Friday, November 3, 2017

Greek - How are you?

We just learned some greetings in Greek, like Γειά σου (Geiá sou), Χαίρετε (Chairete), Αντίο (Antío) and Καλημέρα (Kaliméra), Καλησπέρα (Kalispéra), Καληνυχτα - (Kalinychta).

If you want to say How are you? in Greek, you would say:

Τι κάνεις? (Ti káneis?) - sounds like tee-KAH-nee-ss

To respond and say Very good thanks, you would say

Πολύ καλά, ευχαριστώ. (Polý kalá, efcharistó) - sounds like poh-LEE-kah-LAH, ef-kha-dee-STOH

The letters for these words are:

Τ (tau) ι (iota) κ (kai) ά (alpha) ν (nu) ε (epsiolon) ι (iota) ς (sigma)
Π (pi) ο (omicron) λ (lambda) ύ (upsilon) κ (kappa) α (alpha) λ (lambda) ά (alpha)
ε (epsilon) υ (upsilon) χ (chi) α (alpha) ρ (rho) ι (iota) σ (sigma) τ (tau) ώ (omega)

center for the greek language
(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: How are you?

Italian: Come va? Molto bene, grazie.

German: Wie geht es Ihnen? Sehr gut, danke.

Spanish: ¿Cómo estás? Muy bien, gracias.

French: Comment allez-vous? Très bien, merci.