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Greek phrases

A collection of useful phrases in Ancient Greek, the form of Greek spoken in Greece
and Greek colonies from about the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.
Key to abbreviations: sg = said to one person, pl = said to more than one person, m =
said by men, f = said by women.
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English
Welcome
Hello (General greeting)
How are you?
Reply to 'How are you?'
Long time no see
What's your name?
My name is ...
Where are you from?
I'm from ...
How old are you?
I'm ... years old
Pleased to meet you
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Good evening
(Evening greeting)
Good night
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Good luck
Cheers! Good Health!

(Ancient Greek)
! (Aspdzomai)
! (Khare!) - sg
! (Kharete!) - pl
; (Ti prtteis?) - sg
; (Ti prttete?) - pl
' , . (Pnt' agath prtt,
fle.)
'Everything goes well, friend'
! (Kairs d!)
; (noma soi t estin?)
(nopa moi ...)
; (Podaps e?) - sg
; (Podapo este?) - pl
. (Ek rkhomai)
; (Pliks e?) - m
; (Plik e?) - f
... (tea ... gegons) - m
... (tea ... gegonua) - f
(Se gignskn kar)
! (Hypaine!) - sg
! (Hypianete!) - pl
! (Khare!)
! (Kharete!)
! (Khare!)
! (Kharete!)
! (Hypaine!) - sg
! (Hypianete!) - pl
! (Hypaine!) - sg
! (Hypianete!) - pl
! (thi eutukhs!)
! (Kare poll!)

(Toasts used when drinking)


Have a nice day
Bon appetit /
Have a nice meal
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
I understand
I don't understand
Please speak more slowly
Please say that again
Please write it down
Do you speak English?
Yes, a little
(reply to 'Do you speak ...?')
How do you say ... in ...?
Excuse me
How much is this?
Sorry
Thank you
Reply to thank you
Would you like to dance with
me?
I miss you
I love you
Get well soon
Leave me alone!
Help!
Fire!
Stop!
Congratulations!
Christmas and New Year
greetings
Easter greetings
Birthday greetings
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
One language is never enough

! (Kare poll!)

(T depnon est' epeskeuasmnon)
! (thi kharn!)
(Ksynmi)
(Ou ksynmi)
;
(Bolei skholateron lgein?)
A ,
(Athis eks arkhs lge, antibol)
,
(Metagrfe aut, antibol)
; (Anglist lales?)
, (Na, olgon ti)
...? (Ps lg ...?)
(Syngnth moi)
; (Pson ti?)
(Syngnmn khe)
(Epain)
(Oudn diafrei)

(Ds orkhesthai toto met so)
(Potheinotrs kh so)
(Se fil)

(Tos theos ekhoma soi didnai hygeian)
! (Pae!)
! (Zde sson!)
! (Pr!)
! (Pae!)
! (Ege!)
! (Kal Khristogenna!)
! (Kaln Pskha!)
! (Pll' agath gnoit soi!)

(T emn aeroploon enkhelen plrs estin)

(Ma gltta oudeppote hikan)

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