Greeting in Greek, kaliméra, kalispéra and kaliníchta

Are you traveling through Greece and wondering how to greet the locals in this beautiful country? Or maybe you already learned about Kaliméra before, but notice that the Greeks reply to you saying something different? Unfortunately, there are many ways of greeting in Greek. Here is an overview of the most important ones. Combined withContinue reading “Greeting in Greek, kaliméra, kalispéra and kaliníchta”

Greeks rarely make a deal for the future

Last night I overheard a conversation between a Dutch guy and a Greek girl. She was from Crete, inviting him to visit her hometown of Iraklion. He got excited, he started planning his visit, and when the date was set he asked: what is “deal” in Greek? The Greek girl started thinking about this difficultContinue reading “Greeks rarely make a deal for the future”

10 Greek words you should know when traveling in Greece

Greeks love it when a foreigner tries to speak some Greek words. This is what get’s you invited into the real Greek culture. And although the Greek language is far from easy and even confusing, don’t be afraid to try to speak some words. Here are 10 simple but useful Greek words and sayings thatContinue reading “10 Greek words you should know when traveling in Greece”

8 Confusing Greek words

Every one of us speaks a little Greek. In English, it is even impossible to spend one day without using at least one word of Greek origin. Architect, astronaut, acrobat. Base, bible, biology. Centre, chaos, comedy. There are over 150.000 English words that originate from the Ancient Greek language. But don’t trust too much onContinue reading “8 Confusing Greek words”

Everyone is a child in Greece

The meaning of the word child in Greek is unlike its translation into any other language. While for most of us, a child is a young human being. Either below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority. In Greece, everyone can be called a child. Let’s do a quiz! Question nr.Continue reading “Everyone is a child in Greece”