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We learned a lot this year including how to:

  • order food
  • greet people, and
  • count to ten.


Let’s recap:

Eat:

Gyro > YEE-roh > γύρος (‘turn’)

Dolmades > dol-MAH-thez > ντολμάδες

Tzatziki > tsa-TˈSI-ki > τζατζίκι


Count:

0 > Miden > mee-DEN > Μηδέν

1 > Ena > EN-a > Ένα

2 > Dyo > DEE-o > Δύο

3 > Tria > TREE-a > Τρία

4 > Tessera > TESS-eh-ra > Τέσσερα

5 > Pente > PEN-day > Πέντε

6 > Exi > EX-ee > Έξι

7 > Epta > ef-ta > επτά

8 > Octo > oc-TOH > οκτώ

9 > Ennea > (en-NAY-ah > εννέα

10 > Deka > DEK-a > Δέκα


Greet:

Hello > Chaírete > HE-reh-teh > Χαίρετε

Goodbye > Antío > an-TEE-oh > Αντίο


Good morning! > Kaliméra > kah-lee-MEH-ra > Καλημέρα

Good afternoon! > Kaló apógevma > kah-LOH ah-PO-gehv-mah > Kαλό απόγευμα

Good evening! > Kalispéra > kah-lee-SPEH-rah > Καλησπέρα

Good night! > Kaliníkhta > kah-lee-NiK-tah > Καληνύχτα


Name:

Christos > KRĭS-tō >

  • "Χρίστος", Chrístos, from the adjective "χριστός", christós, i.e., "anointed" (or "chosen one" as is the Christian theological term for the Messiah), and
  • "Χρήστος", Chrēstos, from the adjective "χρηστός", chrēstós, i.e., "useful".

Stávros > STAH-vrowz > Σταύρος (Stávros), change the accent and get

Cross > Stavrós > stah-VROWZ > σταυρός

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