Greek Alphabet

Greek Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Greek Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Greek grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Greek. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Greek Alphabet

Learning the Greek alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Greek language.

Below is a table showing the Greek alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Greek AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
Α αAlphaa as in smart
Β βBetav as in very
Γ γGammabetween y as in yes and g as in go
Δ δDeltath as in that
Ε εEpsilone as in very
Ζ ζZetaz as in zoo
Η ηEtaee as in bee
Θ θThetath as in think
Ι ιIotaee as in bee
Κ κKappak as in look
Λ λLambdal as in log
Μ μMum as in man
Ν νNun as in not
Ξ ξXix as in wax
Ο οOmicrono as in box
Π πPip as in top, close to 'b'
Ρ ρRhorolled r as in Roma
Σ σ ςSigmas as in sap
Τ τTaut as in hot, but softer and close to 'd'
Υ υUpsilonee as in bee
Φ φPhiph as in photo
Χ χChich as in the scottish loch
Ψ ψPsips as in upside
Ω ωOmegao as in box

Greek Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Greek Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Greek, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Greek alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Greek lessons here: Learn Greek. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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