Greek Vocabulary List – Country Names

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In a previous article, we discussed building your conversation skills in the Greek language. The art of conversation involves being able to talk about yourself, and this includes where you’re from. Not only do you need to know how to say your country in Greek, but you need to be able to understand other countries when you’re in conversation with others. Here’s a look at the Greek vocabulary for these words:

How to Say the Name of the Countries in Greek

  • Australia – Αυστραλία – astralia
  • Austria – Αυστρία – avstria
  • Bahamas – Μπαχάμες – bahames
  • Belgium – Βέλγιο – velyio
  • Brazil – Βραζιλία – vrazilia
  • Canada – Καναδάς – kanathas
  • Chile – Χιλή – hili
  • China – Κίνα – kina
  • Columbia – Κολομβία – koluvia
  • Costa Rica – Κόστα Ρίκα    – kosta rika
  • Croatia – Κροατία – kroatia
  • Cuba – Κούβα – kuva
  • Cyprus Ουγγαρία – Κύπρος – kipros
  • Czech Republic – Τσεχία – tsehia
  • Denmark – Δανία – thania
  • Egypt – Αίγυπτος – eyiptos
  • Finland – Φινλανδία – finlanthia
  • France – Γαλλία – gallia
  • Germany – Γερμανία – yermania
  • Greece – Ελλάδα – ellatha
  • Haiti – Αϊτή – aiti
  • Hungary – Ουγγαρία – sigaria
  • India – Ινδία – inthia
  • Iran – Ιράν – iran
  • Iraq – Ιράκ – irak
  • Ireland – Ιρλανδία – irlanthia
  • Israel – Ισραήλ – israil
  • Italy – Ιταλία – italia
  • Jamaica – Τζαμάικα – tzamaika
  • Japan – Ιαπωνία – isponia
  • Lebanon – Λίβανος – livanos
  • Lithuania – Λιθουανία – lithouania
  • Luxembourg – Λουξεμβούργο – louxemvourgo
  • Mexico – Μεξικό – mexiko
  • Morocco – Μαρόκο – maroko
  • Netherlands – Ολλανδία – allanthia
  • New Zealand – Νέα Ζηλανδία  – new zilanthia
  • Korea – Κορέα – korea
  • Norway – Νορβηγία – norvigia
  • Pakistan – Πακιστάν – pakistan
  • Panama – Παναμάς – panamas
  • Peru – Περού – peroo
  • Philippines – Φιλιππίνες – philipenes
  • Poland – Πολωνία – polonia
  • Romania – Ρουμανία – roomania
  • Russia – Ρωσία – rosia
  • Saudi Arabia – Σαουδική Αραβία – saoothiki aravia
  • Slovakia – Σλοβακία – slovakia
  • Slovenia – Σλοβενία – slovenia
  • South Africa – Νότια Αφρική   – notia afriki
  • Spain – Ισπανία – ispania
  • Sweden – Σουηδία – souithia
  • Switzerland – Ελβετία – elthetia
  • Syria – Συρία – siria
  • Thailand – Ταϊλάνδη – tailanthi
  • Turkey – Τουρκία – tourkia
  • Ukraine – Ουκρανία – oukrania
  • United Kingdom – Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο – inomeno vasilayo
  • United States – Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες Αμερικής – inomenes polities amerikis
  • Venezuela – Βενεζουέλα – venezooela
  • Vietnam – Βιετνάμ – vietnam

When someone asks you where you are from in Greek (Από πού είστε; – apo pou east), you would respond by saying, I am from – είμαι από – eemai apo … and then insert the name of one of the countries. Read through this list and then memorize the names of the countries that you think might come up when speaking to people. 


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