Basic Greek words for beginners

Basic Greek words for beginners

– Essential words to know –

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Learn the essentials of Greek easily with this vocabulary list that contains all the most basic words used in Greek, with their english translations. If you’re a beginner, it will come in handy to review or learn Greek by yourself before traveling, or if you want to enrich and improve your Greek vocabulary to better express yourself in writing and speaking!

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ENGLISH GREEK
please sas parakaloúme
thank you! efcharistó!
sorry!  sygnómi!
what? ti?
who? pou?
when? póte?
why? giatí?
which? oi opoíes?
how? pos?
where ? opou ?
how much ? póso ?
yes naí
no  ochi
maybe boreí
of course fysiká
something káti
nothing típota
somebody kápoios
nobody kaneís
before prin
after metá
far makriá
near kontá
here edó
there ekeí
today símera
tomoorow ávrio
now tóra
man ándras
woman gynaíka
friend fílos
more perissótero
less pio ligo
always pánta
later argótera
never poté
same ídio
different diaforetikós
small mikró
large megálo
difficult dýskolos
easy aneta
hot zestó
cold krýo
yesterday echthés
after metá
beautiful panemorfi
broken spasménos
free eléftheros
a pharmacy éna farmakeío
money chrímata
a bag mia tsánta
a lighter énas anaptíras
a cigarette éna tsigáro
a bottle éna boukáli
soap sapoúni
clean kathari
dirty vrómikos
a trash can énan kádo aporrimmáton
a trash bag mia sakoúla skoupidión
the silence i siopí
a tool éna ergaleío
pregnant énkyos
sick árrostos
a baby éna moró
a little bit lígo
a doctor énas giatrós
a dentist énas odontíatros
a medicine éna fármako
a book éna vivlío
a story mia istoría
a phone éna tiléfono
a computer énas ypologistís
a car éna aftokínito
a plane éna aeropláno
the name to ónoma
the adress ti diéfthynsi
the age i ilikía
the nationality tin ethnikótita
a choice mia epilogí
an answer mia apántisi
the key to kleidí
the light to fos
the television i tileórasi
the bed to kreváti
the house to spíti
the shower i ntouziéra
the window to paráthyro
the door i porta
the table to trapézi
tired kourasménos
water neró
open ánoixe
closed kleistó
clothes roúcha
coffee kafés
tea tsái
lunch mesimerianó
dinner deípno
a fruit éna froúto
a vegetable éna lachanikó
a beverage éna rófima
a child éna paidí
rain vrochí
the entrance i eísodos
the exit i exodos
music mousiki
a smile éna chamógelo
the world o kósmos
the sky o ouranós
a river éna potámi
the sea i thálassa
the mountain to vounó
the lake i límni
the island to nisí
the beach i paralía

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