Contributions

Polis Loizou-Denyer

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

From my great-aunt:

"Ta mbilozirka" - below-zero temperatures

"O hasbis mou" - my husband

Harry

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Greek Cypriots in New Zealand are very very few. There are more Greeks in Wellington but all those…

Tagged: UK, New Zealand

Harry

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Kavnas

Another interesting word coined by the Cypriots which my father was perplexed back in th…

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 6

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 5

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 4

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 3

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 2

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 1

I somehow ended up at a Greek Cypriot shop food called Despina’s in S…

Lazaro S.

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Many words have been transformed and either used from English to Greek Cypriot or Greek Cypriot to …

Nadia S. (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Goodnight

Neighbour of some cousins in Cyprus, who’d lived many years in London. They used to ca…

Tagged: London, Cyprus

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

We loved it when with mum we would get the bussoh (bus) to sanbangra (St. Pancras) board the drenno…

Tagged: London

Place names (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

- Fishbouree puk (from Pantelis S.)

- Palmers Greek (from Marina L.)

- Wooogree (from Christi…

Tagged: London, places

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Some people would say about my father that he was a “Gend le man” (gentleman)

Tagged: London

Angela N.

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I'm so glad you're doing this. It's something I wanted to do, but didn't where to start or have tim…

Tagged: London

Brian

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I'm of English mother tongue and my knowledge of Greek or Cypriot is very, very basic (maybe a coup…

Harry

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

A usual one is,

'Tha piaso ti pasketta, na pao sti marketta na goraso soseitzia…'

My father t…

Tagged: London

Michael

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I am writing from Brisbane Australia. I enjoyed reading your site!. A word I heard in England many …

Tagged: England

Kyp

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Metalaveing = to get communion ( kinonia)

Kyp

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Nisteveing = I am fasting

Kyp

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Gouglaro = to Google

Gouglareto = go google it

Anna G

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Beboui = Baby
Cabbigees = cabbage in rag-trade

Anna & George Georgiou

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Grenglish English
Dusbieries Dustmen
Flano Wash cloths/flannels
Basketa Basket
Polishmano…

Michael Hajilyra

Posted on 24 Jun 2019

Binokolous = Binoculars

Kipreo-boullos

Posted on 24 Jun 2019

1. O Cash-illis - A person who is rich in money and assets.
Example: Epia esso tou Jimmy na t…

Kat

Posted on 24 Jun 2019

Kalamation - straw
Slipped - slippers
Fliflo - Flip flops
Fishatiko - Fish and chip shop

Thalia

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Gabouti- cup of tea
Favramou- Favourite

Tagged: London, North

Thalia

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Boutishcian- Beautician
Hoolguns- Hooligans

Tagged: London, North

Harry

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

I lived in London for 20 years and now in New Zealand.

The friendly how are you as per Cypriots …

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Demetris

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Sikirtisa - sick and tired
Ambalatos - unbalanced

PANAYIOTIS

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

BELOZERKA : Temperature below zero

Andreas Kyprianou

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

η άιρλα = island / round-about
η φρίζα = freezer
η τόστα = toast or toaster
η χούβα = hoover
η …

Sotiris

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

I have 2 brilliant words nobody knows about. They are probably worth about £1000 each. But you can …

Tagged: Edmonton

Costas

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

My parents are from Bimingam and ran a fishadiko. They sold the usual stuff including carri, sausan…

Tagged: Birmingham

N. Neophytou

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Σεντροχιττης!
Central heating

Chris P

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Stevie has got lots of these on YouTube / Facebook, so log all of those! Some he might have missed …

Nana Georgiou

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Dast bin = rubbish bin
Sausinger = sausage
Basso = bus
Ebait = eBay
Markzpenser = marks & S…

Thekla

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

well its more the about the accent you can hear north london cypriot its very specific. I meet peop…

Επαναστάτης

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Ντιεφελάρης, Ντιεφελάρηδες: TFLer/TFLers

Για όσους δεν ξέρουν, TFL σημαίνει True Forced Loneline…

Tagged: True, TFL, Loneliness, Forced

Maria

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Halva yew? How are you

AndrosIK

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Esteile o Kavnas (boss) tin mashinou (machinist) na krossarei (cross) to dromo gia na piaei to bass…

Dion Georgiou

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

To Mbaso - The bus
I Mbanka - The bank

Both terms that I heard my grandfather (born in Cyprus i…

Sophia M

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Piggoui as in "foris tou morou ena bib na men ginei Piggoui"

= little piggy

Panos

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Bizinadoros (Businesman)
Policemanos
Specialistas (specialist doctor)
Orait (Alright)

George D

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Bomb-li-gao: this was what they used to call a pub (from 'public house'). One of the funniest Greng…

Tina

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Basso = bus
Chequie = cheque
Cojack = kotziakari

Chrissy S

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Experiotita = experience
Boxia = boxes
Fishiatiko = Fish and chip shop

Yianna

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Shefes Bush = Shepherds Bush. I remember my parents saying this!
Macs e Spesser = Marks & Spenser