In this episode, David Hoffmann takes a moment to teach us some of the basics of the Greek language with his friend George in Meteora, Greece. Greek is one of the world’s oldest languages, dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C. It is also the world’s oldest recoded living languages, with written inscriptions on clay tablets dating back to between 1450 and 1350 B.C.! Modern-day Greeks obviously don’t speak ancient Greek anymore, and travelers would be surprised to know that Greek words are present throughout our everyday vocabulary such as medical terms and numbers.
Within this speech debut, George and David discuss some basic words in Greek so that you may familiarize yourself. Typical words and phrases include Hello or”Yassas” along with the days of this week. We expect this Greek speech debut gives you a”taste” of this Greek civilization, and it’s our hope you will one day make to research Meteora, the beautiful heart of Greece.
Production by Carlos de Varona from Chromahouse
Special thanks to Visit Meteora and XShot.
Have you ever been to Greece? What is your preferred Greek term or term?