Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book: Greek
- Publish Date: 1998-09-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: DK Publishing
Featuring pronunciation, a menu guide, a mini-dictionary, hotel information, and emergency phrases.
After dining in Greece, you tell the waiter, Ta sinharitiria moo ston mayira! (My compliments to the chef!) This easy-to-follow phrase book opens with an explanation of the Greek alphabet and its sounds, and moves into useful phrases and words. These words and phrases are spelled out in the letters of the Greek alphabet, but are accompanied by a modified version of the standard system of romanization--the way Greek characters are written in our alphabet. Another highlight of this handy phrase book is a detailed menu guide that runs down numerous Greek specialties--printed in Greek letters as they would be listed on an actual menu--how they would be pronounced, and most importantly, what they actually are. Enjoy your time in Greece by taking along the best and most useful phrase book to be found. Whether you're trying to order dinner or get back to your hotel, you cannot make your way without knowing what to say, and the Eyewitness Travel Guide Phrase Books are the perfect guide for tongue-tied tourists. These compact, user-friendly books fit right into your pocket or purse, and meet the communications needs of the tourist and business traveler alike. Based on an innovative system of imitated pronunciation, phrases are organized into logical and practical divisions, including time; food and drink; air travel; bus, taxi, and subway information; shopping; health and medical care; and much more. Typical replies to questions you may be asked, as well as signs and instructions you're likely to see or hear, are also given. The guides also include a carefully selected mini-dictionary, and useful conversion tables translating distance, clothing sizes, and weight.