Word For Yes?and No
Posted 04 February 2006 - 06:36 PM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:00 PM
The Greek word for yes is "nai" and "oxi" means no.
"Malista" ... well, that is a word that is different to translate, maybe "well" (in some connections) will cover. But you use that words in many other ways. Maybe others have a better translation?
Posted 04 February 2006 - 07:28 PM
Ιn Germany we would say : Jawohl
I have learned:
μάλα, μάλλον, μάλιστα
μάλα is from the oldgreek and means : much
μάλλον is the 2. comparison and
malista the 3. comparison
So - lets hope Yannis could say more...
Posted 05 February 2006 - 12:54 AM
Other words used for a higher degree of yes, similar to the English certainly and definitely are the Greek βεβαίως – vevaeos- and οπωσδήποτε – oposdipotae.
Isn’t fun using an other language!
Posted 05 February 2006 - 07:20 PM
μάλλον = mallon
μάλιστα = malista
Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:30 PM
i cant read greek?????????
Yes is 'ne', very short and abrupt.
No is 'oki', quite short and abrupt.
Confusingly, the Greeks have a habit of doing some kind of partly horixontal, partly vertical, head movement, which in my experience is mainly used when they say Yes - combining this with the near-British way of saying no, you could easily think that they do indeed mean No, when in fact the opposite is the case.