In this episode, David Hoffmann takes a moment to teach us some of the basics of the Greek language with his friend George in Meteora, Greece. Greek is one of the world’s oldest languages, dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C. It is also the world’s oldest recoded living languages, with written inscriptions on clay tablets dating back to between 1450 and 1350 B.C.! Modern-day Greeks obviously don’t speak ancient Greek anymore, and travelers would be surprised to know that Greek words are present throughout our everyday vocabulary such as medical terms and numbers.
In this Greek language introduction, George and David go over some basic words in Greek so that you can familiarize yourself with what it sounds like. Common words and phrases include Hello or “Yassas” and the days of the week. We hope this Greek language introduction gives you a “taste” of the Greek culture, and it is our hope you’ll one day get to explore Meteora, the beautiful heart of Greece.
Have you ever been to Greece? What is your favorite Greek word or phrase?