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06:41 Feb 22, 2000
English to Greek translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: sugar
how do you say sugar in greek

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naζάχαρηEvdoxia R.
nasugar = ζάχαρη, γλυκιά μουMeropi Antoniadou-McCoy
Alex Seidanis
naζάχaρηPanayota Georgakopoulou



23 mins

'zaxari' in greeklish, in case you cannot read my Greek fonts, as in 'any sugar for your coffee?', but 'sugar' meaning 'honey' or 'sweet' would be 'γλυκιά µου'.

Panayota Georgakopoulou
Local time: 04:42
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45 mins

I must agree to the previous answer but I have to add a small detail: "sugar" could be translated as "γλυκιά μου" (honeybunch) only if addressed to a woman. If not, you should say "γλυκέ μου" which is the masculine form of the word. In any case, it's "ζάχαρη" if it refers to common sugar.
Hope this helps


Alex Seidanis
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56 mins
sugar = ζάχαρη, γλυκιά μου

As a word, it IS slightly out of context. Agree with previous two translations but want to add: it is best that you do NOT address a man as sugar (even if you use γλυκέ μου). Secondly, you also find the word in the expressions όλα μέλι-ζάχαρη (all fine and dandy) and if we take it the opposite direction a "sugar-daddy" would be translated with great difficulty.

Meropi Antoniadou-McCoy
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316 days

1. A white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative

2. Αn essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain

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Evdoxia R.
Local time: 06:42
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
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