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English term or phrase:Hello
Greek translation:Γεια σου/Γεια σας/Χαίρετε
Entered by: xxxIno66
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23:53 May 19, 2003
English to Greek translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hello
what you say when you meet someone
Hugo
Γεια σου/Γεια σας
Explanation:
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Note added at 2003-05-19 23:56:44 (GMT)
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This is the generic HELLO.

Γεια σου: when addressing one person (familiar modality)

Γεια σας: when addressing more than one people or one person you need to express reverence towards (plural of politeness)



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Note added at 2003-05-20 00:02:06 (GMT)
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Depending on the time of day, you can use more specific ways of saying HELLO, i.e.:

Καλημέρα/ΚΑΛΗΜΕΡΑ (kali\'mera): Good morning!

Καλησπέρα/ΚΑΛΗΣΠΕΡΑ (kali\'spera): Good afternoon!/Good evening!

The greeting \"χαίρετε\"/ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ (\'cherete: literally, \"be joyful\"), also in the plural of politeness, was very common when I was growing up (which is a longer time ago than I would care to think ;) but is falling into disuse as forms of greeting/address currently reflect a more laid-back attitude.

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Note added at 2003-05-20 00:10:13 (GMT)
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Hugo, normally I would have squashed this question since it has been asked before and askers need to consult the site glossaries before posting. However, going through previous postings myself, I saw at least one with a glaringly misspelt word, so I felt compelled to rectify that. I have also tried to give a comprehensive review of the various ways to say \"Hello\" in my language.
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xxxIno66
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I would like to thank you for the good explanation and the effort you put on trying to make it as clear as possible
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Γεια σου/Γεια σας


Explanation:
*

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Note added at 2003-05-19 23:56:44 (GMT)
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This is the generic HELLO.

Γεια σου: when addressing one person (familiar modality)

Γεια σας: when addressing more than one people or one person you need to express reverence towards (plural of politeness)



--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 2003-05-20 00:02:06 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Depending on the time of day, you can use more specific ways of saying HELLO, i.e.:

Καλημέρα/ΚΑΛΗΜΕΡΑ (kali\'mera): Good morning!

Καλησπέρα/ΚΑΛΗΣΠΕΡΑ (kali\'spera): Good afternoon!/Good evening!

The greeting \"χαίρετε\"/ΧΑΙΡΕΤΕ (\'cherete: literally, \"be joyful\"), also in the plural of politeness, was very common when I was growing up (which is a longer time ago than I would care to think ;) but is falling into disuse as forms of greeting/address currently reflect a more laid-back attitude.

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Note added at 2003-05-20 00:10:13 (GMT)
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Hugo, normally I would have squashed this question since it has been asked before and askers need to consult the site glossaries before posting. However, going through previous postings myself, I saw at least one with a glaringly misspelt word, so I felt compelled to rectify that. I have also tried to give a comprehensive review of the various ways to say \"Hello\" in my language.

xxxIno66
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
PRO pts in pair: 141
Grading comment
I would like to thank you for the good explanation and the effort you put on trying to make it as clear as possible

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  Elpida Karapidaki
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agree  Valentini Mellas: Ino, se ekanan moderator sto ProZ (asxeti me to zitima tou pos "skotoneis" mia erotisi)... kali ermineia pantos! :)
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  -> I am not sure what you mean or how you mean it... Anyway, any member who earns over 500 KudoZ points gets more control over certain site options. Although I acknowledge the honour inherent in being a moderator, I would not touch it with a ten-foot pole.

agree  Nadia-Anastasia Fahmi
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agree  angelsid
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agree  Natassa Iosifidou
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agree  Evdoxia R.
11 hrs
  -> Σας ευχαριστώ!

agree  Joanne Panteleon: Geia xara ntan.. Ino :-)))
13 hrs
  -> Γεια σου, Ιωάννα! Σ΄ευχαριστώ!

agree  Joanna5
14 hrs
  -> Ευχαριστώ.

agree  xxxx-Translator
15 hrs
  -> Ευχαριστώ

agree  Georgios Paraskevopoulos
16 hrs
  -> Ευχαριστώ, Γιώργο.

agree  Estella
1 day8 hrs
  -> Thanks!
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