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.Greek is one of the oldest attested Indo-European languages, known from 1400 BC in inscriptions in a syllabary of Minoan origin.^ The Greek language is a member of the Indo-European family of languages.
  • Greek Language 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
  • Learn to Speak Greek today. Greek language CD-ROM £19.99 with FREE P&P 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.flightline.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Modern Greek is one of the few Indo-European languages that has retained a synthetic passive .
  • HELLENIC (GREEK SCHOOLS) AROUND THE WORLD 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC greekeducation.net [Source type: Reference]

^ It is one of the few Indo-European languages that has retained a synthetic passive .
  • Greek language - Hwiki 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC hwiki.fzk.de [Source type: Reference]

.The present alphabet was introduced by a Phoenician called Qadmu (Καδμος) about 800 BC, and has been in use, with a few letters added and removed, continuously since then.^ The letters of the so-called “Phoenician” alphabet were first used by the Philistines and had Minoan Hellenic roots!
  • The Controversy: Who invented the alphabet, the Phoenicians or the Greeks 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC phoenicia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When using this writing and since this writing had been introduced to Greece by Phoenicians, they called it Phoenician, as was just.
  • VAMPIRE KILLER 2010: Alphabet Deception 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.newciv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The Controversy: Who invented the alphabet, the Phoenicians or the Greeks 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC phoenicia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And when they used them, they called them Phoenicians, as was just, since the Phoenicians brought the letters to Greece.

.The 24-letter alphabet used in Classical Greek is the same one used today.^ Main Classical Greek alphabet .
  • Greek alphabet -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The letters Y and Z were near the beginning of the Greek alphabet.
  • KryssTal : Writing 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Beta Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet.
  • Greek Alphabet : Symbols on Stuff: T-Shirts Stickers Hats and Gifts 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.cafepress.com [Source type: Reference]

.Greek is the official language of both Greece and Cyprus.^ Greek, Ancient: an extinct language of Greece.
  • Resources in and about the Ancient Greek language 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.language-archives.org [Source type: Academic]

^ National or official language: Greek.
  • Ethnologue report for Greece 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.ethnologue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Language The official language of Greece is Modern Greek , which is also spoken by the majority of the people.
  • General Info about Greece 11 September 2009 6:06 UTC alexandros.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many Greek words have been borrowed into other languages, so you will find a lot of these words familiar, such as τραυμα (trauma, "injury") and σοφία (sofia "wisdom, knowledge").^ We also translate Greek to and from any other world language.

^ Languages borrow words from other languages all the time.

^ Translate Greek words and phrases into many languages with one simple search...

.Originally they were borrowed into Latin, which became the Romance languages.^ First of all, the Latin alphabet was based on the Greek alphabet and according to several researches it has been proven that more than 150 000 words of the English language are of Greek origin.

^ Words of foreign origin have entered the language mainly from Latin, Italian and Ottoman Turkish.
  • Learn a Language - Greek - Learn to speak - audio cd book - language learning 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.christmasideas.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Later on they also borrowed a considerable number of words from other sources, such as, Italian, Turkish, French and also Latin.

.The changes Greek words underwent in Latin are different from those they underwent in Greek.^ Where once knowledge of Greek and Latin was fundamental for any educated European, so by the 1920s that pattern had changed radically and by the 1990s knowledge of Greek and Latin is limited to a small specialist group.
  • TCA's Greek Too!: Articles 2 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.txclassics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Latin text enclosed between stars (*) will denote pronunciation of Greek words according to the previous conventions See also the phonetics page.

^ For those that are willing to learn Greek or Hebrew or Latin I wish to them to pursue the possession of the Spirit, because without Him the reading is a reading of dead words, but in Him the reading is Light and Life.
  • Greek language & theology: what is the relationship? 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.monachos.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For instance, in a rare case of someone actually returning a word he borrowed, κινημα (kinema, motion) was borrowed into Latin as cinema, which in French acquired the meaning "movie", and was returned to Greek as σινεμα (sinema).^ The word polis means city in Greek.
  • Greek Goddesses 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.paleothea.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A word meaning "All Greek."
  • Greek Glossary - Phoenix Alumnae Panhellenic Association 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.phoenixpanhellenic.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The $ switches into Greek mode, and the & switches into Latin.
  • http://snible.org/greek/alphabet.html 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC snible.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Greek has changed less in the last two thousand years than English has in the last five hundred.^ Two hundred years after the conquest of Of, i.e.
  • TRABZON GREEK: A LANGUAGE WITHOUT A TONGUE by �mer Asan 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.karalahana.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A substantial admission price is paid by the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the site each year.
  • Parthenon, Athens, Greece 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.sacredsites.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A difficulty with Greek that may put off learners is the maintenance of an older form of the alphabet than that used for Latin, English, and many other languages.
  • Classical Greek Online: Series Introduction 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It still has three genders, five cases, and movable ν.^ The three ancient gender noun categories (masculine, feminine and neuter) never fell out of use, while adjectives agree in gender, number, and case with their respective nouns, as do their articles.
  • Greek Language Translation, Interpreting, Transcription Services 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.alsglobal.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Learn a Language - Greek - Learn to speak - audio cd book - language learning 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.christmasideas.com.au [Source type: General]

^ This can be seen in the nouns which have five cases - genitive, nominative, dative, vocative and accusative, three numbers - singular, plural and dual, and three genders neuter, masculine and feminine.
  • Professional Greek translation services 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.tomedes.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Greek, like all of the older Indo-European languages, is highly inflected—for example, nouns have five cases, three genders, and three numbers, verbs have three moods, three voices, as well as three persons and three numbers and various other forms.

.Although the dative dropped out of use in Greek before the dative merged with the accusative in English, one can still form the dative of μπαγλαμας (a stringed instrument smaller than the μπουζουκι), even though it belongs to a new declension.^ Used for all forms of Greek .
  • KryssTal : Writing 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: Reference]

^ This one is for translating Greek into English .

^ Greek is a strongly stressed language, even more so than English.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A216073 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • BBC - h2g2 - The Greek Alphabet - A216073 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.So if you know some Attic or Koine Greek and pronounce it as Modern Greek, though you will sound archaic, you will probably be understood.^ Now in Modern Greek it is pronounced as v.

^ You know you're Greek 2 ...

^ You know you’re NOT Greek if… 20.
  • Free Greek language lessons 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC livingingreece.gr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Letters and Pronunciation

.Following are the uppercase and lowercase versions of each letter, followed by its name in English (Latin) and Greek.^ Rho (uppercase Ρ , lowercase ρ or ϱ ) is the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet.
  • What is Greek Alphabet? 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC ipedia.net [Source type: Reference]

^ Jesus is the English letters for the Greek name IhsouV .
  • The Original Language of the New Testament was Greek - Intro 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC sacrednamemovement.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Colors uppercase letters alphabet ( greek ).
  • Greek alphabet for print and painting 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.raskraska.ru [Source type: Academic]

(You can also see how the transliteration works)
  • VOWELS
Α/α alpha (άλφα) 
as in pat
Ε/ε epsilon (έψιλον) 
as in pet
Η/η eeta (ήτα) 
as in reed
Ι/ι iota (ιώτα) 
as in reed, though when followed by a vowel it can often be pronounced like y - example: its very name, it's either said as iota or yota.
Ο/ο omicron (όμικρον) 
as in pot
Υ/υ eepsilon (ύψιλον) 
as in reed
Ω/ω omega (ωμέγα) 
as in pot
  • DIPHTHONGS
ΑΙ/αι aplha-iota 
as in pet; .If you want to pronounce AI as in British English "icon" use the ϊ; the same rule applies to all other dipthongs with the I letter.^ This letter actually used to exist in English.
  • The Greek Alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Same like [o] in “g o t” the way it is pronounced in British English.
  • The Greek Alphabet 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.foundalis.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How do you pronounce the letter iota [ I ] in Greek, Spanish, and English?

ΕΙ/ει epsilon-iota 
as in wheat
ΟΙ/οι omicron-iota 
as in wheat
ΥΙ/υι eepsilon-iota 
as in wheat
ΟΥ/ου omicron-eepsilon
as in pool
ΑΥ/αυ alpha-eepsilon
ΕΥ/ευ epsilon-eepsilon 
For the last two diphthongs: when followed by a voiceless consonant or a vowel or nothing (end of the word), the upsilon is pronounced as f resulting to 'af' and 'ef'; though, when followed by a voiced consonant the f is voiced as well making it a v.. so we have .'av' and 'ev'. (example: 'aura' and 'tau' in Greek are pronounced as 'avra' and 'tav'; although "au" and "eu" are increasingly pronounced among the younger generation, 45 years and under.^ Most of the labor centers and federations are under the aegis of the Greek General Confederation of Labor, which has some 700,000 members.
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^ In the word anthropoi (“men”), for example, the final diphthong oi is pronounced in Modern Greek as a single sound, the English long e .
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^ Although the economy generally improved under the Socialists, the unemployment rate remained high and corruption scandales hurt the party.
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)
  • CONSONANTS
Β/β veeta (βήτα) 
V/v
Γ/γ gamma (γάμμα) 
a voiced version of chi, as w in woman, but stronger. Before epsilon (γε) and iota (γι), as in yet and yiddish. Also see consonant clusters.
Δ/δ thelta (δέλτα) 
as in those / Spanish soft d as in "nido" / Norse Ð/ð
Ζ/ζ zeeta (ζήτα) 
as in zone
Θ/θ theeta (θήτα) 
th as in thorn / Norse Þ/þ
Κ/κ kappa (κάππα) 
as in kinetic
Λ/λ lamtha (λάμδα) 
L/l
Μ/μ mee (μι) 
M/m
Ν/ν nee (νι) 
N/n
Ξ/ξ ksee (ξι) 
X/x as in ax
Π/π pee (πι) 
P/p as in ape
Ρ/ρ rho (ρο) 
Spanish/Scottish R/r
Σ/σ/ς sigma (σίγμα) 
S/s as in some. Before voiced consonants it gets voiced to z
Τ/τ taf (ταυ) 
T/t
Φ/φ fee (φι) 
F/f
Χ/χ chi (χι) 
Scottish ch [loch] / like an H/h but with the tongue touching the palate
Ψ/ψ psi (ψι) 
as in lips
  • SPECIAL CONSONANT CLUSTERS:
Γκ/γκ gamma-kappa 
as in gong
γγ gamma-gamma 
as in gong
γχ gamma-chi 
n+chi / like ngh in Buckingham: Μπάκιγχαμ
Μπ/μπ mee-pee 
as in bumble / B/b. .At the beginning of the word is read just as b.^ Of course, at this point, the student will just be beginning to understand Greek words, forms, and sentence structure.
  • Greek 'n' Stuff's Frequently Asked Questions 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.greeknstuff.com [Source type: General]

^ To find a word in the dictionary, just start typing it in the Input Line, words beginning with such letters will appear on the screen.
  • Greek-English-Greek dictionary software. Greek language translation software for PDA and Windows. ECTACO & Lingvosoft 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.translation-guide.com [Source type: General]
  • Greek-English-Greek dictionary software. Greek language translation software for PDA and Windows. ECTACO & Lingvosoft 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.turizm.net [Source type: General]

Inside the word is pronounced like mb
Ντ/ντ nee-taf 
as in dander / D/d. .At the beginning of the word is read just as d.^ Of course, at this point, the student will just be beginning to understand Greek words, forms, and sentence structure.
  • Greek 'n' Stuff's Frequently Asked Questions 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.greeknstuff.com [Source type: General]

^ To find a word in the dictionary, just start typing it in the Input Line, words beginning with such letters will appear on the screen.
  • Greek-English-Greek dictionary software. Greek language translation software for PDA and Windows. ECTACO & Lingvosoft 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.translation-guide.com [Source type: General]
  • Greek-English-Greek dictionary software. Greek language translation software for PDA and Windows. ECTACO & Lingvosoft 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.turizm.net [Source type: General]

Inside the word is pronounced like nd
.All the above 5 diphthongs can be nasalized more or less depending to the speaker.^ The readings vary in length, usually around 10-11 verses, but sometimes more or less depending on the specific passage."

^ Bosnia-Herzegovina had four metropolitans depending more or less on Constantinople, but since Austria-Hungary has annexed that country they will no longer be dependent.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greek Church 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

Any other consonant combination is pronounced like their English counterparts. 
Just remember which is the proper letter in English!

Notes on Sounds, Accents etc.

.The accent (similar in usage as in Spanish), if written, is placed on the vowel of the tonic syllable, or onto the second vowel if there's a diphthong.^ The breathing is placed on the initial vowel, or on the second letter of an initial diphthong.
  • Greek & Greek Extended 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.tlg.uci.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ If the vowel is written with a digraph (see above), the accent mark is placed over the second letter of the pair.
  • The Greek Alphabet 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.foundalis.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In words that begin with a diphthong, the breathing mark is placed over the second vowel of the diphthong.
  • THE GREEK ALPHABET 11 September 2009 6:06 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If there's an accent at the first vowel of a diphthong, or a diaeresis on the second, then it isn't an actual diphthong and the two vowels are pronunced separately.^ Maera There were actually two Maeras.
  • Greek Goddesses 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.paleothea.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We’ve found there is a marvelous release of intellectual energy that occurs when two widely separated fields of thought come together in one mind,” President ...
  • USC travels outside of comfort zone  | Daily Trojan 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC dailytrojan.com [Source type: News]

^ Phonetically the two are identical, both varying from Ancient Greek principally in the substitution of stress for pitch in accented syllables and in the altered pronunciation of vowels and diphthongs.
  • Greek Language - MSN Encarta 11 September 2009 6:06 UTC encarta.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • GREEK LANGUAGE, 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The former occasion is the most common, but since words written in capital letters never get accents, the diaeresis is the only way to note the broken diphthong at all-caps phrases - English such example: naïve.^ Some common words and phrases .
  • Greek language, Greek translation into English 11 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.axistranslations.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Accent marks on capital letters are written to the left of them, instead of on top.
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  • Greek alphabet@Everything2.com 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search ANY word Search ALL words Search EXACT phrase .
  • The Greek Alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.pathguy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(diairesis = two dots on top of iota or upsilon, Ϊ/ϊ - Ϋ/ϋ)
.All vowels have the same short length.^ The system of long and short vowels is gone, all vowels having an equal, indeterminate, length and some consonants have changed their sound, notably has changed from b to v, from g to gh, and from d to dh.

^ "Long" and "short" refer to the relative length of time it requires to pronounce the vowel (e.g., "father" and "cat").
  • The Greek Alphabet | GreekAlphabet.org 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC greekalphabet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

So yes, there are 2 ways to write 'e', 6 to write 'i' and 2 letters to write 'o'!
Diphthongs 'γγ' and 'γχ' are never found at the start of a word. .Vowel diphthong 'υι' is very rare, virtually only in a couple words.^ Breathing Ancient Greek as we know it only had h at the start of words, before vowels.
  • Greek & Greek Extended 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.tlg.uci.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In words that begin with a diphthong, the breathing mark is placed over the second vowel of the diphthong.
  • THE GREEK ALPHABET 11 September 2009 6:06 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has also only one symbol for e and je (ye ) for the phonetic reason that je always appears in the old ecclesiastical Slavonic, for which the alphabets were fashioned, at the beginning of words and after vowels: cp.

.Greek language lacks a 'sh' sound.^ Linear B is descended from Linear A , which was developed by the Minoans , whose language was probably unrelated to Greek; consequently the Minoan syllabary did not provide an ideal medium for the transliteration of Greek language sounds.
  • What is Greek Alphabet? 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC ipedia.net [Source type: Reference]
  • Greek alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC articles.gourt.com [Source type: Reference]

^ You may also find useful this page, showing the sounds of Modern Greek against all possible sounds of any language in the world.
  • The Greek Alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the Greeks modified the set of signs they had received to suit the sounds in their language.
  • Ancient Scripts: Alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.ancientscripts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Consequently there are only simple unaspirated s, z, ts, j, x 's (no shame, pleasure, luxurious, chin etc.^ In Greece, there are no juries in civil law cases and there is only a limited participation of jurors in some criminal cases which involve murders or other serious felonies (rape, severe bodily injury, etc.

^ For instance, if we mean to designate the rite, the term Greek Church is inaccurate, since there is really no Greek Rite properly so called, but only the Byzantine Rite.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greek Church 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ He found that there are only five solid shapes whose sides are made from regular polygons (triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, etc) - for example, the cube.
  • http://www.aug.edu/%7Ecshotwel/2001.Greeks.htm 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.aug.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

). .Also, "ς" is the form of Sigma used only when it is the last letter of a word.^ Minuscule forms for the other letters were only used numerically.
  • What is Greek Alphabet? 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC ipedia.net [Source type: Reference]
  • Greek alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC centuries.bigissue.co.za [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Greek alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC articles.gourt.com [Source type: Reference]
  • Greek Alphabet Letters Letter Vowels Sigma Script Modern Psi 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.economicexpert.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The Greek letters are not only handy in word games and puzzles, but also very useful for vocabulary building - especially if you like to read about science, which uses this alphabet extensively.
  • Spelling the Greek Alphabet 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.word-buff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The most frequent case is Ή 'or' as distinct from the feminine article Η; I have only seen the accent to the left, per titlecase, and given that the word is only one letter long this is not surprising.
  • Greek & Greek Extended 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.tlg.uci.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Graphically it looks like English s.^ Notice how a b d e i k o V t and u look like their English counterparts.
  • The Greek Alphabet | GreekAlphabet.org 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC greekalphabet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ English "w"; it looks like an English "w" but it is actually a vowel which functions like the English long "o") .

^ English "P"; Rho looks like an English "P" but it functions like an English "R") .

.The capital letters are more or less the same with the ones of the English alphabet.^ The English "in essence" uses the same letters!
  • Languages of the World 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.wilsonmar.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Letters of the English alphabet .

^ Both Ancient and Modern Greek employ the same alphabet, derived from that of the Phoenicians and comprising 24 letters.
  • GREEK LANGUAGE, 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the small letters seem entirely different (and some of them are indeed) at people's handwriting they can be extremely close to English.^ Some letters are pronounced differently when they appear in combination with other letters.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/h2g2/guide/A216073 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These people pronounce the names of the letters quite differently from Greek people, being loosely based on the pronunciation of classical Greek.
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^ In Greek, /kat/, /kit/, and /kot/ are entirely different words, while in Semitic languages they would be the same word in different grammatically inflected forms.
  • alphabet (writing) :: Greek alphabet -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

.Note also that Greek punctuation differs a little: The Greek question mark (ερωτηματικό) is just like the Latin semi-colon ; .^ The four marks of punctuation in Greek are: .

^ This is true also of the Latin alphabet, which was based ultimately on the Greek alphabet; the 3rd symbol, which represented [g] as in its name gamma , had the sound of [k] in Latin, as in words like car or the proper name Cato .
  • Classical Greek Online: Series Introduction 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More & more people are choosing to use the the internet to learn Greek creating exciting new opportunities for Greek language teachers & tutors just like you.
  • Teach Greek Work Teaching the Greek language Online 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.verbalplanet.com [Source type: General]

.While the Greek semi-colon (άνω τελεία) is like the full stop "flying" just above the line .^ We can also arrange full-time residential Greek language courses for you - just contact our office for information on available destinations.
  • Greek Courses London, Greek Language Training, Greek Lessons | Language Training 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.simonandsimon.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ If you can read the accented text just above (which follows the Greek alphabet) from John 1:1, then you probably have the full support needed.
  • Biblical Language Fonts and Unicode 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC faculty.bbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Greek people know they have a difficult language (for foreigners) and don't expect any tourist to know more than a couple words.^ Greeks do not rip off foreign tourists.
  • Is Greek a hard language? - Vancouver Forum 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.discovervancouver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So what do Greeks do when they want to pronounce foreign words with these sounds?
  • The Greek Alphabet 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.foundalis.com [Source type: Original source]
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^ The Greek people don't live by the clock.
  • Monarchial Republic of Greece - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

.And even while they think it's easy phonetically, they understand the problems foreigners have pronouncing it.^ They can by easy analogy compare some aspects of declensional morphology in Greek and Latin, read a few easy Greek sentences or mottoes, understand mythological and geographical names in Greek.
  • TCA's Greek Too!: Articles 2 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.txclassics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So what do Greeks do when they want to pronounce foreign words with these sounds?
  • The Greek Alphabet 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.foundalis.com [Source type: Original source]
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^ Yet even he realized there was a problem: the Spartans not only were uninterested in thought and speech, but they were violent and brutal.
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.You can say gamma as a hard 'g', chi as 'h', and rho as an unrolled English 'r', you can also say "au" or "eu" instead of "av" and "ev" and you'll be totally understood.^ You'll discover exactly what to say in virtually all situations.
  • Learn the Greek Language the Easy Way 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Many campuses have their own term, such as Pi Chi (Panhellenic Counselor), Rho Gamma (Recruitment Guide), Rho Alpha (Recruitment Advisor), Gamma Chi (Greek Counselor), Greek Life Guide, Alpha Chi, Pi Rho Chi etc etc.
  • Penn State Fraternity & Sorority Life - Alphabet & Terminology 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.greeks.psu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The letter gamma γ is pronounced as a hard g, as in golf, but before another gamma γ , kappa κ , xi ξ , or chi χ , the gamma is pronounced as n , and is called a gamma nasal.
  • THE GREEK ALPHABET 11 September 2009 6:06 UTC biblescripture.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.People in no way expect you to be proficient in any aspect of Greek, so by studying a bit before visiting you can really impress people and win their hearts!^ On this score the Greeks are inferior to no people.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greek Church 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I need to study greek really?
  • Greek language & theology: what is the relationship? 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.monachos.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By studying Greek you will gain: .
  • NCLG: Why Study Greek? 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.promotelatin.org [Source type: Original source]

.Of course, it will require serious effort and dedication to learn to speak Greek fluently, as Greek grammar is admittedly more complex than it is in most other languages (much more demanding than German, for example, which is a language with relatively complex grammar).^ Greek Language Course of your choice!
  • Greek Language Course, Self-Instruction Courses, Audio CD, Learn, Speak 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.maps2anywhere.com [Source type: General]

^ Greek Language Courses in Athens 2010: .
  • Learn Greek in Greece - Full Immersion Greek Language Programs in Athens and Crete 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.linguaserviceworldwide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is a great way to learn and speak the Greek language.
  • Greek Language Course, Self-Instruction Courses, Audio CD, Learn, Speak 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.maps2anywhere.com [Source type: General]

.But still, you can master relatively easily the fundaments of communication and get your meaning across.^ Building on the knowledge you've already gained and your intuitive grasp of the meaning of each picture, you make a choice.
  • Learn the Greek Language the Easy Way 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ We invented democracy; doesn't mean we're good at it There are a gazillion political parties in your country, but you'll still vote for one of the two major parties: PASOK (the socialists) or ND (the conservatives).
  • If you're Greek... 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.zompist.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Works with your favorite applications: you can easily cut and paste text into MS Office 2000 and MS Office 97 or later version.
  • Learn Greek Language | Type and Learn Greek 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.alphasoft.cc [Source type: General]

.And even if you don't, don't despair: almost all Greeks (but the oldest) can understand and speak English.^ Why don’t you speak Greek fluently?
  • Free Greek language lessons 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC livingingreece.gr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The importance of speaking Greek in Greece ” “ Why don’t you speak Greek fluently?
  • Free Greek language lessons 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC livingingreece.gr [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You don't have to speak Greek or be Greek to have fun with us!
  • Greek Language Meetup Groups - Greek Language Meetups 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC greek.meetup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hello. 
Γεια σας. (YAH sahss) (means literally "your health")
Hello. (informal
Γεια σου. (YAH soo)
How are you? 
Τι κάνετε; (tee KAH-neh-teh?)
Fine, thank you. (And you?) 
Καλά, ευχαριστώ. (Και εσείς;) (kah-LAH ef-khah-rees-TOH (keh eh-SEES?))
What is your name? 
Πώς σε λένε; (pohs seh LEH-neh?)
My name is ______ . 
Με λένε ______ . / Ονομάζομαι _____ .(Με LE-neh _____ . / Ono-MAH-zo-meh ____ .)
Nice to meet you. 
Χάρηκα / Χαίρω πολύ. (HA-ree-ka / ΗEH-ro po-LEE)
Please. 
Παρακαλώ. (pah-rah-kah-LOH)
Thank you (very much). 
Ευχαριστώ (πολύ). (ef-hah-rees-TOH po-LEE)
You're welcome. 
Παρακαλώ. (Pah-rah-kah-LOH)
Yes. 
Ναι / Μάλιστα (polite) . (neh / MAH-li-sta)
No. 
Όχι. (OH-hee)
Excuse me. (getting attention
Συγγνώμη / Με συγχωρείτε . (See-GHNO-mee / Meh seen-ho-REE-teh)
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Συγγνώμη. (See-GHNO-mee)
I'm sorry. 
Λυπάμαι. (lee-PAH-meh)
See you later. 
Τα λέμε. (Ta LE-me)
Goodbye. 
Αντίο. (AHN-dee-oh)
I can't speak Greek [well]. 
Δεν μιλώ (καλά) ελληνικά. (dhen mee-LOH KAH-lah eh-lee-nee-KAH)
Do you speak English? 
Μιλάτε αγγλικά; (mee-LAH-teh ang-glee-KAH?)
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Μιλάει κανείς εδώ αγγλικά; (Mee-LAH-ee ka-NEES e-DHO ang-glee-KAH?)
Help! 
Βοήθεια! (Voh-EE-thee-yah!)
Good day. 
Καλημέρα. (kah-lee-MEH-rah)
Good evening. 
Καλησπέρα. (kah-lee-SPEH-rah)
Good night. 
Καληνύχτα. (kah-lee-NEEKΗ-tah)
I don't understand. 
Δεν καταλαβαίνω. (dhen kah-tah-lah-VEH-no)
Where is the toilet? 
Που είναι η τουαλέτα; (poo ΕΕ-ne ee too-ah-LEH-tah?)
Condom 
Προφυλακτικό (pro-fee-lak-tee-ko)
Leave me alone. 
Αφήστε με ήσυχο (male)/ ήσυχη (female). (a-FIS-te me EE-si-kho / EE-si-khee)
Don't touch me! 
Μην με αγγίζεις! (meen meh ang-GEEH-zees)
I'll call the police. 
Θα καλέσω την αστυνομία. (Tha kah-LEH-soh teen ah-stih-noh-MIH-ah)
Police! 
Αστυνομία! (ah-stih-noh-MIH-ah)
Stop! Thief! 
Σταματήστε τον κλέφτη! (Stah-mah-TIH-steh ton KLEH-ftee!)
I need your help. 
Χρειάζομαι την βοήθειά σας. (hreeh-AH-zoh-meh teen voh-EEH-thih-AH sas)
It's an emergency. 
Είναι επείγον. (EEH-neh eh-PEEH-ghon)
I'm lost. 
Έχω χαθεί. (EH-hoh hah-THEEH)
I lost my bag. 
Έχασα την τσάντα μου. (EH-hah-sah teen TSAHN-dah mooh)
I lost my wallet. 
Έχασα το πορτοφόλι μου. (EH-hah-sah toh por-toh-FOH-leeh mooh)
I'm sick. 
Είμαι άρρωστος/τη . (EE-me hah-ROHS-tos/tee )
I've been injured. 
Είμαι τραυματισμένος/νη. (EEH-meh trav-mah-tees-MEH-nos/nee)
I need a doctor. 
Χρειάζομαι γιατρό. (hree-AH-zoh-meh yiah-TROH)
Can I use your phone? 
Μπορώ να χρησιμοποιήσω το τηλέφωνό σας; (mboh-ROH nah khree-see-moh-pee-EEH-soh toh tee-LEH-foh-NOH sahs?)

Numbers

.The different forms of 1-4, 13, 14, 21, 23, 1000, are used with nouns of different genders.^ For illustration here, forms of the article are shown in all three genders, as well as the feminine noun for 'country' of the a -declension and the masculine noun for 'word' and the neuter for 'gift' of the o -declension: .
  • Classical Greek Online: Series Introduction 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.utexas.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are several words that are used in english, so that might help somewhat, but one word (noun, for instance) will have at least 6 forms depending on how it is used.
  • Is Greek a hard language? - Vancouver Forum 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.discovervancouver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CCW Amended Protocol II Article 13 Report, Form B, 21 September 2006; Article 7 Report, Form I, 30 April 2007.
  • Landmine Monitor (LM): Landmine Monitor 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC lm.icbl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

ένας/μία/ένα (EH-nahs / MEE-ah / EH-nah)
δύο (DHEE-oh)
τρεις/τρια (trees / TREE-ah)
τέσσερις/τέσσερα (TESS-a-reess / TESS-a-rah)
πέντε (PEN-deh)
έξι (EH-xee)
επτά (ep-TAH)
οκτώ (okh-TOH)
εννέα (en-EH-ah)
10 
δέκα (DHEH-kah)
11 
έντεκα (EN-deh-kah)
12 
δώδεκα (DHOH-dheh-kah)
13 
δεκατρείς/δεκατρία (dheh-kah-TREES / dheh-kah-TREE-ah)
14 
δεκατέσσερις/δεκατέσσερα (dheh-kah-TESS-eh-rees / dheh-kah-TESS-eh-ra)
15 
δεκαπέντε (dheh-kah-PEN-deh)
16 
δεκαέξι (dheh-kah-EX-ee)
17 
δεκαεπτά (dheh-kah-ep-TAH)
18 
δεκαοχτώ (dheh-kah-okh-TOH)
19 
δεκαεννέα (dheh-kah-en-EH-ah)
20 
είκοσι (EE-koss-ee)
21 
εικοσιένας/εικοσιμία/εικοσιένα (ee-koss-ee-EN-ahs / ee-koss-ee-MEE-ah / ee-koss-ee-EH-nah)
22 
εικοσιδύο (ee-koss-ee-DHEE-oh)
23 
εικοσιτρείς/εικοσιτρία (ee-koss-ee-TREES / ee-koss-ee-TREE-ah)
30 
τριάντα (tree-AHN-dah)
40 
σαράντα (sah-RAHN-dah)
50 
πενήντα (peh-NEEN-dah)
60 
εξήντα (ex-EEN-dah)
70 
εβδομήντα (ev-dhoh-MEEN-dah)
80 
ογδόντα (ogh-DHON-dah)
90 
ενενήντα (en-en-EEN-dah)
100 
εκατό (eh-kah-TO)
200 
διακόσιοι/διακόσιες/διακόσια (dhyah-KOH-syah)
300 
τριακόσιοι/τριακόσιες/τριακόσια (tryah-KOH-syah)
1000 
χίλιοι/χίλιες/χίλια (KHEE-lee-ee / KHEE-lyehs / KHEE-lyah)
2000 
δύο χιλιάδες (DHEE-oh khee-lyAH-dhes)
10,000 
δέκα χιλιάδες (DHEH-kah khee-lyAH-dhes)
1,000,000 
ένα εκατομμύριο (EH-nah eh-kah-to-MEE-ryoh)
number _____ (train, bus, etc.
number _____ (...)
half 
μισός/μισή/μισό (mee-SSOHS / mee-SSEE / mee-SSOH)
less 
λιγότερος/πιο λίγος/λιγότερη/πιο λίγη/λιγότερο/πιο λίγο (lee-GHO-teh-rohs / lee-GHO-teh-ree / lee-GHO-teh-roh)
more 
περισσότερος/πιο πολύς/περισσότερη/πιο πολλή/περισσότερο/πιο πολύ (peh-ree-SSOH-teh-rohs / peh-ree-SSOH-teh-ree / peh-ree-SSOH-teh-ro)
now 
τώρα (TOH-rah)
later 
αργότερα (ar-GHOH-teh-rah)
before 
πριν (preen)
morning 
πρωί (proh-EE)
afternoon 
απόγευμα (a-POH-yev-ma)
evening 
βράδυ (VRAH-thee)
night 
νύχτα (NEE-htah)

Clock time

one o'clock AM 
μία η ώρα το πρωί(...)
two o'clock AM 
δύο η ώρα το πρωί(...)
noon 
το μεσημέρι (toh mess-ee-MEHR-ee)
one o'clock PM 
μία η ώρα το απόγευμα(...)
two o'clock PM 
δύο η ώρα το απόγευμα(...)
midnight 
τα μεσάνυχτα (tah meh-SAH-neekh-tah)
noon 
μεσημέρι (12.00 : δώδεκα το μεσημέρι, δώδεκα το βράδυ/τα μεσάνυχτα)

Duration

_____ minute(s) 
_____ λεπτό/λεπτά (lep-TOH/TAH)
_____ hour(s) 
_____ ώρα/ώρες (OH-rah/res)
_____ day(s) 
_____ μέρα/μέρες (MEH-rah/res)
_____ week(s) 
_____ εβδομάδα/δες (ev-dhoh-MAH-dhah/dhes)
_____ month(s) 
_____ μήνας/μήνες (MEEN / MEE-nes)
_____ year(s) 
_____ έτος/χρόνος/χρονιά/έτη/χρόνοι/χρονιές

Days

today 
σήμερα (SEE-meh-ra)
yesterday 
χτες (khtes)
tomorrow 
αύριο (AHV-ree-oh)
this week 
αυτή την εβδομάδα (...)
last week 
την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα (...)
next week 
την επόμενη εβδομάδα (...)
Sunday 
Κυριακή (kee-ree-ah-KEE)
Monday 
Δευτέρα (dhef-TEH-rah)
Tuesday 
Τρίτη (TREE-tee)
Wednesday 
Τετάρτη (teh-TAR-tee)
Thursday 
Πέμπτη (PEM-tee)
Friday 
Παρασκευή (pah-rah-skeh-VEE)
Saturday 
Σάββατο (SAH-vah-toh)

Months

January 
Ιανουάριος (Eea-NOOAH-reeos)
February 
Φεβρουάριος (fe-VROOAH-reeos)
March 
Μάρτιος (MAHR-teeos)
April 
Απρίλιος (ah-PREE-leeos)
May 
Μάϊος (MAH-yos)
June 
Ιούνιος (ee-OOH-neeos)
July 
Ιούλιος (ee-OOH-leeos)
August 
Αύγουστος (AHV-ghoo-stos)
September 
Σεπτέμβριος (sep-TEHM-vreeos)
October 
Οκτώβριος (ok-TOH-vreeos)
November 
Νοέμβριος (noh-EM-vreeos)
December 
Δεκέμβριος (the-KHEM-vreeos)

Writing Time and Date

Date
.The date in greek is written in the form of DD/MM/YY. For example Christmas Day of 2009 is written 25.12.09 or 25-12-09 or 25/12/09. Having said that, 9/11 in greek means the 9th day of November.^ Date Created: 11/25/03 .

^ Trav on 12/11/09 .

^ AISOPOS ( Αἴσωπος ): Original Greek form of Latin Æsop , the name of the author of Æsop's Fables , said to be a hump-backed slave of African descent; therefore, the name has taken on the meaning "hump-backed," but in Greek it means "Ethiop."
  • 20000-NAMES.COM: Male Greek Names, Page 1 of 5--meaning, origin, etymology 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.20000-names.com [Source type: Original source]

Time
.Time is written and said either in twelve hour clock form in everyday speech or in twenty-four hour clock especially in timetables.^ In 1938, yiayia said goodbye to her twenty-two year old son for the last time as he left for Constantinople.

AM is πμ (π(ρο) μ(μεσημβρίας)) and PM is μμ (μ(ετά) μ(εσημβρίας))

Measurement

.Greeks prefer all-Greek words to mixed Greek-and-Latin words.^ All the words of the Greek New Testament.
  • Learning Greek Language, audio courses CD Book, Resources greek expressions, greek newspapers TV radio,subscribe greek magazines, greek language learning books resources, New Testament Greek 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC touniteamerica.com [Source type: General]

^ For those that are willing to learn Greek or Hebrew or Latin I wish to them to pursue the possession of the Spirit, because without Him the reading is a reading of dead words, but in Him the reading is Light and Life.
  • Greek language & theology: what is the relationship? 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.monachos.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the Chalcidian alphabet the symbol for x was placed after the symbols common to all Greek alphabets, a position which X retains in the Latin (and also in the Faliscan) alphabet.

."Meter", "liter", and "gram" being Greek, they don't use Latin prefixes like "milli" with them.^ It is a little odd to think of all these monarchs, so important in Greek history, as not actually being Greek; but, like neighboring Epirus , they are not.
  • Greek Philosophy 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From Koine Greek I'm used to the dative "you" being soi .
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Greek 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: General]

^ However these are not the most frequent Greek words in common use in the English language… most people don’t realise that words like music, rhythm and economy for example are 100% Greek.

Instead they use the following:
deci 
δεκατο (dekato)
centi 
εκατοστο (ekatosto)
milli 
χιλιοστο (hiliοsto)
Μικρο (micro) and νανο (nano), being greek words, are used the same
The word λεπτο means both a euro cent and a minute of time. A second is δευτερολεπτο, δευτερο meaning second (the ordinal).
black 
μαύρος/η/ο or μέλαν/μέλασα/μέλαν [archaic] (MAHV-ros/ri/roh or MEH-lan)
white 
άσπρος or λευκός (AHS-prohs or leh-FKOS)
gray 
γκρι or φαιός [archaic] (gree or feh-OHS)
red 
κόκκινος/η/ο (KOH-kih-noh)
red (blood) 
ερυθρός/ά/ό [archaic] (eh-ree-thrOHs)
red (fire) 
πυρρός (not used as an expression) (peer-ROHS)
blue 
μπλε or κυανός/ή/ούν [archaic] (bleh or kyah-NOHS)
yellow 
κίτρινος/η/ο (KIT-ree-noh)
green 
πράσινο (PRAH-si-no)
orange 
πορτοκαλής/ή/ί(por-toh-kah-LEE)
purple 
μωβ or ιώδης/ης/ες/ [archaic] (mov or yOH-thes)
brown 
καφέ (kah-FEH)

Transportation

Bus and Train

How much is a ticket to _____? 
Πόσο κάνει ένα εισιτήριο για _____; (...)
One ticket to _____, please. 
Ένα εισιτήριο για _____, παρακαλώ. (...)
Where does this train/bus go? 
Που πάει αυτό το τραίνο/λεωφορείο; (...)
Where is the train/bus to _____? 
Που είναι το τραίνο/λεωφορείο _____; (...)
Does this train/bus stop in _____? 
Σταματάει το τραίνο στο _____; (...)
When does the train/bus for _____ leave? 
Πότε φεύγει το τραίνο/λεωφορείο για _____; (...)
When will this train/bus arrive in _____? 
Πότε θα φτάσει το τραίνο/λεωφορείο στο _____; (...)

Directions

How do I get to _____ ? 
Πώς πηγαίνω στο/στην/στον(depending on gender) _____ ; (pos pi-GEH-no sto/stin/ston)
...the train station? 
...σιδηροδρομικό σταθμό; (...)
...the bus station? 
...στάση του λεωφορείου; (...)
...the airport? 
...αεροδρόμιο; (...)
...downtown? 
...κέντρο; (...)
...the youth hostel? 
...ξενώνα για νέους; (...)
...the _____ hotel? 
...το _____ ξενοδοχείο; (...)
...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate? 
...τον Αμερικανό/Καναδό/Αυστραλό/Βρετανό πρόξενο; (...)
Where are there a lot of... 
Πού υπάρχουν πολλά ... (...)
...hotels? 
...ξενοδοχεία; (...)
...restaurants? 
...εστιατόρια; (...)
...bars? 
...μπαρ; (...)
...sites to see? 
...αξιοθέατα; (...)
Can you show me on the map? 
Μπορείτε να μου δείξετε στον χάρτη; (...)
street 
οδό (...)
Turn left. 
Στρίψτε αριστερά. (STREEP-steh ah-riss-teh-RAH)
Turn right. 
Στρίψτε δεξιά. (STREEP-steh dheh-xee-AH)
left 
αριστερά (ah-riss-teh-RAH)
right 
δεξιά (dheh-xee-AH)
straight ahead 
ευθεία (eh-fthee-ah)
towards the _____ 
προς το/τον/την _____ (...)
past the _____ 
μετά από _____ (...)
before the _____ 
πριν από _____ (...)
Watch for the _____. 
Προσέξτε το _____. (...)
intersection 
διασταύρωσις (...)
north 
βορράς (vor-RAHS)
south 
νότος (NOH-toss)
east 
ανατολή (ah-nah-TOH-lee)
west 
δύση (DHEE-see)
uphill 
προς τα πάνω (...)
downhill 
προς τα κάτω (...)

Taxi

Taxi! 
Ταξί! (Ta-XI)
Take me to _____, please. 
Πηγαινέ με στο/στην/στον _____, παρακαλώ. (...)
How much does it cost to get to _____? 
Πόσο θα μού στοιχίσει για να πάω στο
_____? (...)
Take me there, please. 
Πήγαινέ με εκεί παρακαλώ. (...)
Do you have any rooms available? 
Έχετε δωμάτια διαθέσιμα? (...)
How much is a room for one person/two people? 
Πόσο έχει το μονόκλινο/δίκλινο; (...)
Does the room come with... 
Στο δωμάτιο συμπεριλαμβάνεται και ... (...)
...bedsheets? 
...σεντόνια; (...)
...a bathroom? 
...ένα μπάνιο; (...)
...a telephone? 
...τηλέφωνο; (...)
...a TV? 
...τηλεόραση; (...)
May I see the room first? 
Μπορώ να δω πρώτα το δωμάτιο; (...)
Do you have anything quieter? 
Έχετε κάτι ποιο ήσυχο; (...)
...bigger? 
...μεγαλύτερο; (...)
...cleaner? 
...καθαρότερο; (...)
...cheaper? 
...φθηνότερο; (...)
OK, I'll take it. 
Εντάξει, θα το πάρω. (...)
I will stay for _____ night(s). 
Θα μείνω για _____ νύχτα(ες). (...)
Can you suggest another hotel? 
Μπορείτε να μου συστήσετε ένα άλλο ξενοδοχείο; (...)
Do you have a safe? 
Έχετε χρηματοκιβώτιο; (...)
...lockers? 
...θυρίδες; (...)
Is breakfast/supper included? 
Συμπεριλαμβάνεται πρωινό/γεύμα; (...)
What time is breakfast/supper? 
Τι ώρα ειναι το πρωινό/γεύμα; (...)
Please clean my room. 
Παρακαλώ καθαρίστε το δωμάτιό μου. (...)
Can you wake me at _____? | Μπορείτε να με ξυπνήσετε στις _____; (...)
I want to check out. 
Θέλω να φύγω. (...)
Do you accept American/Australian/Canadian dollars? 
Δέχεσθε αμερικανικά/αυστραλιανά/καναδικά δολάρια; (...)
Do you accept British pounds? 
Δέχεσθε βρατανικές λίρες; (...)
Do you accept credit cards? 
Δέχεσθε πιστωτικές κάρτες; (...)
Can you change money for me? 
Μπορείτε να μου χαλάσετε/αλλάξετε χρήματα; (...)
Where can I get money changed? 
Πού μπορώ να χαλάσω/αλλάξω χρήματα; (...)
Can you change a traveler's check for me? 
Μπορείτε να μου χαλάσετε μια ταξιδιωτική επιταγή; (...)
Where can I get a traveler's check changed? 
Πού μπορώ να χαλάσω μια ταξιδιωτική επιταγή; (...)
What is the exchange rate? 
Ποια είναι η τιμή συναλλάγματος; (...)
Where is an automatic teller machine (ATM)? 
Πού υπάρχει μια Αυτόματη Ταμειακή Μηχανή (ATM); (...)
A table for one person/two people, please. 
Ένα τραπέζι για ένα άτομο/δύο άτομα, παρακαλώ. (...)
Can I look at the menu, please? 
Μπορώ να έχω έναν κατάλογο, παρακαλώ; (...)
Can I look in the kitchen? 
Μπορώ να επισκεφθώ την κουζίνα; (...)
Is there a house specialty? 
Yπάρχει καμιά σπιτική σπεσιαλιτέ; (...)
Is there a local specialty? 
Υπάρχει καμιά τοπική σπεσιαλιτέ; (...)
I'm a vegetarian. 
Είμαι χορτοφάγος. (...)
I don't eat pork. 
Δεν τρώω χοιρινό. (...)
I only eat kosher food. 
Ακολουθώ εβραϊκή διατροφή. (...)
Can you make it "lite", please? (less oil/butter/lard
Μπορείτε να το μαγειρέψετε ελαφρά, παρακαλώ; (...)
fixed-price meal 
γεύμα συγκεκριμένης τιμής (not used as an expression) (...)
à la carte 
à la carte (...)
breakfast 
πρωινό (...)
lunch 
μεσημεριανό (...)
tea (meal
απογευματινό (?) (not used as an expression) (...)
supper 
βραδυνό (...)
I want _____. 
Θέλω _____. (...)
I want a dish containing _____. 
Θέλω ένα πιάτο που να περιέχει _____. (...)
chicken 
κοτόπουλο (...)
beef 
βοδινό (...)
fish 
ψάρι (...)
ham 
ζαμπόν (...)
sausage 
λουκάνικο (...)
cheese 
τυρι (TEE-ree)
eggs 
αυγά (ahv-GHAH)
salad 
σαλατα (SAH-lah-tah)
(fresh) vegetables 
(fresh) vegetables (...)
(fresh) fruit 
(fresh) fruit (...)
bread 
αρτος (AHR-toss), ψωμι (psoh-MEE)
toast 
φρυγανιά (...)
noodles 
φιδές (...)
rice 
ρύζι (oh-REE-zah)
beans 
φασόλια (fah-SOH-lia)
May I have a glass of _____? 
Μπορώ να έχω ένα ποτήρι _____; (...)
May I have a cup of _____? 
Μπορώ να έχω ένα φλυτζάνι _____; (...)
May I have a bottle of _____? 
Μπορώ να έχω ένα μπουκάλι _____; (...)
coffee 
καφές (...)
tea (drink
τσάι (...)
juice 
χυμός (...)
(bubbly) water 
ανθρακούχο νερό (...)
water 
νερο (neh-ROH)
beer 
μπύρα (...)
red/white wine 
κόκκινο/λευκό κρασί (...)
May I have some _____? 
Μπορώ να έχω λίγο _____; (...)
salt 
αλάτι (...)
black pepper 
μαύρο πιπέρι (...)
butter 
βουτυρο (VOO-tee-roh)
Excuse me, waiter? (getting attention of server
Συγγώμη, σερβιτόρε; (...)
I'm finished. 
Τελείωσα. (...)
It was delicious. 
Ήταν εξαιρετικό. (...)
Please clear the plates. 
Παρακαλώ αδειάστε τα πιάτα. (...)
The check, please. 
Το λογαριασμό, παρακαλώ. (...)
Do you serve alcohol? 
Σερβίρετε οινοπνευματώδη; (...)
Is there table service? 
Υπάρχουν σερβιτόροι; (...)
A beer/two beers, please. 
Μία μπύρα/δύο μπύρες, παρακαλώ. (...)
A glass of red/white wine, please. 
Ένα ποτήρι κόκκινο/λευκό κρασί, παρακαλώ. (...)
A pint, please. 
Pint does not exist in Greece
A bottle, please. 
Ένα μπουκάλι, παρακαλώ. (...)
_____ (hard liquor) and _____ (mixer), please. 
_____ and _____, please. (...)
whiskey 
ουίσκι (...)
vodka 
βότκα (v-O-tka)
rum 
ρούμι (ro-E-mi)
water 
νερό (neh-rO)
club soda 
σόδα (sO-da)
tonic water 
tonic water (...)
orange juice 
χυμός πορτοκάλι (...)
Coke (soda
Κόκα Κόλα (kOka kOla)
Do you have any bar snacks? 
Έχετε bar snacks; (...)
One more, please. 
Ένα ακόμα, παρακαλώ. (e-na akOma, para-ka-lO)
Another round, please. 
Μια από τα ίδια, παρακαλώ. (...)
When is closing time? 
Πότε κλείνετε; (pO-te ...)
Do you have this in my size? 
To έχετε αυτό στο δικό μου νούμερο; (...)
How much is this? 
Πόσο κάνει αυτό? (...)
That's too expensive. 
Αυτό είναι πολύ ακριβό. (...)
Would you take _____? 
Δέχεστε _____; (...)
expensive 
ακριβός/ή/ό (depending on gender)(...)
cheap 
φθηνός/ή/ό (...)
I can't afford it. 
Είναι υπερβολικά ακριβό για εμένα. (...)
I don't want it. 
Δεν το θέλω. (...)
You're cheating me. 
Με εξαπατάτε. (...)
I'm not interested. 
Δεν ενδιαφέρομαι. (..)
OK, I'll take it. 
Καλώς, θα το πάρω. (...)
Can I have a bag? 
Μπορώ να έχω μία τσάντα; (...)
Do you ship (overseas)? 
Κάνετε αποστολές (στο εξωτερικό); (...)
I need... 
Χρειάζομαι... (...)
...toothpaste. 
...οδοντόκρεμα. (...)
...a toothbrush. 
...οδοντόβουρτσα. (...)
...tampons. 
...σερβιέτες. (...)
...soap. 
...σαπούνι. (...)
...shampoo. 
...σαμπουάν. (...)
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
...παυσίπονο. (...)
...cold medicine. 
...φάρμακο για κρύωμα. (...)
...stomach medicine. 
...φάρμακο για το στομάχι. (...)
...a razor. 
... ξυραφάκι. (...)
...an umbrella. 
...ομπρέλα. (...)
...sunblock lotion. 
...αντιηλιακό. (...)
...a postcard. 
...καρτ-ποστάλ. (...)
...postage stamps. 
...γραμματόσημα. (...)
...batteries. 
...μπαταρίες. (...)
...writing paper. 
...χαρτί. (...)
...a pen. 
...ένα στυλό. (...)
...English-language books. 
...Αγγλόφωνα βιβλία. (...)
...English-language magazines. 
...Αγγλόφωνα περιοδικά. (...)
...an English-language newspaper. 
...αγγλόφωνη εφημερίδα. (...)
...an English-Greek dictionary. 
...ελληνικο-αγγλικο λεξικο. (eh-lee-nee-KOH ang-glee-KOH LEX-ee-koh)
Ι want to rent a car. 
Θέλω να ενοικιάσω ένα αυτοκίνητο. (...)
Can I get insurance? 
Μπορώ να έχω ασφάλεια? (...)
stop (on a street sign
stop (...)
one way 
μονόδρομος (...)
yield 
παραχώρηση προτεραιότητος (...)
no parking 
Απαγορεύεται η στάθμευση (...)
speed limit 
όριο ταχύτητας (...)
gas (petrol) station 
πρατήριο βενζίνης (...)
petrol 
βενζίνη (...)
diesel 
diesel (...)
I haven't done anything wrong. 
Δεν έκανα τίποτα επιλήψιμο. (...)
It was a misunderstanding. 
Ήταν μια παρεξήγηση. (...)
Where are you taking me? 
Που με πηγαίνετε? (...)
Am I under arrest? 
Συνελήφθην? (...)
I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen. 
Είμαι Αμερικανός/Αυστραλός/Βρετανός/Καναδός πολίτης. (...)
I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate. 
Πρέπει να μιλήσω με τον American/Australian/British/Canadian πρέσβη/πρόξενο. (...)
I want to talk to a lawyer. 
Θέλω να μιλήσω σε δικηγόρο. (...)
Can I just pay a fine now? 
Μπορώ απλά να πληρώσω ένα πρόστιμο? (...)

Wiktionary

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Pronunciation

Etymology

.From Latin Graecus, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikos), a character in Greek mythology) (a son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia), whom Ἑλλάς (Greece), and Ἕλληνες (Hellenes), were also named after; see also Ἕλλην and Hellen.^ The term Greeks, used by later foreign peoples, was derived from Graecia, the Latin name for a small Hellenic tribe of Epirus, presumably the Hellenes with whom the Romans first had dealings.
  • GREECE 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One must use the names Greek and Greece as comparative ones.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greece 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Last of all, chiefly because of the magic of her name, the land where Hellenism was born has succeeded in shaking off the tyrant and we have again a free Greece.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greece 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

Noun

Singular
Greek
Plural
countable and uncountable; plural Greeks
Greek (countable and uncountable; plural Greeks)
.
  1. (countable) An inhabitant, resident, or a person of descent from Greece.
  2. (US, countable) A member of a college fraternity or sorority, which are commonly characterised by being named after Greek letters.^ In 1923, by the terms of the Treaty of Lausanne, Smyrna reverted to Turkey, and more than 1 million Greek residents of Asia Minor were repatriated, as were the Turks resident in Greece.
    • GREECE 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One must use the names Greek and Greece as comparative ones.
    • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greece 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This leads us to a consideration of the second cause that completely ruined the hopes of the three Greek Churches of Alexandria , Antioch , and Jerusalem , namely, Islam .
    • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greek Church 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

    (See also Greek system)
    "Was Joe a Greek in college?"
  3. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (uncountable) Nonsense talk or writing; gibberish.
    "It's all Greek to me."
    • 1857, Gerald Griffin‎, The rivals. Tracy's ambition., page 16:
      .Have we ever yet found a single word of explanation necessary in all our many discourses?^ For this reason in 1893 some laymen at Smyrna founded the Eusebia Society for the diffusion and explanation of the Word of God.
      • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greek Church 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

      Have my eyes ever spoken in Greek to you, or yours to me in unintelligible Celtic?
    • 1991, Tom Schulman, What About Bob?:
      BOB: "This has to be some kind of test. .I know I hurt them but they have to know I didn't mean it.^ Although the Greeks are fierce guardians of tradition, that doesn't mean they don't know how to have fun - their partiality to partying dates back to Dionysos.
      • Cheap Greece holidays and holiday deals at Thomas Cook 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.thomascook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      If it's a test... I ate a hot dog." Bob stares at the hot dog like it just spoke Greek.
    • 2000, Francine Rivers, The Scarlet Thread‎, page 159:
      The words might as well have been spoken in Greek for all the sense they made to her, but she knew he was speaking to his son.
    • 2002, “Renewable resources”, Analog Science Fiction & Fact, vol. 122, Sep, page 74: 
      "Hey, is that a ZEVon?" he asked. The two guys-no, it was a guy and a girl, both thin as rails and shivering in their useless Levi jackets and baggy pants-looked up at him as if he'd just spoken Greek.
    • 2004, Guy Kawasaki, The art of the start, page 39:
      For the rest of us, the CEO might as well have been speaking in Greek.

Translations

Proper noun

Singular
Greek
Plural
-
Greek
.
  1. The language of the Greek people, spoken in Greece, Cyprus, south Albania, parts of south FYROM, parts of Bulgaria and parts of Turkey and partially characterised by being written using the Greek alphabet.^ Greece resolved to aid Turkey covertly and encouraged Greek guerrillas to cross the border and attack Bulgarians and Vlachs in Macedonia.
    • GREECE 27 January 2010 23:58 UTC www.history.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ LingvoSoft FlashCards 2009 English <-> Greek for Windows is part of LingvoSoft Suite - the complete language solution available only from LingvoSoft.
    • Greek English Greek dictionary software Windows. Greek language translation software Windows 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.freelang.net [Source type: General]

    ^ LingvoSoft Learning Voice PhraseBook 2009 English <-> Greek for Windows is part of LingvoSoft Suite - the complete language solution available only from LingvoSoft.
    • Greek English Greek dictionary software Windows. Greek language translation software Windows 13 January 2010 23:55 UTC www.freelang.net [Source type: General]

    It is descended from Proto-Greek via Ancient Greek and other forms of Greek.

Translations

Adjective

  1. Of or relating to Greece, the Greek people, or the Greek language.
  2. Of or pertaining to a fraternity or sorority.
  3. unintelligible, especially regarding foreign speech.

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Wikibooks

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Bible wiki

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From BibleWiki

.Found only in the New Testament, where a distinction is observed between "Greek" and "Grecian" (q.v.^ The only alternative was to found a city in Asia, but the Greeks wanted to get home.
  • Ethics of Greek Politics and Wars 500-360 BC by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

). The former is...
.The word "Grecians" in Acts 11:20 should be "Greeks," denoting the heathen Greeks of that city, as rendered in the Revised Version according to the reading of the best manuscripts ("Hellenes").^ The word polis means city in Greek.
  • Greek Goddesses 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.paleothea.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From "mountain," the root GBL ( jabal in Arabic), came the name of one of the principal Phoenician cities, Gubla , rendered by the Greeks as Byblos .
  • Greek Philosophy 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lacedaemonians sent Antalcidas to negotiate a peace with Tiribazus that would recognize Persian sovereignty over the Hellenic cities of Asia but declare all other Greek cities independent.
  • Ethics of Greek Politics and Wars 500-360 BC by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 13:42 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

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