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Here are some helpful phrases about transportation that you just might end up saying in Greece one day. Everything is in an
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To a Bus Driver:


"You're quite a driver."
"Εισαι οδηγαρασ."
"EE-ssay oh-dhee-GHAH-rahs."

"I thought those widows were history!"
"Νομιζα οτι δεν υπαρχουν πια χηρεσ!"
"NOH-mee-zah OH-tee dhayn ee-PAH-rhuen p-ee-AH HEE-ray-ss!"

"Say, those look like Bronze Age potholes!"
"Για δεσ, αυτεσ οι λακουβεσ μοιαζουν σαν να ειναι απο την εποχη τον χαλκου!"
"Gh-ee-AH- dhays as-FTAYS ee lah-kUE-vays m-ee-AH-zuen sahn nah EE-nay ah-POH!"

"Is this road wide enough for a bus?"
"Ειναι αυτοσ ο δρομοs αρκεταφαρδυσ για το λεωφορειο?"
"EE-nay ah-FTOHS oh DROH-mohs ah-rkay-TAH- fah-RDHEES gh-ee-AH toh lay-oh-foh-REE-oh?"

"Will your plastic saints protect us?"
"Νομιζεισ οτι οι πλαστικοι σου αγιοι θα μασ προστατεψουν?"
"NOH-mee-zees OH-tee ee plah-stee-KEE sue AH-ghee-ee thah mahs proh-stah-TAY-psuen?"

"Let me off. I'm going to hire myself a mule."
"Σταματα να κατεβω. Θα προσλαβω ενα μουλαρι."
"Stah-MAH-tah nah kah-TAY-voh. Thah proh-SLAH-voh AY-nha mue-LAH-ree."


To a taxi driver:

"Yes, you're right."
"Ναι! Εχεισ δικιο."
"Nay! AH-hees DHEE-k-ee-oh."

"I am a god."
"Ειμαι θεοσ."
"EE-may th-EOS."

"I do not wish to ride with other passengers."
"Δεν θα επιθυμουσα να συνταξιδευσω με αλλουσ επιβατεσ."
"Dhayn thah ay-pee-thee-MUE-ssah nah seen-dah-xee-DHAY-fssoh may AH-lues ay-pee-VAH-tays."

"Nor do I wish to visit your cousin's jewlery shop."
"Ουτε επιθυμω να επισκεφθω το κοσμηματοπωλειο του εξαδελφου σον."
"UE-tay ay-pee-thee-MOH nah ay-pee-skay-FTHOH toh koh-smee-mah-toh-poh-LEE-oh-tue ay-zah-DAY-lfue sue."

"Slow down or I'll turn you into a sow/lizard/chicken kabob!"
"Πηγαινε πιο σιγα ειδ αλλωσ θα σε μεταμορφωσω σε γονρουνα / σαυρα / σουβλισμενο κοτοπουλο!"
"PEE-ghay-nay p-ee-OH see-GHAH ee-DHAH-lohs thah say may-tah-moh-RFOH-soh ghue-RUE-nah/SAH-vrah/sue-vlee-SMAY-noh koh-TOH-pue-loh!"

"Make me an offering of your worry beads."
"Αφιερωσε μου το κομπολοι σου."
"Ah-fee-ay-roh-SAY mue toh koh-mboh-LOH-ee sue."

"I might tip you/let you live."
"Τοτε ισωσ να σου δωσω φιλοδωρημα/να σε αφησω να ζησησ."
"TOH-tay EE-sohs nah sue DOH-ssoh fee-loh-DOH-ree-mah/nah say ah-FEE-ssoh nah ZEE-sees."


To an agent at the Motorbike dealers:

"Is this motorbike equiped with a Virgin Mary?"
"Εχει το μοτοποδηλατο εικονισμα τησ Παναγιασ?"
"Ay-hee to moh-toh-poh-DHEE-lah-toh ee-KOH-nee-smah tees pah-nah-gh-EE-ahs?"

"How about a helmet, then?"
"Τι θι λεγεσ για κανενα κρανοσ, τοτε?"
"Tee THAH-lay-ghays g-ee-A kah-NAY-nah KRAH-nohs, TOH-tay?"

"Will you build me a roadside shrine if I am killed?"
"Θα μου φτιαξετε κανενα κονοστασι εαν σκοτωθω?"
"Tha mue f-ee-AH-xay-tay kah-NAY-nah koh-noh-STAH-ssee ay-AHN skoh-toh-THOH?"

"Does that include geraniums?"
"Θα εχει και γερανια?"
"Thah AY-hee kay ghay-RAH-n-ee-ah?"


To anybody:

"Your car is uglier than your wife!"
"Η σακαρακα σου ειναι πιο ασκημη και απο την γυναικα σου!"
"Ee sah-kah-RAH-kah sue EE-nay e-ee-OH AH-skee-mee kee ah-POH-teen ghee-NAY-kah sue!"


For more useful phrases, purchase Wicked Greek For The Traveler.

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