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Γεια, λέγομαι Χρυσή. Hi everybody! I’m Chrissi.
Welcome to GreekPod101.com’s “Ελληνικά σε 3 λεπτά”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Greek.
In the last lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in Greek. In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people.
Είστε έτοιμοι; Are you ready? Ξεκινάμε, so let’s start!
There are several ways to thank someone, let’s start with the easiest. It is just one word:
[slowly] Ευχαριστώ.
Ευχαριστώ means “thanks”.
When saying “thanks very much” you just need to add πολύ.
Ευχαριστώ πολύ.
[slowly] Ευχαριστώ πολύ.
Πολύ means “a lot”. So Ευχαριστώ πολύ is like saying “Thanks very much.”
During the last lesson we mentioned both the informal and the formal way of speaking Greek. Ευχαριστώ is the a casual way to thank someone, If you want to be more formal, there is another phrase you should use.
Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ or Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ
[slowly] Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ or Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ.
Let’s break this phrase down. The Σε or Σας before ευχαριστώ πολύ literally means “you” in the second person singular and the second person plural (which is the form used for being formal in Greek). In the plain ευχαριστώ there is no “you” included but here we use it and make the phrase sound more polite. Depending on the formality of the situation we will use Σε or Σας
How do you answer? It’s easy! There are basically two different ways to do it!
The first is:
[slowly] Τίποτα.
Τίποτα literally means It's nothing but it is the equivalent of you are welcome;
The other way to say “you are welcome” is the expression:
[slowly] Παρακαλώ.
Literally, this phrase means "I beg" or "please” but it has become a common and polite way to respond to someone thanking you.
So when someone saying ευχαριστώ to you, we can simply reply with:
Τίποτα or Παρακαλώ.
Now it’s time for Chrissi’s Insights.
If you’re not sure about whether to use ευχαριστώ or σας ευχαριστώ πολύ, keeping it simple is always your safest bet. You don’t have to worry about formal or informal situations; ευχαριστώ can be used with just about anyone, anywhere and at anytime!
Do you know what αντίο means? In our next lesson you’ll learn this and other greetings in Greek!
Αντίο και ευχαριστώ –ραντεβού στο επόμενο μάθημα!


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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Thursday at 8:58 am
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Hi George,

Your name in Greek is Γεώργιος (Yeóryios) officially, like in legal documents, but people in everyday life say Γιώργος (Yórgos). When people address you, they use the vocative case and say Γιώργο, without the final -ς. For example, Γεια σου Γιώργο. Meaning “Hello George.” The equivalent form using your official name would be Γεώργιε.


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George W
Wednesday at 1:47 pm
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Hi, Great lessons! I have a question a little off subject but what is my name in Greek? I know it is very old and means farmer, husbandman, landowner etc., but how is it written in Greek?
Thanks much, George

Friday at 11:00 am
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Hi raya,

You can find the sentences on the PDF Lesson Notes. Just download them here:

I tried to watch the video but I couldn’t reproduce the video problem you are describing. Perhaps you internet connection was slow at that time so the video streaming was not smooth which might have also caused the issue with the problematic rewind.

If you have a slow connection, try playing the video and pause it for a while so it can load enough content for a more smooth playback.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

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Thursday at 8:10 pm
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Where can I find the sentences of these lessons?
How can I save them?
And also: The video is not working properly. It stops every few seconds. And also, if you try to rewind and listen again, it doesn’t work at all.