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Hello everyone and welcome to another video and one of the most important videos of greekpod101.com, today, we will talk about the 25 most popular phrases that we use in Greek. So pay careful attention because you’re going to need them.
1. Γεια. (Ya.) "Hello."
2. Καλημέρα. (Kaliméra) "Good morning."
Good morning Greece.
3. Καλησπέρα. (Kalispéra) "Good afternoon."
Good morning is from 6 A.M. to 12 P.M. From 12:00 until the sunset is Καλησπέρα (Kalispéra) and from the sunset and after, it’s Καληνύχτα (Kaliníhta).
But you are not saying to someone goodnight when you meet him. You tell him when you’re leaving. Okay. Easy or confusing?
4. Καλησπέρα. (Kalispéra) "Have a good evening." Or “Have a goodnight.”
5. Πώς σε λένε; (Pós se léne?) "What's your name?"
“Yes, you in the corner, what’s your name?”
6. Με λένε (όνομα). (Me léne (ónoma).) "I'm Melene."
I am, I’m, and your name.
Με λένε Εμμανουήλ. (Me léne Emanuíl.) “I am Emmanouil.”
In Greek edition, Εμμανουήλ (Emanuíl).
In Latin edition or in worldwide edition, Emmanouil. This is how they know me.
7. Χαίρω πολύ. (Héro polí.) "Nice to meet you."
8. Τι κάνεις; (Ti kánis?) "How are you?" Easy.
9. Είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ. Κι εσύ; (Íme kalá, efharistó. Ki esí?) "I'm fine, thanks. And you?"
10. Παρακαλώ. (Parakaló.) "Please”
Now, Παρακαλώ (Parakaló), it has two ways of using.
Παρακαλώ. (Parakaló.) “Please (do this for me).”
θα μου δώσεις το αμάξι, παρακαλώ; (Tha mu dósis to amáxi, parakaló?) “Can you give me the car, please?”
Or “You’re welcome.” That you put it as Παρακαλώ (Parakaló), “It’s okay, it’s nothing.”
11. Ευχαριστώ. (Efharistó.) "Thank you."
12. Ναι. (Ne.) "Yes."
“You will give me the car.”
13. Όχι. (Óhi.) "No."
Usually you hear it from people that they are in bad mood. Usually they say “Yes, don’t worry.” Especially when you’re in summer holidays in Greece.
14. Ίσως. (Ísos.) "Maybe."
15. Εντάξει. (Endáxi.) "All right, okay, I will do it.”
Εντάξει. (Endáxi.)
16. Mε συγχωρείτε. (Me sinhoríte.) "Excuse me."
17. Συγγνώμη. (Signómi.) "I'm sorry."
18. Τι ώρα είναι; (Ti óra íne?) "What time is it?"
19. Πού είναι η τουαλέτα; (Pú íne i tualéta?) "Where is the restroom?" These phrases are must. You have to learn them.
Πού είναι η τουαλέτα; (Púíne i tualéta?) "Where is the restroom?"
20. Μισό λεπτό. (Misó leptó.) "Wait a moment."
21. Πόσο κάνει αυτό; (Póso káni aftó?) "How much is this?"
22. Μπορώ να έχω τον λογαριασμό, παρακαλώ; (Boró na ého ton logariazmó, parakaló?) "Could I get the check please?"
23. Συγχαρητήρια. (Sinharitíria.) "Congratulations!"
24. Τα λέμε αργότερα. (Ta léme argótera.) “See you later.”
25. Αντίο (Antío) “Goodbye.”
And that’s the end for today. The top 25 phrases in Greek. These are the standard phrases that you will need for sure. Hope you enjoyed this video. Have a nice day. Have a nice evening or morning no matter what is the time over there and see you soon. Take care. Bye. Bye from Greece.


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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Tuesday at 07:36 AM
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Hi Cody!

Χαίρω πολύ! 😄

I'm sure you'd make many friends if you would visit Greece!

All the best,


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cody fisher
Tuesday at 12:51 AM
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hello! my favourite phrase is "xairo poli" because I always like to meet new people 😄

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Hi Seayeee,

Greetings to China! I'm glad you found us too!

Let us know if you have any questions.

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Wednesday at 10:43 PM
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Γεια , i like this lesson. I am a Greek beginner in China. I am glad to have found this lesson in greekpod101. It is such a great website. By the way, my favourite phrase is παρακαλώ.

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Wednesday at 07:24 AM
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Γεια σου Σοφία!

Καλά είμαι, εσύ τι κάνεις; (with κ)

That's nice to hear :)

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Tuesday at 07:54 AM
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My favourite phrase is Τι άνεις?

Ι enjoy saying it! I think it might also have something to do with my first understandings of the Greek language. Growing up, this was one of the only phrases I knew so maybe I'm attached to it 😄


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Hi Barboo,

Mnemonic devices such as "poo" for asking where the toilet is are a great way to remember new words and phrases. I do that all the time when I study a new language.

As for καλησπέρα, well it is the most appropriate way to greet from noon (12 o'clock) and on. It could even be night time and you could still use it to greet people at a party, for example. I'm not sure what's there to disagree 😒. It is what it is, at least to me!

Καλημέρα is used strictly for morning hours until noon.

Γεια χαρά,


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Wednesday at 01:45 PM
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About "Καλησπέρα."

I'm surrounded by Greeks where I live - my husband, his mother, my doctor, the people who run the pharmacy, the souvlaki place up the street where my husband has lunch every day. And it seems that people disagree on exactly when you should start and stop saying "Καλησπέρα." (I include all the Greeks on the Internet whose Greek language videos I watch, as well.)

I'm wondering if all these disagreeing Greeks come from different parts of Greece? And I'm thinking that maybe what one needs to do is to find out how your local Greeks use Καλησπέρα and use it like that.

Wednesday at 01:19 PM
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Ooops! Somehow part of my post below got cut out. I'll try again...

For my favorite I think I'll have to go with "Πού είναι η τουαλέτα;" because it tickles me to have to say "poo" when asking where the toilet is.

Wednesday at 01:17 PM
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My favorite... my favorite...

I think I'll have to go with > because it tickles me to have to say "poo" when asking where the toilet is.