Comparative

Greek Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Greek. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Greek Classes.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Greek, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Greek

Comparative Greek Audio
As... asτόσο ... όσο
tóso ... óso
Tallerψηλότερος
psi̱lóteros
Shorterκοντύτερος
kontýteros
Youngerνεότερος
neóteros
Olderμεγαλύτερος
megalýteros
As tall as τόσο ψηλός όσο
tóso psi̱lós óso
Taller thanψηλότερος από
psi̱lóteros apó
Shorter thanκοντύτερος από
kontýteros apó
More beautifulπιο όμορφος
pio ómorfos
Less beautifulλιγότερο όμορφος
ligótero ómorfos
Most beautifulο πιο όμορφος
o pio ómorfos
Happyευτυχισμένος
ef̱tychisménos
Happierπιο ευτυχισμένος
pio ef̱tychisménos
Happiestο πιο ευτυχισμένος
o pio ef̱tychisménos
You are happyΕσύ είσαι ευτυχισμένος
Esý eísai ef̱tychisménos
You are as happy as MayaΕσύ είσαι τόσο ευτυχισμένος όσο η Μάγια
Esý eísai tóso ef̱tychisménos óso i̱ Mágia
You are happier than MayaΕσύ είσαι πιο ευτυχισμένος από τη Μάγια
Esý eísai pio ef̱tychisménos apó ti̱ Mágia
You are the happiestΕσύ είσαι ο πιο ευτυχισμένος / η πιο ευτυχισμένη
Esý eísai o pio ef̱tychisménos / i̱ pio ef̱tychisméni̱
Goodκαλός
kalós
Betterκαλύτερος
kalýteros
Bestο καλύτερος
o kalýteros
Badκακός / άσχημος
kakós / áschi̱mos
Worseχειρότερος / ασχημότερος
cheiróteros / aschi̱móteros
Worstχείριστος / ασχημότατος
cheíristos / aschi̱mótatos

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Greek

Shopping Greek Audio
Can you take less?Μπορεί να γίνει έκπτωση;
Boreí na gínei ékpto̱si̱?
Do you accept credit cards?Δέχεστε πιστωτικές κάρτες;
Décheste pisto̱tikés kártes?
How much is this?Πόσο κάνει αυτό;
Póso kánei af̱tó?
I'm just lookingΑπλώς κοιτάζω
Apló̱s koitázo̱
Only cash please!Μόνο μετρητά παρακαλώ!
Móno metri̱tá parakaló̱!
This is too expensiveΕίναι πολύ ακριβό
Eínai polý akrivó
Cafeκαφετέρια
kafetéria
Cashμετρητά
metri̱tá
Cheapφτηνός
fti̱nós
Checkεπιταγή
epitagí̱
Cinemaκινηματογράφος
kini̱matográfos
Credit cardπιστωτική κάρτα
pisto̱tikí̱ kárta
Expensiveακριβός
akrivós
Gas stationβενζινάδικο
venzinádiko
Museumμουσείο
mouseío
Parkingπάρκιγκ
párkink
Pharmacyφαρμακείο
farmakeío
Supermarketσουπερμάρκετ
soupermárket

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Greek

Restaurant Greek Audio
I'm vegetarianΕίμαι χορτοφάγος
Eímai chortofágos
It is very delicious!Είναι πολύ νόστιμο!
Eínai polý nóstimo!
May we have the check please!Μπορούμε να έχουμε τον λογαριασμό παρακαλώ;
Boroúme na échoume ton logariasmó parakaló̱?
The bill please!Τον λογαριασμό παρακαλώ!
Ton logariasmó parakaló̱!
Waiter / waitress!σερβιτόρος / σερβιτόρα!
servitóros / servitóra!
What do you recommend? (to eat)Τι προτείνετε; (για φαγητό)
Ti proteínete? (gia fagi̱tó)
What's the name of this dish?Πώς ονομάζεται αυτό το πιάτο;
Pó̱s onomázetai af̱tó to piáto?
Where is there a good restaurant?Πού υπάρχει ένα καλό εστιατόριο;
Poú ypárchei éna kaló estiatório?
A cup ofένα φλυτζάνι
éna flytzáni
A glass ofένα ποτήρι
éna potí̱ri
Black pepperμαύρο πιπέρι
máv̱ro pipéri
Breadψωμί
pso̱mí
Dessertεπιδόρπιο
epidórpio
Foodφαγητό
fagi̱tó
Forkπιρούνι
piroúni
Knifeμαχαίρι
machaíri
Menuκατάλογος
katálogos
Napkinχαρτοπετσέτα
chartopetséta
Plateπιάτο
piáto
Saladσαλάτα
saláta
Saltαλάτι
aláti
Saltyαλμυρός
almyrós
Soupσούπα
soúpa
Spicyπικάντικο
pikántiko
Spoonκουτάλι
koutáli
Sweetγλυκός
glykós
Tableτραπέζι
trapézi
Tip (money for the waiter)φιλοδώρημα
filodó̱ri̱ma
Waterνερό
neró

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