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More than 6,000 Greek words are used in English, dozens in daily use

Are you an English speaker? Native or not it makes no difference. You always thought the Greek language is just Greek to you? Surprise! You already speak Greek. It’s just that you don’t know it! More than 6,000 Greek words are used in English, majority of them used each and every day.

Some of the Greek words used in English are here.

 

Let’s try to formulate a sentence in Greek. Hm… difficult. Majority of words used in English are nouns. I see no verb around in this list… It’s all apples & oranges, after all!

 

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3 comments

  1. costa sakellariou

    but the real question is how many ‘american’ words are used in greek today..? it seems few people under 30 are speaking complete sentences in greek anymore…

  2. keeptalkinggreece

    two: cocacola, hamburger

  3. Who cares??? Old dying language…

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