Day: October 6, 2016

What is the right way to say “congratulations” in Greek?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

Sofia Mouratidis is right. She’s also right in the formal synonyms, and in one of the informal synonyms. I’ll add a second informal synonym: συγχαρίκια. Amusingly (to me anyway), the original meaning of συ(γ)χαρίκια is “congratulatory gift”. When you brought someone good news, they were expected to reward you with a synkharikin. In fact, before […]