|By Sonia Moran||
|July 11, 2014 05:45 AM EDT||
Knowing a little of the language (even if it’s very little) is a great way to connect with the locals and really give you a feel for the culture. You may not become fluent during a week-long cruise but it never hurts to be able to say good morning to a fellow sailor, greet the restaurant host or attempt to order a drink. Most people truly appreciate the effort, and it usually feels better than just blurting out what you need in English. Then of course, there may be instances in which no one speaks English and even the few words you know will help you get by.
Here are a few words and phrases to use during your next Greek Yacht Charter. We made sure to include the phonetic spellings as well. Try practising them in front of the mirror before you go!
- Hello Ya-sou
- Good morning Kali-mera
- Good evening Kali-spera
- Good night Kali-neek-ta
- Please A-RA-ka-lo
- Thank you Ef-hari-sto
- Yes Neh
- No O-hee
- Where is it? Pou e-ne to
- How much is it? Po-so ka-ni
- My name is Me lene ______
- I want that Thelo afto
- The check Lo-ghar-ia-smos
- I don’t want Den thelo
You can also study your Greek numbers:
- One en-ne
- Two thee-o
- Three tree-a
- Four te-se-ra
- Five pen-de
- Six ex-ee
- Seven ep-ta
- Eight oc-to
- Nine e-ne-a
- Ten De-ka
These phrases and numbers are from http://www.greeceathensaegeaninfo.com/phrases.htm, where you’ll find a more extensive list of useful words and phrases including some colourful exclamatory terms.
If you don’t quite feel comfortable with your Greek so far, don’t worry. Greeks are used to visitors and really don’t expect you to be able to speak the language. Give it your best shot and see where it takes you! For your next charter to Greece, visit our Greece section and don’t hesitate to give us a call.
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