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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Taverna Greek, Part 1 - At the bar: A drink? Ένα ποτό;

. Various ways to ask for something to drink:
I wantΘέλωΘΕΛΩ
I would LikeΘα ήθελαΘΑ ΗΘΕΛΑ
Please bring meΠαρακαλώ, φέρτε μουΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΩ, ΦΕΡΤΕ ΜΟΥ
Can I haveΜπορώ να έχωΜΠΟΡΩ ΝΑ ΕΧΩ
I’ll have (lit: take) this .Θα πάρω αυτόΘΑ ΠΑΡΩ ΑΥΤΟ
. So for example:
I want a coffeeΘέλω ενα καφέΘΕΛΩ ΕΝΑ ΚΑΦΕ
I would like a beerΘα ήθελα μια μπίραΘΑ ΗΘΕΛΑ ΜΙΑ ΜΠΙΡΑ
Please bring me a tea with milkΠαρακαλώ, φέρτε μου ένα τσαι με γάλαΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΩ, ΦΕΡΤΕ ΜΟΥ ΕΝΑ ΤΣΑΙ ΜΕ ΓΑΛΑ
Can I have some sugar?Μπορώ να έχω λίγο ζάχαρηΜΠΟΡΩ ΝΑ ΕΧΩ ΛΙΓΟ ΖΑΧΑΡΗ
I’ll have an OuzoΘα πάρω ένα ούζοΘΑ ΠΑΡΩ ΕΝΑ ΟΥΖΟ

Of course in Greece you can always just ask by saying, “a coffee please” – “ενα καφέ, παρακαλώ” (ΕΝΑ ΚΑΦΕ, ΠΑΡΑΚΑΛΩ).
Now how do you take your drink?
With / withoutμε / χωρίςΜΕ / ΧΩΡΙΣ
Ice (cubes)παγάκιαΠΑΓΑΚΙΑ
Neat/medium/sweet(talking about Greek coffee)σκέτο/μέτριο/γλυκόΣΚΕΤΟ/ΜΕΤΡΙΟ/ΓΛΥΚΟ

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