Our Everyday Greek: This September we Speak in Greek about School

September 24, 2017
Dimitra Pontoporou


It’s the beginning of the school year and we speak in Greek about our school. Here is basic vocabulary and common phrases we use when we want to give some information about our school and our Greek classes.

Try to match the phrases in English below with their translation in Greek.


  1. Είμαι φοιτητής στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κολούμπια. 1. I am a Middle School student.
  2. Είμαι φοιτήτρια στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Νέας Υόρκης. 2. I am a High School student.
  3. Είμαι μαθήτρια στο Λύκειο. 3. I am a student at New York University.
  4. Είμαι μαθητής στο Γυμνάσιο. 4. I am a student at Columbia University.


  1. Εγώ πηγαίνω σε Σαββατιανό σχολείο. 1. I learn Greek at an afternoon school.
  2. Μαθαίνω Ελληνικά στο σχολείο μου. 2. I learn Greek from the newspaper.
  3. Μαθαίνω Ελληνικά από την εφημερίδα. 3. Ι learn Greek at my school.
  4. Μαθαίνω Ελληνικά σε απογευματινό σχολείο. 5. I learn Greek at home.
  5. Μαθαίνω Ελληνικά στο σπίτι. 4. I learn Greek at a Saturday school.


  1. Η Μαρία πηγαίνει στο Γυμνάσιο. 1. Our kids go to Elementary School.
  2. Η κόρη μου πηγαίνει στο Πανεπιστήμιο. 2. My son goes to College.
  3. Ο γιος μου πηγαίνει στο Κολλέγιο. 3. My daughter goes to University.
  4. Τα παιδιά μας πηγαίνουν στο Δημοτικό. 4. Maria goes to Middle School.


  1. Μαθαίνεις Ελληνικά; 1. I learn History and Religion.
  2. Μαθαίνω γλώσσα και γραμματική. 2. I have a binder and a pen.
  3. Μαθαίνω ιστορία και θρησκευτικά. 3. I learn Greek language and grammar.
  4. Έχω βιβλίο και τετράδιο. 4. Do you learn Greek?
  5. Έχω ντοσιέ και στυλό. 5. I have a book and a note book.


Greek word    Pronunciation          Meaning

Η κόρη EE KOri daughter

Ο γιος O yiOS           son

Μου    MOO my

Μας     MAS   our

Τα παιδιά       TA pediA        kids, children

Εγώ πηγαίνω            eYO piYEno  I go

Εσύ πηγαίνεις           eSEE piYEnis          you go

Εσύ πηγαίνεις;          eSEE piGEnis          do you go?

Αυτός/αυτή πηγαίνει                        afTOS /afTEE piYEni          he /she goes

Εμείς πηγαίνουμε     eMEES piYEnoome                        we go

Εσείς πηγαίνετε        eSEES piYEnete     you go

Εσείς πηγαίνετε;       eSEES piYEnete     do you go?

Τα παιδιά πηγαίνουν TA pediA piYEnoon           the kids go

Εγώ μαθαίνω            eYO maTHEno         I learn

Εσύ μαθαίνεις;          eSEE maTHEnis?   do you learn?

Ελληνικά        elliniKA          Greek

Το σχολείο     TO shoLEEo school

Το πρωινό     TO proiNO     morning

Το απογευματινό      TO apoyeumatiNO   afternoon, evening

Το σαββατιανό          TO savatiaNO           Saturday school

Το Νηπιαγωγείο       TO nipiagoGEEO     Pre-school

Το Δημοτικό  TO dimotiKO Elementary School

Το Γυμνάσιο  TO yiMNAsio             Middle School

Το Λύκειο       TO LEEkio     High School

Το Πανεπιστήμιο      TO panepiSTEEmio            University

Το Κολλέγιο   TO koLEyio   College

Στο      STO    to, at

Το σπίτι          TO SPEEti     home, house

Ο μαθητής     O mathiTEES primary or secondary school student (male)

Η μαθήτρια    EE maTHEEtria        primary or secondary school student (female)

Ο φοιτητής     O fitiTEES College or University student (male)

Η φοιτήτρια    EE fiTEEtria  College or University student (female)

Η εφημερίδα  EE efimeREEda newspaper

Από την εφημερίδα  aPO TEEN efimeREEda from the newspaper

Η Γλώσσα     EE GLOsa     language

Η Γραμματική            EE yramatiKEE        grammar

Η Ιστορία       EE istoREEa history

Τα Θρησκευτικά        TA thriskeftiKA         religion

Έχω    Eho     I have

Το βιβλίο        TO viVLEEo  book

Το τετράδιο    TO teTRAdio note book

Το ντοσιέ        TO ntosiE binder

Ο στυλός        O stiLOS pen


i (idiom), ee (needle), e (energy), o (organism), oo (boot), y (yes), h (helium), th (theory), d (the). The capitalized syllables are accented.


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