ALL GREEK TO ME
Athenians have a word for everything! Although English is also spoken here, understanding what is now Greek to you can get you far:
Hello, goodbye, cheers = ya-ssou (abbrev = yaaa!)
Yes = neh
No = oh-khe (or simply tsk)
Please, welcome = pah-rah-kah-low
Thank you = ef-khar-ee-stow
How are you? = Tee-kah-nees
Fine = kah-la
What is your name? = pos-seh-leh-neh?
My name is…. = meh-leh-neh……
I don’t understand Greek = then cat-ah-la-ven-oh eh-len-ee-kah
Do you speak English? = mi-lah-te ag-gli-ka?
Where is… = poo ee-neh…
How much… = pos-oh kah-nee
It’s too much = ee-neh po-lee
Food = fag-ee-toh (abbrev = faee)
Water = neh-ro
Bank = trap-ez-ah
Restaurant = restaur-an (!)
Bus = leh-oh-for-ee-oh
Toilet = toua-let-tah
Come, oh come on = e-lah
Who is… = phi-os eh-neh…
I don’t know = de-hn xe-ro
Leave me alone = pa-ra-ta-meh
Italics signify phonetic accent. Practice in front of your mirror. If you convince yourself that you sound like a Greek, then you can convince an Athenian.
Dictionary of Taste
Enjoy eating as the Greeks eat. We’ll provide the dictionary of Greece’s unique flavours and you can put your imagination and creativity to work. Knowing your food in Attica is vital, especially since all these delicacies can be found in Athens and the surrounds, with most of them made right here in Attica.
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