Most Common Greek Words | 100 Greek Words

The first 100 Greek words every beginner should know. These include Greek articles and linking words. Nouns will include the definite article in brackets. Take notes, create flashcards, and try memorizing them in groups of ten.

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Most Common Greek Words | Greek Vocabulary for Beginners:

  1. Ναι= Yes
  2. Όχι= No
  3. Εντάξει= All good/ Ok/ Fine
  4. Α!= Oh! (Surprise)
  5. Αχ!= Oh! (Physical or Emotional Pain/ Pleasure)
  6. Ωχ!= Oh, no!
  7. Αχού!= Oh, no!/ Oh, c’ mon!
  8. Ωιμέ= Oh, no! (dramatic)
  9. Ε= Hey/ Stop/ C’mon/ Oh/ Hm
  10. Να= To
  11. Θα= Will/ Would
  12. Με= With
  13. Σε= To/ At/ For/ On/ Into/ In/ Over
  14. Και/ Κι= And
  15. Προς= Towards/ At
  16. Ευχαριστώ= Thanks
  17. Παρακαλώ= Please/ You’ re welcome
  18. Μη(ν)= Don’t! (imperative)
  19. Δεν= Don’t (indicative)
  20. Έλα= Come/ Come On/ No Way
  21. Ο/ Η/ Το/ Oι/ Τα= The (gendered)
  22. Ένας/ Μία/ Ένα= A (gendered)
  23. Μου= My/ Me
  24. Σου= Your/ You
  25. Του= His/ Him
  26. Δικό + Μου/ Σου/ Tου…= Mine/ Yours/ His…
  27. Στου/ Στης/ Στις…= At
  28. Γεια= Hi/ Hello
  29. Γεια μας= Cheers
  30. Καλημέρα= Good Morning
  31. Καληνύχτα= Good Night
  32. Καλή Όρεξη= Bon Appetite
  33. Χρόνια πολλά= Many Years (a wish that applies to almost every celebration)
  34. Τι= What
  35. Πως= That/ How
  36. Πώς;= How?
  37. Πότε= When
  38. Ποτέ= Never
  39. Μάλλον= Perhaps/ Maybe
  40. Ποιος/ Ποια/ Ποιο= Who (gendered)
  41. Γιατί= Why/ Because
  42. Που= Where/ Which/ Τhat
  43. Πού;= Where?
  44. Εδώ= Here
  45. Εκεί= There/ Over There
  46. Πάνω= Up/ Over
  47. Κάτω= Under/ Down
  48. Αριστερά= Left
  49. Δεξιά= Right
  50. Υπέρ= (All) For/ Approving/ Hyper
  51. Κατά= Against
  52. Μπροστά= In front (of)
  53. Εμπρός= Let’s Go/ Keep Going/ Straight Ahead
  54. Πίσω= Behind
  55. Πάμε= (we all) Go/ Let’s Go
  56. Κάτσε= Sit/ Sit down
  57. Πρέπει= Must
  58. Απαγορεύεται= It is forbidden
  59. Επιτρέπεται= It is allowed
  60. Μπράβο= Bravo/ Congrats
  61. Ζήτω!= Hurray!
  62. Επιτέλους= Finally
  63. Άλλος= Other (also used when the toilet is occupied)
  64. Εγώ= I
  65. Εσύ= You
  66. Αυτός/ Αυτή/ Αυτό= He/ She/ It
  67. Εμείς= We
  68. Εσείς= You (plural, formal)
  69. Αυτοί/ Αυτές/ Αυτά= They (gendered)
  70. Είμαι= (I) Am
  71. Είναι= (it) Is/ To Be
  72. Ξέρω= To Know
  73. Μπορώ= Can
  74. Μπορεί= Perhaps/ Maybe/ (He/ She/ It) Can
  75. Ίσως= Perhaps/ Maybe
  76. Έχω= To Have
  77. Κάνω= To do
  78. Θέλω= To Want
  79. Παίρνω= To Take/ To Hire/ To Call (on the phone)
  80. Όλος / Όλη/ Όλο= All/ Whole
  81. Πόσο= How Much
  82. Πόσα= How Many
  83. Ποσό= Amount of Money
  84. (η) Ελλάδα= Greece
  85. (ο) Έλληνας/ (η) Ελληνίδα= (the) Greek man/ woman
  86. (τα) Ελληνικά= (the) Greek language
  87. (o) Άνθρωπος= (the) Human/ Person
  88.  (ο) Άνδρας= (the) Man
  89. (η) Γυναίκα= (the) Woman
  90. (το) Παιδί= (the) Child/ Young Person/ Service Person
  91. (τα) Παιδιά= (the) Children/ Guys/ Friends
  92. (η) Παρέα= (the) Group of Friends/ Friendly Atmosphere
  93. (o) Φίλος= (the) Friend
  94. Καλά= Ok/ Fine/ Good
  95. (το) Κακό= (the) Bad/ Evil
  96. Αγαπητέ/ Αγαπητή= Dear
  97. Άνοιξε= Open/ Turn On
  98. Κλείσε= Close/ Turn Off
  99. (η) Τουαλέτα= (the) WC/ Toilet
  100. (το) Μπάνιο= (the) Bathroom

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