Politeness

Ευγένεια

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;

please παρακαλώ
     
thank you (very much)   ευχαριστώ (πολύ)
 
you’re welcome   παρακαλώ
 
excuse me
(to get past someone)   συγγνώμη
(to get someone’s attention)   παρακαλώ
I’m sorry to bother/disturb you   συγγνώμη
 
I’m sorry
(for something you did)   συγγνώμη
(in response to sad news)   λυπάμαι
 
good wishes
cheers (when toasting)   στην υγειά σας / σου
enjoy your meal   καλή όρεξη
bless you   γείτσες
  
Titles
Sir, Mr.   Κύριε
Ma’am, Mrs.   Κυρία
Miss   δεσποινίς

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