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🤗 Modern Greek Greetings for Everyday Life

Γειά! Greek Learners! 😃

➡ Do you want to learn how to say “Hello” in Modern Greek?

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to the country or are trying to learn Greek, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.

Let’s get started! 🤗

Greetings[edit | edit source]

English Modern Greek Pronunciation
yeia sas: formal greeting (several people or formal) - plural or plural of courtesy Γεια σας Gia sas
yeia sou: informal greeting (friend and one person) - singular Γεια σου Gia sou
Be healthy! Γεια σου
Be healthy! Γεια σας
yeia: general greeting (generally in the company of friends) Γεια
kalimera: daytime greeting Καλημέρα Kalispera
khairete: afternoon greeting Χαίρεται - χαίρετε
kalo messimeri: afternoon greeting Καλό μεσημέρι
kalispera: evening greeting (typical, formal) Καλησπέρα
evening greeting (typical, formal) καλησπέρα σας
kalo vradi: evening greeting Καλό βράδυ
kalinikhta: nighttime greeting Καληνύχτα
pos eisai: how are you? to one person Πώς είσαι;
pos eiste: how are you? to a group of people Πώς είστε;*
pos eissaste: how are you? to a group of people Πώς είσαστε;*
kala efkharisto: reply to Πώς είσαι, Πώς είστε and Πώς είσαστε Καλά, ευχαριστώ
ti kaneis: informal greeting Τι κάνεις;
kalos irthate: welcome greeting to a group Καλώς ήρθατε
kalos irthes: informal welcome greeting to one person Καλώς ήρθες
kalos orisate: welcome greeting to a group in the Dimotiki (Δημοτικη) dialect [ell-dim] Καλώς ορίσατε
kalos orises: informal welcome greeting to one in the Dimotiki dialect  [ell-dim] Καλωσόρισες
kalos orissate: welcome to a group in plural Καλωσορίσατε
pos isse?: how are you? Πώς είσαι
ti kànis? how are you? Τι κάνεις;
ti kànis moré? : how are you? Ωρέ, τι κάνεις;
ti kànis morè: how are you? Τι κάνεις μωρέ;
kalinifta: evening greeting in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy [ell-sal] Καληνύχτα
kalos irte: welcome greeting to a man in the Salento (Καλαβρία) dialect [ell-sal] Καλώς ήρτε
kali irte: welcome to a woman in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy [ell-sal] Καλή ήρτε
kalos irtato: welcome to a group in the Salento (Κατωιταλιώτικα) dialect of Italy [ell-sal] Καλώς ήρτατε
inta bou kamneis:  how are you? in the Cypriot dialect of Cyprus [ell-cyp] Ίντα μου κάμνεις;
inta kamneis:  how are you? in the Cypriot dialect of Cyprus and Creete [ell-cyp] Ίντα κάμνεις;
kala kamno: reply to Ίντα μπου κάμνεις; and Ίντα κάμνεις; in the Cypriot dialect [ell-cyp] Καλά κάμνω (είμαι καλά)
How are you? (The verb "to be" has two forms, in the course of conjugation, but the notion and the use of both is correct) Πώς είστε / Πώς είσαστε;
hello! Γειά!
good morning Καλημέρα
good lunch time Καλό μεσημέρι
good afternoon Καλό απόγευμα
good evening Καλησπέρα
good night καληνύχτα
goodbye, bye Αντίο
I love you Σ' αγαπώ
I am very well Είμαι πολύ καλά
Where do you live? Πού μένετε;
I live ... Ζω ...
What's your name? Ποιο είναι το όνομά σας;
My name is ... Το όνομά μου είναι ...
first name το μικρό όνομα


η δεσποινίς, δις.

η κυρία, κα.

mister ο κύριος, κ.
please παρακαλώ
thanks (so much) ευχαριστώ πολύ
with pleasure ευχαρίστως
congratulation συγχαρητήρια
yes ναι
no οχι
sorry συγγνώμη
excuse me με συγχωρείτε
I don't know Δεν ξέρω
I don't understand Δεν καταλαβαίνω
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