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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Greek Season 1, Lesson 3 - Manners. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Greek.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to say 'Thank you.' in Greek.
Chrissi: [Normal] Σε ευχαριστώ. (Se efharistó)
Eric: First is a personal pronoun meaning 'you'
Chrissi: [Normal] σε [Slow] σε (se)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'I thank'
Chrissi: [Normal] ευχαριστώ [Slow] ευχαριστώ (efharistó)
Eric: Listen again to the informal sentence meaning 'Thank you.'
Chrissi: [Slow] Σε ευχαριστώ. [Normal] Σε ευχαριστώ.
Eric: Next up is the formal way to say 'Thank you.'
Chrissi: [Normal] Σας ευχαριστώ. (Sas efharistó.)
Eric: First is a personal pronoun meaning 'you'
Chrissi: [Normal] σας [Slow] σας (sas)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'I thank'
Chrissi: [Normal] ευχαριστώ [Slow] ευχαριστώ (efharistó)
Eric: Listen again to the formal sentence meaning 'Thank you.'
Chrissi: [Slow] Σας ευχαριστώ. [Normal] Σας ευχαριστώ.
Eric: Ok, now let's see the way to say 'Thanks a lot' in formal and informal situations.
Chrissi: [Normal] Ευχαριστώ πολύ.(Efharistó polí)
Eric: First is a verb meaning 'I thank'
Chrissi: [Normal] ευχαριστώ [Slow] ευχαριστώ (efharistó)
Eric: Last is the adverb meaning 'very'
Chrissi: [Normal] πολύ [Slow] πολύ (polí)
Eric: Listen again to the sentence meaning 'Thanks a lot.'
Chrissi: [Slow] Ευχαριστώ πολύ. [Normal] Ευχαριστώ πολύ.
Eric: Finally, here is a way to say 'Thanks for everything' in formal and informal situations.
Chrissi: [Normal] Ευχαριστώ για όλα. (Efharistó ya óla)
Eric: First is a verb meaning 'I thank'
Chrissi: [Normal] ευχαριστώ [Slow] ευχαριστώ (efharistó)
Eric: Next is the preposition meaning 'for'
Chrissi: [Normal] για [Slow] για (ya)
Eric: Last is the neuter adjective meaning 'everything'
Chrissi: [Normal] όλα [Slow] όλα (óla)
Eric: Listen again to the sentence meaning 'Thanks for everything.'
Chrissi: [Slow] Ευχαριστώ για όλα. [Normal] Ευχαριστώ για όλα.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Chrissi: If you’re not sure about whether to use σε ευχαριστώ or σας ευχαριστώ, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; ευχαριστώ or ευχαριστώ πολύ can be used with just about anyone, anywhere and at anytime!

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Chrissi: Γεια χαρά!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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Tuesday at 07:24 PM
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Hi Maria Clara Martin,


Thank you for contacting us.


The following video lesson will demonstrate all the pronunciation details of Γγ :) (after [1:38])

https://www.greekpod101.com/lesson/ultimate-greek-pronunciation-guide-4-consonants-part-1/?lp=47


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maria clara martin
Monday at 05:16 AM
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When do you pronounce gamma as a soft "g" and when as a "y"? Thank you!

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Hi Omid,


I'm glad you liked this lesson!


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Omid
Thursday at 06:17 AM
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Wow wonderful i love it

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Wednesday at 09:13 AM
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Hi Jovana,


Thank you for your question.


Σε is the singular version of "you", while σας is the plural version of "you" in Greek. However, σας can also be used to refer to one person when talking formally/politely out of respect or lack of familiarity. This kind of usage of the plural is called honorific plural.


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Jovana
Tuesday at 10:23 PM
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What is the difference between σε and σας both meaning you? Is one formal and one not formal or something else? Ευχαριστώ πολύ!