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"Γεια σου και ευχαριστώ!"

Translation:Hello and thank you!

September 5, 2016



Since "γεια σου" is used as both a greeting and a farewell, could this not also mean 'Goodbye and thank you"?


Yes, it could also mean that, we just tend to translate goodbye as αντίο, but you are totally correct. Γειά σου means literally "health to you" so it is used for both hello and bye! :)

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    Ohh, that's something new to me. Didn't know γειά σού is also used as bye, thought just as "hello". xD

    Well thanks for sharing that, I appreciate it. :]


    When do you use "Γεια σου" and when "Γεια σας"? (I probably spelled it wrong, but I know it has ς in the end. Λυπάμαι


    You spelled them both correctly- the difference is basically a distinction of formality- "γεια σου" is used when speaking to a family member, friend, or someone you know well who is a similar age as you or younger, while "γεια σας" is used when speaking to someone you don't know well, is older, or in general someone whom you wish to show respect. Keep in mind that the greeting literally means "health to you" and so the "to you" part is the "σου" or "σας" I hope that helps.


    It helps a lot. Ευχαριστώ!


    Παρακαλώ! I realize I should have mentioned that σας is plural as well, so you would also use γεια σας when greeting a group of people- literally "health to you (all)"


    Got it! Thanks :D


    I prefer to use χαίρε. Then again.... I am quite old fashioned XD


    Ευχαριστώ is pronounced a little fast. Is it just me?


    Not writing an exclamation mark at the end of the sentence should not be taken as a mistake, I believe.


    As Γεια is "Hi/hello", and σου is "you", why can't we get away with "Hello you" as a translation of the whole thing?


    Ευχαριστώ to me looks like a verb in 1. person singularis. Does it mean " I thank(you)?


    Yes, it means I thank you. Ευχαριστούμε is "we thank you" for example. :)


    Hmmm, don't like getting wrong for saying goodbye.... Hurts my pride... Hmmm

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