Yes, Elpida is right it is also and the above greek phrase to say the "Nice to meet you. In Greece we have a proverb refering to people from the Island of Chios of the Aegean sea. Islanders from Chios go always together with someone else, in order to correct each other and by this way eliminate the possibilities to make mistakes.
Here is the proverb in greek : " Ε chiotes pane dyo -dyo"
Καλώς σας βρήκα! That's greek... I didn't say nice to meet you since Elpida and Apostolis have already said that... In Greece, when we go to meet some people, they say kalos irthes. That means... let's say, good thing you came... So, then we respond kalos sas brika and that means good thing I found you.
Hi I am Harini. I saw this and decided to join. It is fun to lern other langauages and make new friedns!! I am south Indian, coming from Bangalore we speak Kannada there . In india lots of languages regional ofcourse.Nice to mee to you all In Kannade we say Namaskara ...means Hello
1st lesson. the accent is very important in Greek. It tells you which vowel to stress, and in some words descibes the meaning.
When you translate a word like kalos with stress mark on a or kalos with stress on o. In Greek we know because of the spelling, but when spoken you must know the meaning. The first one literally means the bunion on your toe that hurts but they refer it to the thing you have stuck on your head referring to saying to someone, you have a kalos on your head, as though the person has something stuck on his head and it cannot function right. lol The second one means a good boy/man. (masculine) also καλλος means beauty but with two l's kallos
kalimera ΚΑΛΗΜΕΡΑ καλημερα accent is on e
kalispera ΚΑΛΗΣΠΕΡΑ καλησπερα accent is on e
kalinikhta kh is guttural and the second i takes the accent
LEARN THE ALPHABET IF YOU WANT TO READ/WRITE GREEK February 20, 2009 7:02 PM
IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW GREEK, ITS A TOUGH LANGUAGE AND THE GRAMMAR IS COMPLEX BECAUSE ITS A VERY RICH LANGUAGE. ITS HELPS IF YOU HAVE A GOOD EAR FOR MUSIC/LANGUAGE AND PATIENCE : 0 I CAN SPEAK IN ANY LANGUAGE AND SING IN LANGUAGES THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT BUT I LOVE THE CHALLENGE. I GUESS ITS BECAUSE IT MUST BE IN MY FAMILY'S BACKGROUND. MY GRANDFATHER SPOKE 7 LANGUAGES. YASOU IN GREEK HELLO ENGLISH HOLA MEANS HELLO IN SPANISH, BUT IN GREEK OLA KALA LOL CIAO ITALIAN/ AND PORTUGEZE BONJOUR FRENCH MARHABA ARABIC SHALOM HEBREW ANYO HASSEO KOREAN COMICHIWA- JAPANESE NI HOW MA CHINESE
It's really nice to join this group. As other Spanish native speakers have said, the expression "mucho gusto" skips the problem of the gender. Sometimes we just say "Encantado" man "Encantada" woman "Es un placer" both ¡Encantada de conocerlos! ¡Pura Vida from Costa Rica! -this is an expression we, Costarricans, use when we are very excited and it can be used in any situation. We even use it as How are you doing? Hello! I'm ok! among friends, relatives and acquaintances.
BE CAREFUL MY GREEKS WITH THE LATIN CHARACTERS. YOU CAN'T TRANSLATE IT FROM THE GREEK ALPHABET EXACTLY. BRIKA WILL BE PRONOUNCED WITH A B, BUT ITS THE SOUND OF A V SO WRITE V FOR FOREIGNERS. THEY DON'T KNOW THAT OUR B IN MODERN GREEK IS A V SOUND. ONLY ANCIENT GREEK ITS A B SOUND.