Author Topic: happy name day -> χρόνια πολλά, πολύχρονος, πολύχρονη, να σε χαίρονται, να σε χαιρόμαστε, χρόνια πολλά για τη γιορτή σου  (Read 6145 times)

FatRobo

  • Semi-Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
Could someone please translate this into greek? If possible in english letters. i have a rough idea how to say it but i need to know how to spell it.
« Last Edit: 02 Jan, 2013, 12:16:01 by spiros »


NadiaF

  • ناديا فامي
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
  • Gender: Female
  • Γιατί να το κρύψω; Ναι, είμαι μία φελάχα!
Re: "Happy name day"
« Reply #1 on: 30 Aug, 2006, 01:30:18 »
Hro/nia polla/ gia ti ghiorti/ sou
Μην κοιμάσαι, είναι επικίνδυνο. Μην ξυπνήσεις, θα το μετανοιώσεις!
Nadia-Anastasia Fahmi

FatRobo

  • Semi-Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 7
Re: Happy name day! -> Χρόνια πολλά!
« Reply #2 on: 30 Aug, 2006, 01:57:58 »
Thanks very much!

Does this differ for male/female? So my an uncle, Hronia polla thio?


NadiaF

  • ناديا فامي
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2139
  • Gender: Female
  • Γιατί να το κρύψω; Ναι, είμαι μία φελάχα!
Re: Happy name day! -> Χρόνια πολλά!
« Reply #3 on: 30 Aug, 2006, 02:00:32 »
Hronia polla gia ti giorti sou thie

zephyrous

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3699
  • Gender: Male
Re: Happy name day! -> Χρόνια πολλά!
« Reply #4 on: 30 Aug, 2006, 02:09:58 »
I still say "thio" (λόγω καταγωγής). :))

ruadisneyfan

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 42
Re: Happy name day! -> Χρόνια πολλά!
« Reply #5 on: 09 Oct, 2006, 04:35:58 »
Nadia... you spelled a word two different ways. Could you please clarify which is correct.  giorti or ghiorti?

Efharisto,
Rena


banned8

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 134
  • Gender: Male
Re: Happy name day! -> Χρόνια πολλά!
« Reply #6 on: 09 Oct, 2006, 14:26:33 »
which is correct,  giorti or ghiorti?

Hi!

The correct one is γιορτή, pronounced /jortí/, where the /j/ is like the "y" in "yes".

spiros

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 212833
  • Gender: Male
  • point d’amour
    • spiros.doikas
    • 102094522373850556729
    • doikas
    • greektranslator
    • lavagraph
    • Greek translator CV
Re: happy name day -> χρόνια πολλά
« Reply #7 on: 02 Jan, 2013, 11:25:48 »
πολύχρονος, πολύχρονη, να σε χαίρονται
As a joke people may say also "πολύχρωμος" (many-coloured).

A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name.
The custom originated with the Greek Orthodox calendar of saints and Roman Catholic calendar of saints, where believers, named after a particular saint, would celebrate that saint's feast day. In many countries, however, there is no longer any explicit connection to Christianity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_day
« Last Edit: 02 Jan, 2013, 11:30:41 by spiros »