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Phonetic Pronunciation

Letter
(The accent or stress is in bold)

A-lpha

Vee-ta

Ga-ma

De-lta
(De like the)

E-psee-lon

Zee-ta

Ee-ta
(not like ETA, but like the 'e' in 'she')

Thee-ta

Yio-ta
(Yi like Y in 'yacht' ending like an o
not an a)

Ka-pa
(The K not stressed!)

Lam-v-tha

Mee

Nee

Ksee
O-mee-kron

Pee
(do not stress the P)

Ro
(like in row without the 'w')

Seeg-ma

Taff
(do not stress the T)

Ee-psee-lon

Fee

Hee
('H' like in 'hand')

Psee

O-me-ga

The only way to learn Greek, is to read and write. Follow this link: Greek Alphabet - print
out the page, then for each letter, write it ten times in both 'capital and small case', while
saying it out loud. Refer to the sounds above recorded by Sofri to ensure that your
pronunciation is correct. Then repeat the exercise another 5 times!

Exceptions: Double Vowels

See how easy it is? Well there is a minor complication. Greek words which have the
following combination of vowels, are pronounced slightly differently. Double vowels are
pronounced as one sound. However the double vowel rule is not applicable (an
exception) if the first vowel is accented or the second is double toned. In this case the
vowels are pronounced as normal.

Double Exceptions
Pronounced like
vowel (double toned)
The ‘oo’ in ‘too’

Like ‘av’ in ‘average’


or
like ‘af’ in ‘after’
(depends on context)

Like ‘ev’ in ‘ever’


or
like ‘ef’ in ‘effect’
(depends on context)

http://www.agni.gr/learn_greek/alphabet.asp

Useful PhrasesUU Tailor Maxhfgfnde Holidays

Ti kan-i-te
How are you?

Her-ro-poli
Pleased to meet you

Po-so ka-ni
How much?

Ak-ri-vo
Expensive!

I do not understand Then ka-tala-veno

Do you speak English? Mi-la-te An-gli-ka

Then mi-la-w El-i-ni-ka


I do not speak Greek
I speak a little Greek

Por in-ne i toya-let-tas


Where are the toilets?

What time is it? Ti ora ee-na

or W Holidays

The weather O Ker-ros

It is Hot Ze-sti

It is Very Hot! Po-li Ze-sti

It is Cold Kree-o

Food and Dining Agni Travel - Tailor Made Holidays

Th-elo
I would like

Ps-o-me
Bread

Kre-as
Meat

Salad Sa-la-ta

Fru-ta
Fruit

Kra-si
Wine

Ko-kin-o
Red

Bir-ra
Beer

Ne-ro
Water

Do-ma-tes
Tomatoes

A-gou-ri
Cucumber

Greek Salad
(literally translated means: Country salad) Ko-ri-a-tiki

Yoghurt Yia-outi

The bill To-la-ga-ris-mos


(a memorable little one - that's why I left it
until last!)

The bill To-la-ga-ris-mos


please Para-kalo

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Hello
Note: this is
Ya-soo
the singular.
Use when
greeting a
friend.
Hello
Note: this is
the plural
version. Use
when
greeting
more than Ya-sas
one person; a
person who
you do not
know; or an
older person
to show
respect.
Good morning Ka-li-mera
Good afternoon
(Contrary to
what many
will tell you,
there is not a
Greek word
Hai-re-te
for
afternoon,
but this is
commonly
used)

Good evening Ka-li-spera


Goodnight
(you may have noticed
Ka-li-nik-ta
that 'Kal-li'
means
'good')
Thank you
(a little bit difficult - you
Ef-hari-sto
will need
some
practice!)
Yes
(notice that the ending is N-e
very short)
No O-chi
Please
(There is not
a literal Para-kalo
translation
for please in
Greek.)
Tomorrow
(Commonly
used Greek Av-rio
expression -
I'll do it
tomorrow!)
Alright / OK En-daxi

Numbers

Agni Travel - Tailor Made Holidays

One E-na

Two The-o

Three Tri-a

Four Te-ssera

Five Pen-de

Six Ex-ksi

Seven Efp-ta

Eight Ock-to

Nine en-nea

Ten The-ka

Eleven en-the-ka

Twelve tho-the-ka

Thirteen the-ka-tri-a
Fourteen the-ka-tess-era

Fifteen the-ka-pen-de

Sixteen the-ka-ec-ksi

Seventeen the-ka-efp-ta

Eighteen the-ka-ock-to

Nineteen the-ka-en-nea

Twenty i-kosi