Greek | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Can you help me, please?
Μπορείτε να με βοηθήσετε; (Borίte na me voithίsete?)
Asking for help
Do you speak English?
Μιλάτε αγγλικά; (Miláte agliká?)
Asking if a person speaks English
Do you speak _[language]_?
Μιλάς _[γλώσσα]_; (Milás _[glóssa]_?)
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
I don't speak_[language]_.
Δεν μιλώ _[γλώσσα]_. (Den miló _[glóssa]_.)
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
I don't understand.
Δεν καταλαβαίνω. (Den katalabéno.)
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Γεια σου! (Ya su!)
Standard greeting
Γεια! (Ya!)
Informal greeting
Good Morning!
Καλημέρα! (Kaliméra)
Greeting used in the morning
Good Evening!
Καλησπέρα! (Kalispéra!)
Greeting used in the evening
Good Night!
Καληνύχτα! (Kaliníhta!)
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
How are you?
Τι κάνεις; (Ti kánis?)
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Good, thank you.
Καλά, ευχαριστώ. (Kalá, efharstó.)
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
What’s your name?
Πώς σε λένε; (Pos se léne?)
Asking the other person's name
My name is ___.
Το όνομα μου είναι ___. (To ónoma mu íne ___.)
Telling someone your name
Where are you from?
Από που είσαι; (Apó pu íse?)
Asking about someone's origin
I am from___.
Είμαι από ___. (Íme apó ___.)
Answering about your origin
How old are you?
Πόσων χρονών είσαι; (Póson hronón íse?)
Asking about someone's age
I am___years old.
Είμαι ___ χρονών. (Íme ___ hronón.)
Answering about your age
Ναι (Ne)
Positive reply
Όχι (Óchi)
Negative reply
Παρακαλώ (Parakaló)
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
Ορίστε! (Oríste!)
Used when giving something to someone
Thank you.
Ευχαριστώ. (Efharistó.)
Thanking someone
Thank you very much.
Ευχαριστώ πολύ. (Efharistó polí.)
Thanking someone very warmly
You're welcome.
Παρακαλώ. (Parakaló.)
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Συγνώμη. (Signómi.)
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Με συγχωρείτε. (Me sighoríte.)
Getting the attention of someone
It's OK.
Δεν είναι τίποτα. (Den íne típota.)
Replying to an apology if you accept it
No problem.
Κανένα πρόβλημα. (Kanéna próvlima.)
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Προσοχή! (Prosohí!)
Making someone aware of a danger
I am hungry.
Πεινώ. (Pinó.)
Used when feeling hungry
I am thirsty.
Διψώ. (Dipsó.)
Used when feeling thirsty
I am tired.
Είμαι κουρασμένος/η. (Íme kurasménos/i.)
Used when feeling tired
I am sick.
Είμαι άρρωστος/η. (Íme árostos/i.)
Used when feeling sick
I don't know.
Δεν ξέρω. (Den xéro.)
You don't know the answer to a question
It was nice meeting you.
Χάρηκα για την γνωριμία. (Xárika ya tin gnorimía.)
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Αντίο! (Adío!)
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

I would like to make a complaint.
Θα ήθελα να κάνω ένα παράπονο. (Tha íthela na káno éna parápono.)
Polite way of starting your complaint
Who is in charge here?
Ποιος είναι ο υπεύθυνος εδώ; (Pios íne o ipéfthinos edó?)
Finding out who is responsible
This is totally unacceptable!
Αυτό είναι απολύτως απαράδεκτο! (Aftó íne apolítos aparádekto!)
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
I want my money back!
Θέλω τα λεφτά μου πίσω! (Thélo ta leftá mu píso!)
Asking for a refund
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Περιμένουμε εδώ και μια ώρα. (Periménume edó ke mia óra.)
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

This food tastes like crap!
Αυτό το φαγητό είναι χάλια! (Avtó to fagitó íne hália!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
This drink tastes like piss!
Αυτό το ποτό είναι χάλια! (Avtó to potó íne hália!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
This place is a shithole!
Αυτό το μέρος είναι χάλια! (Avtó to meros íne hália!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
This car is a wreck!
Αυτό το αυτοκίνητο είναι χάλια! (Avtó to aftokínito íne hália!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
The service sucks!
Η εξυπηρέτηση είναι χάλια! (I exipirétisi íne háya!)
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
This is a total rip-off!
Είναι απόλυτη κλεψιά! (Íne apóliti klepsiá)
Rudely complaining about a high price
That is bullshit!
Τι μαλακίες είναι αυτές! (Ti malakíes íne aftés!)
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
You are a stupid moron!
Είσαι ένας βλάκας ηλίθιος! (Íse énas vlákas ilíthios!)
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
You don't know shit!
Δεν καταλαβαίνεις θεό! (Den katalavénis theó!)
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Piss off!
Άντε χάσου! (Ánte hasou!)
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Let's settle this outside!
Για έλα να το κανονίσουμε έξω! (Ya éla na to kanonísume éxo!)
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment