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Hi everyone, this is Stefania.
Welcome to another Greek Top Words video. In this video you’ll learn 10 Phrases You Never Want to Hear.
These are the kind of phrases that probably tick you off or make you roll your eyes so much that they'll end up behind your neck… reach your back… and maybe they’ll keep rolling and leave the room… Ok, that was too much.
Without further ado, here are the 10 Phrases You Never Want to Hear.
1. Έχεις πάρει κιλά τώρα τελευταία;
(Éhis pári kilá tóra teleftéa?)
"Have you gained weight recently?"
Some things are better left unsaid, and that’s one of them!
2. Έχεις μια άσπρη τρίχα.
(Éhis mia aspri tríxa.)
"You have a gray hair."
It's comments like this that make you feel so… old… but you shouldn’t! Cause deep down inside, you’re young at heart. Everyone is young at heart, right?
Just one white hair doesn't anything, it just means you're getting wiser.
Getting wiser.
It’s all about perspective.
Next.
3. Σου το είπα! (Su to ípa!)
"I told you so!"
This can also be pronounced Σ’ το 'πα with the pronoun σου and the verb form είπα contracted. To further complement this variety, this phrase can also come in a wide variety of voice tones, each more annoying than the other. Σου το είπα! Σου το είπα! Σ’ το ‘πα!
4.
And this is the absolute worst, I think.
Απολύεσαι! (Apolíese!) "You're fired!"
This also comes in a variety of voice tones, depending on how much you’ve angered your boss.
Απολύεσαι!(Apolíese!)
Απολύεσαι!(Apolíese!)
Απολύεσαι!(Apolíese!)
5. Δεν έχει να κάνει με σένα, έχει να κάνει με μένα.
(Den éhi na káni me séna, éhi na káni me ména.)
"It is not you, it is me."
OK. Breaking up sucks, so does this line… I think most of the times, not always of course, people mean exactly the opposite but use it in order not to hurt the other person. Which is considerate of course, but not too honest.
6. Σας ευχαριστούμε για το βιογραφικό σας, η θέση όμως έχει καταληφθεί.
(Sas efharistúme ya to viografikó sas, i thési ómos éhi katalifthí.)
"Thank you for your resume. However, the position has been filled."
Here the word βιογραφικό sounds similar to the word βιογραφία which means “biography”, so don’t confuse the two. Βιογραφικό (viografikó) refers only to a resume.
7. Πρέπει να αρχίσουμε να βγαίνουμε με άλλους.
(Prépi na arhísume na vyénume me álus.)
"We should see other people."
Literally, "We should start dating other people.”
Another break up line you don’t want to hear. Or maybe you do, if you are not happy in a relationship… It could work both ways!
8. Δεν έχω τα λεφτά σου σήμερα. (Den ého ta leftá su símera.)
"I don't have your money today."
Show me the money! It's from "Jerry Maguire”.
I love that "Jerry Maguire” scene with Tom Cruise… Show me the money!
9. Πρέπει να μιλήσουμε. (Prépi na milísume.)
"We need to talk."
That always smells like trouble ahead! It’s definitely not talking about what’s for dinner tonight. So if you hear it, καλή τύχη! "Good luck!"
10. Συγγνώμη, το ξέχασα! (Signómi, to xéhasa.)
"Sorry, I forgot it!"
In very casual situations, Greeks also say σόρι instead of συγγνώμη. Σόρι. Ουπς, σόρι. Σόρι, το ξέχασα! Use σόρι only with friends and family. Otherwise, go for the safest option - Συγγνώμη (Signómi).
Συγγνώμη, το ξέχασα! (Signómi, to xéhasa.)
You’ve reached the end of this video. I hope you liked it! Can you think of some other phrases that you don’t want to hear? You can leave them in the comments below, and if you want to watch more videos like this, check out GreekPod101.com.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which word or phrase do you like the most?

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Γεια σου George W,


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We wish you good luck with your language studies.


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George W
Tuesday at 12:53 PM
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😄A totally different side of my teacher! You are funny and I bet you have a tremendous personality. I actually laughed out loud the first time today..😎❤️️👍

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Hi Barboo,


We would simply say "Η πτήση σας είναι υπεργεμάτη." (lit. "Your flight is hyper-full.")

A more complex but official way to say this would be "Έχει γίνει υπερκράτηση θέσεων στην πτήση σας." (lit. "There has been a hyper-booking of seats in your flight.")


Glad you found the lesson amusing :)


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Barboo
Sunday at 07:38 PM
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Hi, Stefania!


How would you say "Your flight has been overbooked"?


Very amusing lesson! :)


Barboo

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Wednesday at 08:30 AM
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Hi Jerry!


It's been a long time since we last talked! How are you doing? I'm fine, thanks for asking :)


Are you sure you want to use one of these phrases with your friend😳? Remember, these are phrases no one ever wants to hear😅! Nah, I'm just joking, I'm sure your friend won't take it the wrong way and will probably laugh😜.


Well, let me know how it goes!


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JERRY BARNISH
Tuesday at 10:03 AM
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Stephania:

That was great instructions. I have a friend that is going to be very

excited when I use a couple of the phrases on her.

She is always asking about my progress.

I hope all is well with you and your family.

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Hi Margaret,


I am glad to hear that you found our lessons fun!


I hope you like the rest of our series.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Margaret
Friday at 10:41 PM
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Thank you! That was such fun!