γεια σας

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Greek[edit]

Phrase[edit]

γεια σας (geia sas)

  1. (formal, plural form) hello, goodbye
    Γεια σας, κύριε Γιώργο.Geia sas, kýrie Giórgo.Hello Mr George (polite)
    Γεια σας, παιδιά.Geia sas, paidiá.Hello children (plural)
  2. (literally) your health

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Usage notes[edit]

The 2nd person singular form is familiar and informal, used with family, friends, children and younger people — the plural is formal and polite, it is used with strangers and to give respect. (see:: T-V distinction)