Contributions

Savvas Paphitis

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Mickimouse: the word used by yiayia for literally EVERY cartoon tv show (whether it’s Disney or no…

Penny

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

sausiga / sausage
queena/queen
Banga/bank
Parkaro/ park the card
Fishadiko/ fish shop
Stampa/s…

Adonis Florides

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Vocabulary used in the clothing industry during the 1970/80s

i mashina = machinist (female)
i m…

Marikou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

koflex - cereal of any kind
ambula - ambulance
koacola - a can/bottle of coke
love this project.

Elia Charalambous

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Shevvies Bush - Shepards Bush
Buso - Bus
Buseries - Bus Driver
Fisha Chip - Fish and Chips
Kett…

Andreas

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Kétlo - kettle
Baso - bus
Chíki/chígi -chicken
Polishmános - policeman
Restoran - restaurant
H…

Tsangari and Stavrou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Tjeli=hair gel
South Africa

Tsangari and Stavrou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Pharma=farm
South Africa

Tsangari and Stavrou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Pitzames = pyjamas
South Africa

Maria Ioannou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Cuppi-cup
Roofi-roof
Floori-floor
Booko-book
Choonga- chewing gum
Bitcha-bitch
Carro-car ( mo…

Maria

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Buseri - the bus drive

Postaji - the postman

Checkin - the cheque

Billin - the bill

Fis…

Kyri

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Damisis - Thames
Shortaki - shorts
Muppa - football

Andros Mavroleftheros

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Ttatta - ta (Thanks)
Koutsia street - Goodge Street

Ττάττα ρα Τταλλού τζαι ση γιου στο Κούτσια …

Helen Evangelou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Bobligao = Public House (pub)
Exapenni = Woolworth (everything for sale was under sixpence, someti…

Andros Mavroleftheros

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Pilozirin/Pilozirka - Below zero
Lekia - Lakes

Εππέσαν Πιλοζίρκα τζαι παγωσασιν τα Λέκια!

Michael Lysandrou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Kitchi...kitchen
Trafusga square
Umbulaa... ambulance
Mickey mouse..any cartoon
Korflaae...any …

Machinin

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Machinin for Machine

Kyri P

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

My mother said this me today which made me smile.

O Daddis sou which translated means "Your Da…

Tagged: Daddis

Andry

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Craftissa - crafty female
Snikissa - sneaky female
Amboularis - paramedic
Chainezos - Chinese pe…

Peter G

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

From Australia, mostly from speaking to grandparents (Greek and Cypriot):
Floori - floor
Garagi- …

Yianna Hajiantonis

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

In the early days we used to have Scotties (another brand name like Kleenex) tissues.
We used to …

Stella

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Chigoui -chicken
Kazi- Gas

Christos Georgiou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Fishley = Finchley (North London)

Postoffi = Post Office

Stamba = Postage Stamp

Busso = T…

Nikki

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

English. Grenglish
Concrete Goun gree

Wood Green. Goun green

Pelayia

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Ελαβέρα - elevator

Μουβάρεις - you are moving

Τρόκι- truck

Αμπουλάνζα - ambulance

Σπι…

Despena Vasiliou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Amboulla - Ambulance, Baso - Bus, Basketes - Basket, Bilya - Bills, Steakie - Steak

Despena Vasiliou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Stop’ed - car brake - use to hear this a lot s a child, in fact mum still uses it, to stop is stop …

Dave Wardle (married to a cypriot)

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Mercendez for Mercedes... all Greeks love their Mercendez.. and if they go off road they need a Pa…

luke

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

kettlo

Panicos

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Παστεππιν (pasteppin) comes from bus stop

Μοππος (ρ. Μοππαρω) comes from the word mop (mopping …

Kyriakos karallis

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Karo/Caro: car/automobile
tsaera: chair
Driavaris: driving

Niko T

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

ARHITHOMANDILO..........Men's underwear.

BROSTOMOUNA............Apron you wear for cooking.

Mony Savva Thomas

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Carro - Grenglish for Car
Blanketa - GRenglish for blanket

Origins South Africa, Australia

Tas

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Stopper - brakes on a car.
Pick-up - record player
Mersendez - Mercedes
Fli-Flo - Flip flops
He…

Yiannis

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

roofi
Φτάνω σε 3 στεησια - (stations)
Να ανάψουμε τη φάνα (switch on the fan)

Tom

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Εξπηριώτητα (experiotita) - experience

A greekification of the word “experience” that I had to w…

Pav Panayioti Mastihi

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Μαππος/ mop
Χουβα/ vaccume cleaner
Μιτρα/ meter (as in gas or Electric meter. Possibly not used n…

Mariannaki99

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

To taspi = the dustbin
To akkontisho = the aircondition
Rimoout kkontro = remote control

Tagged: Dustbin

Pedro Demetriou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Bango

This has always been used by my family when referring to the breakfast table.

E.g. Na …

Valerie Nangle

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Darlymou- my darling

I am not Greek - but spent years working within the Greek community in Nor…

Tagged: Darling

Kyri P

Posted on 31 May 2019

Do Basso - the bus
Karpeto - carpet
Do kitchin - kitchen
To keto - kettle

My mother came o…

Tagged: Mum's, dialect

Christosc5

Posted on 31 May 2019

Controlaris-control!

chaz

Posted on 31 May 2019

My Yiayia always used to call Chicken = Chickoui

Checkin-Translated as a bill at a restaurant or…

Rico

Posted on 31 May 2019

Daw beellee .........the bill
Chakares tous ....did you check
Een bookarismeni......are the boo…

Oyo5895

Posted on 31 May 2019

Polismanos = policeman

Oyo5895

Posted on 31 May 2019

Ambula = ambulance

Chris

Posted on 31 May 2019

Sausenges, billie, motora, hambourka, Shoppi, Chefis, dusperies, penna, Barperi, Corflaye, Komputa

Marianna Michael

Posted on 31 May 2019

“Where did you parkares to car”