Contributions

Simon savva

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Bank, banga
Grill , grilla
Market, marketa
Slugs, slags (my personal favourite!)
Hysterecto…

Adonis Florides

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

A few words from the vocabulary used by Cypriots soldiers in the British army during WW2 as I remem…

Savvas Paphitis

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Gatto: a domesticated cat.

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