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Words that might fool you

lost in transliteration

Socrates and others ...

Some common words sometimes look so strange in Greek letters they take a while to puzzle out. My favourite is ΡΑΝΤΥ-ΒΟΥ... or rendez-vous.

αβοκάντο: avocado

βότκα: vodka

καπουτσίνο: cappuccino

κέικ: cake

κινόα: quinoa

κρουασάν: croissant

μάφιν: muffin

μιλκσέικ: milkshake

μπαρμπεκιου: barbecue

μπράουνις: brownies

ροστ-μπηφ: roast beef

σεφ: chef

τσένταρ: cheddar

τζιν: gin

τσεισκέικ: cheesecake

χάμπουργκερ: hamburger (American style, not the same as a Greek bifteki)

χότ-ντόγκ: hot dog

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