What Are Some Greek Terms of Endearment?


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"Paidi mou" translates to "my child" and is used when speaking to people of all ages in a tender, affectionate tone. The affectionate tone found in the Greek language is a direct result of a culture filled with important family bonds that extend to close friends and acquaintances.

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"Mana mou" is another affectionate term which translates to "my mother." This term is not limited to one gender; it can be used between two people of any age or gender.

Adding "aki" to the end of a male name is another form of affection in the Greek language. Adding "mou" to a male name creates the meaning "my little."

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