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General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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