Introductory Ancient Greek Language/Lesson 4
If anyone is following these lessons then feel free to post a summary to the best of your ability what I've described in the first three to act as a review for anyone else. Don't be afraid of making mistakes as they'll likely be caused by my failing to explain something sufficiently, and it will give me the opportunity to do so.
On a side note, I've been having problems typing in the Greek font with accent marks and breathings. I've had to go through the laborious task of cutting and pasting from other websites and files. If anyone has advice on a quicker method I would appreciate it.
I've deliberately taken very slow steps to break you into the language and have broken up into several lessons what might normally be taught in one chapter in a textbook. I've done this because I know the language can be rough to learn if you have no background in it, and especially if you have no incentive to actually study it besides as a hobby I feel it should be as user friendly as possible.
Welcome = Ἀσπάζομαι!
Hello = Χαῖρε! - sg Χαίρετε! - pl
How are you? Τί πράττεις; - sg / Τί πράττετε; - pl
Fine, thanks, and you? = Πάντ' ἀγαθὰ πράττω.
Long time no see = Καιρὸς δέ!
What's your name? = Τὸ ὄνομα σοι τί ἐστιν;
My name is ... = Τὸ ὄνομα μοι…
Where are you from? = Πηλικὸς εἶ; - m / Πηλικὴ εἶ; - f
I'm from ... = Ἐκ … ἔρχομαι.
How old are you? = Ποδαπὸς εἶ; - sg Ποδαποί ἐστε; - pl
I'm ... years old = Ἔτεα ... γεγονώς - m Ἔτεα ... γεγονυῖα - f
Pleased to meet you = Σε γιγνώσκων χαίρω.
Good morning,Good night,Goodbye = Ὑγίαινε! - sg Ὑγιαίνετε! - pl
Good afternoon/evening = Χαῖρε! Χαίρετε!
Good luck = ἴθι εὐτυχής! / Εὐτυχῶς.
Cheers/Good health!, Have a nice day = Χαῖρε πολλά!
Bon appetit = Τὸ δεῖπνον ἐστ’ ἐπεσκευασμένον.
Bon voyage = ἴθι χαίρων!
I understand = Ξυνίημι.
I don't understand = Οὐ ξυνίημι.
Please speak more slowly = Βούλει σχολαίτερον λέγειν;
Please say that again = Aὖθις ἐξ ἀρχῆς λέγε, ἀντιβολῶ.
Please write it down = Μεταγράφε αὐτὸ, ἀντιβολῶ.
Do you speak English? = Ἀγγλιστί λαλεῖς;
Yes, a little = Ναί, ὀλίγον τι.
How do you say ... = Πῶς λέγω…?
Excuse me = Συγγνωθί μοι.
How much is this? = Πόσον τι;
Sorry = Συγγνώμην ἔχε.
Thank you = Ἐπαινῶ (Ἐπαινέω).
Response = Οὐδὲν διαφέρει.
Would you like to dance with me? = Δὸς ὀρχεῖσθαι τοῦτο μετὰ σοί.
I miss you = Ποθεινοτέρως ἔχω σοῦ.
I love you = Σε φιλῶ (φιλάω).
Get well soon = Τοὺς θεοὺς εὔχομαί σοι διδόναι ὑγίειαν.
Leave me alone!= Παῦε!
Help!= Ζεῦ σῶσον!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year= Καλὰ Χριστούγεννα!
Happy Easter = Καλὸν Πάσχα!
Congratulations! = Εὖγε!
Happy Birthday! = Πόλλ’ ἀγαθὰ γένοιτό σοι!
My hovercraft is full of eels = Τὸ ἀεροπλοῖον ἐμὸν ἐγχελείων πλῆρές ἐστιν.
One language is never enough = Μία γλώττα οὐδεπώποτε ἱκανή.