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Learn basic Greek phrases and sentences by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list. These cover a wide variety of Greek topics, including the numbers in Greek, Greek days, Greek greetings and the months in Greek all with audio.

Greek phrases

Listen to and copy the native speech, and learn with flashcards and other games.

A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, Bathroom. Items, Bedroom. Items, Buying things. General phrases, Buying things. Useful words, Clothing, Countries, Common nouns. 1, Common nouns. 2, Common nouns. 3, Common nouns. 4. Communication problems, Conversation. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk. 1, Conversation. Small talk. 2, Conversation. Sport and filler words, Conversation. Small talk. The weather, Days. General, Days of the week and seasons, Describing things. Colours, Describing things. Adjectives, Directions. 1, Directions. 2, Eating phrases. 1, Eating phrases. 2, Eating items, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3, Getting around. General phrases, Getting around. Train, bus and taxi, Getting around by car, Health and at the chemist, Money, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 30 to 1000, Parts of the body, Places and buildings. 1, Places and buildings. 2, Question and size words, Special occasions, Sightseeing, Somewhere to stay. 1, Somewhere to stay. 2, Sport, The house, Time. Useful words, Useful words to recognize, Words to do with food. General, Words to do with food. Fruit, Words to do with food. Vegetables, Words to do with food. Meat.

Greek language learning

As well as the flashcards for the Greek phrases, there are additional learning games for colours, days, fruit, months and numbers.

Colours

Fruit

Months

Numbers. 1 to 10

Numbers. 1 to 20

Vegetables


Test whether you know the difference between a μπανάνα, δαμάσκηνο, ντομάτα and μαρούλι, can count from ένα to δέκα and know μαύρο from άσπρο.

Greek is written using the Greek alphabet (of 24 letters descended from the Phoenician alphabet).

The words and phrases on SurfaceLanguages are written using the Greek script and also in a romanized version. This attempts to match the sounds of the Greek alphabet as closely as possible to those of the Roman alphabet.

The Greek alphabet is phonetic and straight-forward to learn. Learn the Greek alphabet.

Greek

Greek is spoken by the 12 million inhabitants of Greece and Cyprus. It belongs to an independent branch of the indo-European language family. The history of the language can be traced from Proto-Greek, an assumed theoretical language from which all dialects of Greek are descended, via Mycenaean and Ancient Greek to the Demotic or Standard Modern Greek as is spoken in Greece today.

The Greek language

Greek nouns have gender and can be masculine, feminine or neuter. The definite articles for masculine, feminine and neuter nouns are o, ή and τo respectively (in the nominative case). The man 'άντρας', the woman 'ή γυναίκα' are examples of masculine and feminine nouns (in the nominative). Nouns decline and can be either nominative, vocative, accusative or genitive. Definite and indefinite articles decline. (The indefinite article exists only in the singular).

Adjectives decline and vary according to the noun described. Many adjectives (in the nominative) end in -o if the word is masculine, -η if it is feminine and -o if it is neuter.

Resources

Learn the Greek alphabet
Basic Greek grammar
Learning Greek in three months
English words derived from the Greek
Greek words from the FSI Greek language course
fsi-languages.yojik.eu
BBC Greek
www.greek-language.com