Bill Mounce

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Optional: Fun things to say

Fun little words and sayings to memorize and use in everyday life.

(I'll be adding in the audio for this page when I can carve out the time.)

The formal way to say “hello” is χαίρειν.

If you are saying “hi” to one friend, you say, χαῖρε.

If you are saying “hi” to more than one friend, say χαίρετε.

If you are saying goodbye to one person, you say, ἔρρωσο.

If you are saying goodbye to more than one person, say, ἔρρωσθε.

To address a man as “Sir” or “Mr,” say, κύριε.

To say “Miss” or “Mrs.,” say, κυρία.

πῶς ἔχεις is, “How are you?”

εὖ ἔχω or καλῶς ἔχω is, “I am well.”

κακῶς ἔχω is, “I am not well.”

ναί is “Yes.”

οὐ is “No.”

ουχἰ is “No!” (emphatic)

ὀρθῶς is “right.”

κακῶς is “wrong.”

ἵσως or τάχω is “maybe.”

The Modern Greek word for “thanks” is ευχαριστώ. This is basically the same as in Koine. Jesus would have said, εὐχαριστῶ σοι, when he wanted to say “thank you.”

Tell someone that Jesus loves them. If you are speaking to one person you would say, ὁ Ἰησοῦς σε ἀγαπᾷ.

How would you tell a group of people that Jesus loves them? ὁ Ἰησοῦς ὑμᾶς ἀγαπᾷ.

Here's how to count 1 through 10.

  1. εἷς
  2. δύο
  3. τρεῖς
  4. τέσσαρες
  5. πέντε
  6. ἕξ
  7. ἑπτά
  8. ὀκτώ
  9. ἐννέα
  10. δέκα