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🤗 Modern Greek Greetings for Everyday Life

Hi Modern 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
yeia sas: formal greeting Γεια σας
yeia sou: informal greeting Γεια σου
yeia: general greeting Γεια
kalimera: daytime greeting Καλημέρα
khairete: afternoon greeting Χαίρετε
kalo messimeri: afternoon greeting Καλό μεσημέρι
kalispera: evening greeting Καλησπέρα
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] Καληνύφτα
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)
*Πώς είστε and *Πώς είσαστε;

The verb "to be" has two forms, in the course of conjugation, but the notion and the use of both is correct.

Sources[edit | edit source]

Polyglot Club thanks Jennifer Runner for her outstanding work in collecting some of the phrases for this Greek lesson. 👍

Her objective is, like the Polyglot Club, to promote intercultural communication and understanding and to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the world. ✨

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