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efhernandez_

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These will get you by for sure

 

nadellii

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These are great!! As a non native speaker they will be very helpful
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Lol... He's right about the word malakas...
 
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efhernandez_

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Great video!!

Here are some of the popular phrases to learn when visiting Greece (for those that are not Greek and/or do not speak Greek):
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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Two that neither of these mention is

Δεν καταλαβαίνω Ελληνικά - Thehn kah-tah-lah-VEH-noh eh-lee-nee-KAH - I do not understand Greek

Μιλάς Αγγλικά; - me-LAHS ahng-lee-KAH; - Do you speak English?
 
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francescool

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Two that neither of these mention is

Δεν καταλαβαίνω Ελληνικά - Thehn kah-tah-lah-VEH-noh eh-lee-nee-KAH - I do not understand Greek

Μιλάς Αγγλικά; - me-LAHS ahng-lee-KAH; - Do you speak English?
Those are good ones, thanks for posting
 

k_tsoukalas

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Excellent video! You do need to know at least a little Greek while in Greece. Well you don't technically "need to" - you can get by because people do speak English. But, they LOVE it when we speak at least a little bit.
 
I learned a fair amount of Greek when I was a kid and my grandparents were still around, but over the years, I have forgotten it. The first time I went to Greece it took me a few days to remember my Greek. Once I was able to start speaking, I got so much more out of my time there. It's sooo worth it to do some language prep work before arriving. If I had done that, I wouldn't have wasted my first few days in the country getting my bearings with the language.
 
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dubai_suzie

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I learned a fair amount of Greek when I was a kid and my grandparents were still around, but over the years, I have forgotten it. The first time I went to Greece it took me a few days to remember my Greek. Once I was able to start speaking, I got so much more out of my time there. It's sooo worth it to do some language prep work before arriving. If I had done that, I wouldn't have wasted my first few days in the country getting my bearings with the language.
I always am a bit shaky in the beginning, and then after a few days I start to get more used to it, and my fear develops as well, although my Greek is pretty bad overall
 
I always am a bit shaky in the beginning, and then after a few days I start to get more used to it, and my fear develops as well, although my Greek is pretty bad overall
It's a really difficult thing, trusting our brain and our mouths when navigating a second language!
 
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I wish I knew more Greek! Thanks for sharing
 

Travel requirements for Greece and Cyprus updated!

To enter Cyprus and Greece, you are required to have a negative PCR test. Both countries are also requiring that you fill out specific forms when you enter. You should also bring a proof of vaccination that is preferably translated into English or Greek. Some people usually carry these on their phones, but I also think it's best to have a copy printed on paper just in case your phone dies, also some border officers are a little more old-school and might prefer a paper copy.


More information here: https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/12/20/travelling-to-greece-or-cyprus-all-you-need-to-know/

Make sure to book your covid tests early for traveling to Greece!

As rules are changing for every country (including Greece) I suggest that everyone book their COVID tests early because everyone is scrambling last minute to book theirs, especially during the holidays. Greece now requires a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival to Greece. This new rule has recently come into effect for many countries as well, as before only unvaccinated people needed to take a covid test. I hope everyone to stay safe and wish everyone happy holidays!

Greece has now decreased quarantine to 5 days

Just like the United States, Greece has decreased quarantine from 10 days to 5 as a result of increased knowledge about the virus. The quarantine is 5 days as long as you are asymptomatic. If you have symptoms, you should quarantine until you feel better and then wait 5 days. This means that people will spend a lot less time tied up in quarantine and it also means that they are not contagious for a long period of time as we previously thought!

Mango is the best app for learning Greek!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Greek to communicate with family members or to use on your next holiday in Greece, Mango is the app you need to download! I started using it a few months back, and I really feel like it has helped me learn Greek so quickly. The app has so many great features and allows you to record your own voice so you can hear how well you are pronouncing the words so that you can work on your accent. I highly recommend it!
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