Contributions

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”

Pav Panayioti Mastihi

Posted on 31 May 2019

Two hysterically funny examples involving my sister.

In the 60s we grew up in Captain tow. My p…

Nicholas Nicou

Posted on 31 May 2019

Oringa- orange juice.
Enen - den einai - it's not
Basketo - basket
Boxin - box

Not sure if t…

Andrew Demetriou

Posted on 31 May 2019

Nottis/Nottissa - Naughty (Male/Feminine)

What any of my older generation family say when one of…

Yiota

Posted on 31 May 2019

Chakkaro - to check
Bookaro - to book (as opposed to the Greek bookaro which is to run)

Tagged: Chakkaro

Anna

Posted on 22 May 2019

γκάβνας/gavnas

In English: government, person in charge, boss

In Cypriot and Standard Greek: …

Petros

Posted on 22 May 2019

τσ̑ίκι/chiki

In English: chicken

In Cypriot and Standard Greek: κοτόπουλο

Tagged: τσ̑ίκι, chiki

Petros

Posted on 20 May 2019

ρόλος/rolos

In English: bread roll

In Cypriot Greek: φραντζ̌ολάκι

In Standard Greek: ψωμάκι

Tagged: rolos, ρόλος