Below we give you a practical dictionary which offers you many of the simple words and phrases you may need during your practical training at hotels in Greece.

This material provides:

  • Many common words and phrases you will need on your workplace
  • A logical system of presentation which includes the pronunciation of English words into Greek
  • Categorisation of words depending on your department of work

Note: The stressed vowels (intonation) are in the bold letters.

01.General Words & Phrases (English & Spelling in Greek)

Good morning - kalimera
Good evening - kalispera
Good night - kalinihta
Goodbye - adio
Hello - ya
Yes - ne
No - ohi
Mr - kirios
Mrs - kiria
Today - simera
Tomorrow - avrio
Yesterday - htes
Thank you - efharisto
Please - parakalo
Sorry - signomi
Okay - entaksi
Help - voithia
Hotel - ksenodohio
Room - domatio
Elevator - asanser
Beach - paralia

Excuse me - me sinhorite
How are you? - ti kanis?
I am fine thank you - ime kala efharisto
Welcome - kalos irthate
Come in - Peraste
Do you speak English? - milate anglika?
I do not speak Greek - den milao elinika
One minute please - ena lepto parakalo
I would like... - tha ithela...

02. Food and Beverage Department (English & Spelling in Greek)

Waiter - servitoros
Waitress - servitora
Restaurant - estiatorio
Kitchen - kuzina
Dining room - trapezaria
Breakfast - proino
Lunch - gevma/mesimeriano
Dinner - vradino
Mail - fagito
Chair - karekla
Table - trapezi
Table-cloth - trapezomantilo
Dish - piato
Fork - piruni
Knife - maheri
Spoon - kutali
Napkin - hartopetseta
Plate - diskos
Glass - potiri
Bottle - bukali
Bottle opener - anihtiri
Place setting - servitsio
Carafe - kanata
Salt - alati
Salt shaker - alatiera
Water - nero
Price - timi
Bill - logariasmos
Ash tray – stahtodohio / tasaki
Cold - krio
Hot - zesto

Bon appetite - kali sas oreksi
Cheers/Chin chin - stin igia sas
Are you ready to order? - iste etimi na parangilete?
Have you finished your meal? - ehete teliosi to fagito sas?
May I take your dishes? - boro na paro ta piata sas?
Would you like something sweet? - tha thelate gliko?
Did you like the meal? - sas arese to fagito?
We hope you had a great time - elpizume na perasate kala
We will be glad to see you again - tha harume na sas ksanadume

03. Housekeeping Department (English & Spelling in Greek)

House-maid - kamariera
Room service - ipiresia domatiu
Key - klidi
Bedroom - krevatokamara
Bed - krevati
Sheet - sedoni
Blanket - kuverta
Pillow - maksilari
Pillow-cases - maksilarothiki
Towel - petseta
Layer - stroma
Wardrobe - dulapa ruhon
Hanger - kremastra
Carpet - hali
Curtain - kurtina
Toilet - tualeta
Bathroom - banio
Hand basin - niptiras
Toilet paper - harti tualetas
Bucket - kados
Broom - skupa
Mop - sfugaristra
Pail - kuvas
Detergent - aporipantiko
Wash - pleno
Clean - katharizo
Change - alazo
Floor - orofos
Living room - saloni
Window - parathiro
Door - porta
Stairs - skales
Balcony - balkoni

04. Reception (English & Spelling in Greek)

Reception - ipodohi
Departure - afiksi
Arrival - anahorisi
Announcement - anakinosi
Information - pliroforia
Complains - parapona
Key - klidi
Bill - logariasmos
Money - hrimata
Credit card - pistotiki karta
Computer - ipologistis
Telephone - tilefono
Rent - enikiazo

Yes, I do – ne, sas katalaveno
All included - perilamvanonte ola
Room number - arithmos domatiu
The room costs.- to domatio kostizi..
I need your passports please - hriazome ta diavatiria sas parakalo
Sign here, please - ipograpte edo parakalo
Here is the hotel bill - afto ine to timologio tu ksenodohiu
Your room is ready - to domatio sas ine etimo
How can I help you? - pos boro na sas eksipiretiso?
Have you made a reservation? - ehete kani kratisi?
Do you want to make a reservation? - thelete na kanete kratisi?
Do you understand me? - me katalavenete?
Are you satisfied? - iste ikanopiimeni?
Do you have any complains? - ehete kapio parapono?
Did you have a good time? - perasate kala?

05. Sales Department (English & Spelling in Greek)

Price - timi
Sell - pulao
Buy - agorazo
Euro - evro
Sales - ekptosis
Fitting room - dokimastirio

How much does it cost? - poso kostizi avto?
This costs.. - avto kostizi..
What can I do for you? - ti boro na kano gia esas?
I am looking for.- psaxno gia..
I will take this - tha paro avto
I would like something cheaper - tha ithela kati ftinotero
We don't sell... - den pulame...
Do you accept credit cards? - deheste pistotikes kartes?

06. Bell boy (English & Spelling in Greek)

Suitcase - valitsa
Floor - orofos
Elevator - asanser
Stairs - skala
Tips – filodorima (burbuar)
Room - domatio

May I take your suitcases? - boro na paro tis valitses sas?
What is the number of your room? - se poio domatio menete?
Enjoy your stay - apolafste ti diamoni sas (kali diamoni)
Thank you - efharisto
You're welcome - parakalo

07. Time, seasons, days, months (English & Spelling in Greek)

Day - imera
Week - evdomada
Month - minas
Year – etos

Monday - Devtera
Tuesday - Triti
Wednesday - Tetarti
Thursday - Pempti
Friday - Paraskevi
Saturday - Savato
Sunday – Kiriaki

Morning - Proi
Evening - Apogevma
Night - Vradi
Today - Simera
Yesterday - Htes
Tomorrow – Avrio

January - Ianuarios
February - Fevruarios
March - Martios
April - Aprilios
May - Maios
June - Iunios
July - Iulios
August - Avgustos
September - Septemvrios
October - Oktovrios
November - Noevrios
December – Dekemvrios

Summer - Kalokeri
Autumn - Fthinoporo
Winter - Himonas
Spring - Aniksi

08. The numbers (English & Spelling in Greek)

0-miden
1-ena
2-dio
3-tria
4-tesera
5-pente
6-eksi
7-epta
8-okto
9-enea
10-deka

11-enteka
12-dodeka
13-dekatria
14-dekatesera
15-dekapente
16-dekaeksi
17-dekaepta
18-dekaokto
19-dekaenia
20-ikosi

21-ikosiena
22-ikosidio
23-ikositria
24-ikositesera
25-ikosipente
26-ikosieksi
27-ikosiepta
28-ikosiokto
29-ikosienia
30-trianta

31-triantaena
32-triantadio
33-triantatria
34-triantatesera
35-triantapente
36-triantaeksi
37-triantaepta
38-triantaokto
39-triantaenia
40-saranta

41-sarantaena
42-sarantadio
43-sarantatria
44-sarantatesera
45-sarantapente
46-sarantaeksi
47-sarantaepta
48-sarantaokto
49-sarantaenia
50-peninta

51-penintaena
52-penintadio
53-penintatria
54-penintatesera
55-penintapente
56-penintaeksi
57-penintaepta
58-penintaokto
59-penintaenia
60-eksinta

61-eksintaena
62-eksintadio
63-eksintatria
64-eksintatesera
65-eksintapente
66-eksintaeksi
67-eksintaepta
68-eksintaokto
69-eksintaenia
70-evdomida

71-evdomidaena
72-evdomidadio
73-evdomidatria
74-evdomidatesera
75-evdomidapente
76-evdomidaeksi
77-evdomidaepta
78-evdomidaokto
79-evdomidaenia
80-ogdonta

81-ogdontaena
82-ogdontadio
83-ogdontatria
84-ogdontatesera
85-ogdontapente
86-ogdontaeksi
87-ogdontaepta
88-ogdontaokto
89-ogdontaenia
90-eneninta

91-enenintaena
92-enenintadio
93-enenintatria
94-enenintatesera
95-enenintapente
96-enenintaeksi
97-enenintaepta
98-enenintaokto
99-enenintaenia
100-ekato

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