Essential Greek

Knowing just a few key words and phrases can be very helpful in your Greek classes, while traveling in Greece, and everywhere in between.


After γεια σας, polite phrases like “please” and “thank you” are the most important Greek vocabulary you’ll ever learn. When you visit Greece, knowing just these few phrases will go a long way, even if the very next thing you say is Μιλάτε αγγλικά;

Type AB Verbs

Greek type AB verbs have the same endings as B1 verbs but only one conjugation for each grammatical person.



Type B1 Verbs

Greek type B1 verbs have two conjugations for three of the grammatical persons.




Greek has four cases, which means that three parts of speech – pronouns, nouns, and articles – each have up to four forms, depending on how they are used in a sentence.


Subject Pronouns

Subject pronouns, literally called “nominative personal pronouns” in Greek, indicate who or what is performing the action of a verb.