''edeka''
12= ''dodeka''
13= ''dekatria''
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20= ''ikosi''
30= ''triada''
40= ''sarada''
50= ''penida''
60= ''eksida''
70= ''evdomida''
80= ''ogdoda''
90= ''enenida''
100= ''ekato''
200= ''diakosia''
300= ''triakosia''
400= ''tetrakosia''
500= ''pedakosia''
600= ''exakosia''
700= ''eftiakosia''
800= ''oxtakosia''
900= ''eniakosia''
1000= ''hilia''
2000= ''dio xiliades''
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1.000.000= ''ena ekatomirio''

Α,α
Β,β
Γ,γ
Δ,δ
Ε,ε
Ζ,ζ
Η,η
Θ,θ
Ι,ι
Κ,κ
Λ,λ
Μ,μ
Ν,ν
Ξ,ξ
Ο,ο
Π,π
Ρ,ρ
Σ,σ
Τ,τ
Υ,υ
Φ,φ
Χ,χ


Ψ,ψ
Ω,ω
= alpha
= vita
= gama
= delta
= epsilon
= zita
= ita
= thita
= yiota
= kappa
= lamtha
= mi
= ni
= ksi
= omiKron
= pi
= ro
= sigma
= taf
= ipsilon
= fi
= hi


= psi
= omega
= ''a''
= ''v'', as in vegetable
= similar to  ''y'' in yard
= 'th''  as in  ''the''
= ''e'' as in elephant
= ''z'' as in ''zoo''
= as ''i''
= ''th''  as in ''throw''
= as ''i''
= ''k''
= ''l''
= ''m''
= ''n''
= ''x''
= ''o''
= ''p''
= ''r''
= ''s''
= ''t''
= as ''i''
= ''f'''
= is not like ''x'' in english ,but is like ''h'' as in ''home''

= ''ps''
= ''o''
Cobinations of letters

(ΑΙ, αι) = ''e'' as in egg
(EΙ, ει),
(ΟΙ, οι),
& (ΥΙ, υι)  = ''i'' as in irritant
(OY, ου) = ''u'' as in full
(ΑΥ. αυ ) = ''af''' or ''av''
(ΕΥ, ευ)= ''ef'' or ''ev''