Once more a reminder:
Do you speak English? > Μιλάς αγγλικά? > Milás angliká?
should be the first phrase you learn in any language when traveling abroad. It can save a great deal of time and frustration on both parties.
When traveling we have some basic needs - food and water but also where to eliminate those needs. Here are a few Greek phrases to help you keep up your energy while traveling in Greece.
Where is the restroom? >Που ειναι η τουαλετα? > Pou einai i toualeta?
Even before we eat, there may be the need to, shall we say, cleanse our body. There is the time and honored tradition of charades and the crossing of legs but a more pleasant and honorable method is to ask in the local language.
Now that you’re ready to consume some of the local authentic Greek street food, or sit down in a local Greek cafe, here are some phrases that will help you quench your need for sustenance:
Where can I get something to eat? > Πού μπορώ να βρω κάτι να φάω; > Poú boró na vro káti na fáo?
How much does this cost? > Πόσο κοστίζει αυτό? > Póso kostízei aftó?
Do you take credit cards? > Δέχεστε πιστωτικές κάρτες? > Décheste pistotikés kártes?
I would like ____ > θα ήθελα ____ > tha íthela ____
This works great in a restaurant. Simply say this phrase and then point to the menu! Makes ordering a snap.