Saying Good Morning in Greek

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There are different ways to say “hello” to someone in the Greek language. The goal is to find the best way to say it based on the situation that you are in.

No matter if you are entering into conversation with someone or if you are simply observing the general rules of etiquette for greeting people as you walk into the room, you will need to find the right words.

What happens if it is the morning and you want to greet someone? One of your options is that you can tell them “Good Morning” in the Greek language. Here’s more information:

How to Say Good Morning in Greek

In the Greek language, this is how you wish someone a good morning:

  • Καλημέρα – Kalimera – Good Morning

In general, this is used in a similar way as we use the phrase in the English language. It is fairly interchangeable.

When To Greet People By Saying “Good Morning”

There are a few situations where you can say “Good Morning (Καλημέρα)” to someone in Greek. Etiquette rules should be followed when using this phrase.

In Greece, it is customary to greet the room when walking into a public place. For example, when you walk into a restaurant, cafe, or a shop you should greet the people in some way.

Another way that you could use this phrase is to literally wish someone a “Good Morning.” Mostly, though, Good morning, or Καλημέρα (kalimera), is used as a way to say hello.

If you have any questions about this phrase or the etiquette rules associated with it, you should ask a qualified Greek language teacher.


The Learn Greek section on GreekBoston.com was written by Greeks to help people understand the conversational basics of the Greek language. This article is not a substitute for a professional Greek learning program, but a helpful resource for people wanting to learn simple communication in Greek.

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