Learn Greek in 30 Minutes – ALL the Basics You Need



wanna speak real Greek from your first lesson sign up for your free lifetime account at Greek god 101 calm welcome to grit pod 101 that comes a little carsick really pack the fastest easiest and most fun way to learn quick yeah leggo with this see Sarah Polley hi I'm Chrissy pleased to meet you in this series you are going to learn basic grip expressions it is super easy and it only takes three minutes in this lesson you're going to learn how to introduce yourself in quick there are only two sentences you need to do it but first it is important to clarify that in Greek there is a difference between formal and informal language let's first see how Greek people introduce themselves in an informal situation yeah Leo McCarey c0 Poli hi I'm Chrissy pleased to meet you yeah leggo me Chris c0 Poli start by saying ya legoman then say your name yeah I love AMA Chrissy finally say Sarah Polley yeah leggo Mary C Sarah Polley and now let's see the same sentence informal speech Sheraton little militia Papadopoulou share apologetic narumiya hello my name is Christopher for the Pulu pleased to make your acquaintance Sheraton lego man Chrissy Papadopoulou zero poorly dirty – naughty Nia so has changed from the previous introduction let's take a close look at fished together yeah has been substituted with a formal greeting Sheraton Greek for rejoice likova Chrissy has not been changed leg of my stance in both cases for my name is however during a formal self-introduction we also say our last name so I said Chrissy Papadopoulou here you would say your full name finally there is one more change to the ending we added the words yet ignoring me – the phrase sherilee it in formal cases so we can just say hello Polly mutually I'm happy or pleased but in formal cases it's good to add yet ignoring Nia which is great for the acquaintance or in this case your acquaintance one more time the informal way to introduce yourself in Greek is yeah Leo mcGarry's see Sarah Polley the formal way to introduce yourself is shared at a level Makris if above the pool you share apologetic nori Nia now it's time for Chris's insights great people usually shake hands when they meet someone sometimes extremely vigorously so accompany your introduction with your best firm handshake and if you're not sure if you have to use a formal or the informal greeting the informal greeting Sarah Polley is not considered rude it is acceptable and used widely even in formal situations in the last lesson we learn how to introduce ourselves ingredient in this lesson we are going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people is there to me are you ready Sakina man so let's start there are several ways to thank someone let's start with the easiest it is just one word every stop every stop every stall means things one same thanks very much you just need to add poly hey Freddy stop Colie Evaristo poly poly means a lot so if hurry stop weenie is like saying thanks very much during the last lesson we talked about both the informal and the formal way of speaking Greek Evaristo is a casual way to thank someone if you want to be more formal there is another phrase you should use so there is the pulley or surf Harry stop really just a Freddy stop pulley or set a Freddy stove pulley let's break this phrase down the sail or SAS before I first openly literally means using the second person singular and the second person plural which is the form useful being formal in Greek in the plaintiff reduced oh there is no you included but here we use it and make the phrasing more polite depending on the formality of the situation we will use scent or sass how do you answer it's easy there are basically two different ways to do it the first piece tipota people damn tipota literally means it's nothing but it is the equivalent of you are welcome the other way to say you're welcome is the expression parakalo but Carlo literally this phrase means I beg or please but it has become a common and polite way to respond to someone thanking you so when someone says everybody stowed to you we can simply reply with tipota or parakalo now it's time for Chris's insights if you're not sure about whether to use a very store or Safari stockily Tiffany's symbol is always your safest bet you don't have to worry about formal or informal situations okay so can be used with just about anyone anywhere and at anytime in the last lesson we learned how to be grateful to people by saying every stop in this lesson we'll learn some of the most common greetings used in Greece it's telling me are you ready Sakina me so let's start the most used in formal greeting is yah yah yah means hi hello or goodbye we use it when we meet but also when we leave we should only use this greeting with friends or relatives if you want to be more formal you need to pay attention to the time of day the most common phrase is kalimera kalimera literally kalimera means good day however we may also interpret it as good morning or good afternoon as a rule of thumb you can use kalimera only during the daytime from morning until early afternoon during the late afternoon and evening we say que espera que espera espera espera is ancient greek for the part of the day after sunset so kalispera means good afternoon or good evening kalimera and que espera are used when we meet someone but when we live we don't say them again in this formal situation Greek people use a deal a deal adieu means goodbye if you're leaving after around 8 p.m. you can say a lanista which literally means goodnight Kylene esta finally if it's very common in Greek to use the informal hi we introduced in the beginning of this lesson as a parting grating as well yeah yeah now you can greet people in many different ways in Greek let's review them all again when greeting in an informal situation we say yeah when greeting in a formal situation we say chimera or high Sparrow when living in a formal situation a bill when living in an informal situation yeah it's easy isn't it now it's time for Chris's insights in formal situations Greek people commonly greet each other by shaking hands on the other hand if we meet someone we are very friendly with we kiss each other on both cheeks don't be afraid to do it with your quick friends it's normal in the last lesson we learn the most common forms of greetings in Greek do you remember them in this lesson we are going to learn a very useful phrase do you speak English if you find yourself in a situation where you need assistance in English this phrase can be a lifesaver and because you are asking it in Greek you can be sure that everyone will understand what you're saying even if their answer is known here is the informal way to say it Milas a glico Milla's a glico millas is to speak and a glico is English in Greek verbs change depending on who the subject is the word millas is conjugated from the verb Millau which means to speak the ending s we understand this is a second person singular this is the informal way to say you speak you will notice that the personal pronoun itself the word you is missing this happens very often in Greek because the verb ending changes depending on the subject you don't need to actually say the subject in order to be understood to learn how to properly conjugate Omega verbs like Millau please look at our absolute beginner series on Greek for 101.com you can find very detailed grammar lessons and resources there we are now going to make the sentence formal this is done by using the formal version of you which is a cease if we change the word for you we will conjugate Millau differently it becomes malate everything else stays the same melodica malate avika adding a second ami excuse me the sentence becomes even more polite signal me melodic liquor tsunami malate at Lika the responses you will receive could be one of these three now yes now legal a little a whoa oh he then will our Luca no I don't speak English or he then Millau aleca since this last one is a negative statement we need to say then or they before the verb Millau here you can also notice what we mentioned before the personal pronoun a ho that is I is not used since the ending of the verb shows that it is the first person now it's time for Chris's insights for those of you who are not only in these speakers you can obviously use this question with any language you need Greek people study other European languages so maybe you will get lucky to substitute a Glico with italica for italian Rasika for russian is pinaka for Spanish give Monica for German in this lesson we mentioned the expression tsunami but did you know that this could also be used as an apology in the next lesson we will learn this another ways to apologize in Greek it's never too late to show your good manners with Greek people I'll see you in our next Olympic relay plan lesson want more Greek videos like this subscribe to our Channel yeah let me see hi everybody I'm Chrissy welcome to Greek burn 101 that comes LED cars three laptop the fastest easiest and most fun way to learn Greek in the last lesson we learn the phrase signal related Iike excuse me do you speak English we mentioned the word Savino me which means excuse me in Greek in this lesson we are going to learn how to use tsunami in other words one apologizing angry pushes you signal in formal situations such as when we are ordering something in bars or restaurants for example Suginami and a cafe parakalo excuse me a coffee please we can also use it when asking a question signal me we nee acropole excuse me where is the Acropolis sometimes we also hear people say parakalo which literally means please or I beg but means the same thing as tsunami when you want to draw somebody's attention we always use this phrase in formal speech but low the informal way to say excuse me is less important may sing or if they're just likes if know me we can use missing for attack when asking a question or when apologizing all of these phrases can be used for either excuse me or I'm sorry but if you really want to apologize to something it might be better to use a different phrase that phrase is Lieberman it means I'm sorry or I'm sad and can be used in both formal and informal situations plea me like in other cases we have seen the verbal permit I'm sad or I'm sorry is used without the personal pronoun ago I by just saying the verb the listener understands you are talking about yourself now it's time for Chris's insights please remember that in Greece if you accidentally bump into someone you don't say I'm sorry Lieberman instead we say Savino me excuse me or missing her eaten forgive me in our last lesson we learned how to use signal me missing her Rita and Lee permit when apologizing in Greek in this lesson we are going to learn something even more practical how to count from 1 to 10 in Greek and we'll learn them all in 3 minutes 3 ellipta are you ready let's start na na vo vo Rhea 3 la basura de la fender-bender XE XE f da da okay now repeat after me I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one Anna vo today yeah they Sara bender EXCI F da octo and now Zeca great job what is before Anna do you know yes it's zero in Greek aids me then me then so now you can count pretty much anything and do other useful stuff like giving your friends your cell phone number and writing down theirs let's see how to do that in Greek we'll use the phrase or if most move in a which means my number is Oh Alice motion inna poorest most will in XE and Nia at da octo bendy hey Sara dia zo me then can you read it by yourself XE Aniyah f da octo penned a day Sara tria zo me then okay great now it's time for Chris's insides like most words in Greek numbers are gender sensitive the numbers we learn today I used to encountering noodle objects the masculine and feminine numbers are almost the same but with slight differences for the numbers one through four we won't get into these for now since with the neuter numbers you can do most things even if you use a wrong gender Crick's will understand you in the last lesson we learned the numbers from one to ten have you forgotten here I'll tell you again Anna vo threa hey Sarah Pender XE f da octo and Nia Rekha and now let's continue from 11:00 and data and de car vodka though they car the cat Rhea they got three Ducati Sarah J gah they say ah like a pen day they car pay day the galaxy they got a/c kepta they ha ha the Cocteau they Cocteau the guy Nia they car a net and finally we have Eco see II go see okay now repeat after me I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one Endeca dhalika like atria Hecate Sarah the Cap'n day the galaxy Nagata the gal gadot the guy Nia Iko see these numbers may seem harder to remember but you really just have to memorize and deca vodka and echo see all of the numbers are a combination of Zeca which means 10 and the numbers from 3 to 9 it's like saying 10 3 10 4 etc let's not stop at 20 counting to 100 is super easy now give you the tens three anda three anda Saranda ha ha ha Vanina they knew da exceed our a/c and aah if the Minda a zoo me Oh Rhonda Oh who's on da and Anita a nanny Hayato a doll you'll have to memorize these numbers but the good news is creating compiled numbers is very easy there are formed by putting the tens in front of the single digits this means for example the 34 is free on data Sarah and 87 is owed on that path yes that's right exactly like English let's try those combinations three on today Sarah three they say ah Oh Don data Oh so da hae da got it I told you was really easy now it's time for Chris's insides the pronunciation who have used in this in the previous lesson is a standard pronunciation for numbers sometimes though especially in casual conversation Greeks also use f na instead of f da octo instead of octo and Enya instead of Enya so if you notice someone using these words don't be surprised they're exactly the same as the ones you have learned actually yours are more correct in the last lessons we learn how to count in Greek from 1 to 100 I hope you spend some time practicing the numbers because they will come in handy in this lesson why because we will learn how to go shopping in Greece before we go you need to know how to say how much is it per second II Paul so Carney are you ready to go shopping in Greece let's go you see something you like and want to ask the shopkeeper how much it costs the first thing to say is parakalo do you remember what that means it means please usually but in this situation it means excuse me parakalo bazooka after parakalo Paul so Connie after the word of dough we using this phrase means eight or this we don't actually say the name of the object if we want to be more specific we must know if the object is feminine masculine another convert the word of talk accordingly and add the object itself let's say we are asking about a hat or a capella in Greek a hat is tutor so we will use a phrase after two Capello let's try it Baraka lo puso carry a photo Capello excuse me how much is his hat Boracay low posso carnie after doe Capello and skirt is a feminine noun Fausta let's try that too parakalo Basu carry of tvasta excuse me how much is this bird ha ha ha lo oh so Connie t be full stop finally let's also try a masculine noun like a lighter an Epirus parakalo pasa carne after sunup Tara's excuse me how much is this lighter ha ha ha lo puso kah-nee-lah dose or not eras at this point the shopkeeper will answer by saying the price like the Cap'n Deveraux or echo zero the world of raw means of course euro and ask for the number you already know that don't chip in case you have forgotten the cap nd means fifteen le cose means 20 now it's time for Chris's insides even though it is not very polite the fastest weight was how much something costs is by saying the word after many it and adding the word fossil meaning how much like this after all so in this case even though you're using mineral it after you can also use it with masculine and feminine nouns if you don't know the objects gender or you are in a hurry you can do this Greeks do it all the time at this point can you count yours in Greek we are going to learn how to do this in the next lesson after that you'll have no excuse for not going out on a shopping spree in Greece I'll be waiting for you in our next a limited real lab that lesson production abou mr. 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  2. Ρε από ποτέ το γειά είναι goodbye έλεος … Θα φεύγει ο τουρίστας από το μαγαζί και θα λέει γειά

  3. ναι μονο που οι αλληνες δεν ειμαστε τοσο ευγενικοι😂😂

  4. One of the oldest languages in the world
    And if you study civil engineering keep In Mind Greek language is a must.

  5. Γεια λέγομαι Τυσον Χαίρω πολύ
    Χαίρετε λέγομαι Τυσον Σχαρλεττ
    Χαίρω πολύ για τη γνωριμία

  6. we visited Krete week later, if was amazing
    English Accent of greek people is very cute, especially words which ends with "ch" – much, lunch, which 🙂

  7. Χαίρω πολύ- Hairw poly χαχαχαχχαχαχαχα πως θεωρεις οτι θα προφερει καποιος το Ω ως W και το Υ ως y απο τη στιγμη που δεν γνωριζει την ελληνικη αλφαβητο??
    Θελω το view μου πισω!

  8. Ωραίο το βίντεο έμαθα τέλεια ελληνικά μέσα σε 3 λεπτά καί μπορώ νά μιλάω την γλώσσα σε αξιοπρεπες επιπεδο

  9. Hey there!Very helpfull videos!Anyone who wants to learn Greek so I can use the english language better?I would like to have the proficiency so I need help for free!Thank you from Greece!

  10. At 1:04, Chrissi teaches "Gia" as part of a greeting when you are meeting someone new. Later, at 6:15, she uses "Ya" (with the exact same Greek spelling, so I don't know why it changed from "Gia" to "Ya") to say "hello," but states that it is only for friends and family. Since I'm unlikely to be meeting friends or family for the first time, I don't know when I would ever use "Gia, legome __. Herw poly." I'm confused. Should I use "Gia" (or "Ya") with new people I'm meeting, or not?

  11. who else is here bc they don’t understand what’s going on in church/what your relatives are saying

  12. The way you teach is so great..
    From so long i've been waiting to learn greek language and finally i found your channel… I found it so helpful..Thanks a lot Madame.

  13. Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η ελληνική κουζίνα και η μουσική. (Μουσική όπως ο Δημήτρης Μητρόπανος, ο Γιώργος Νταλάρας και παρόμοιοι καλλιτέχνες). (Google Translate: from English.)

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