To accept (credit cards, cheques, etc.)

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by alfie1888, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. alfie1888

    alfie1888 Senior Member

    Kent, England
    English - England
    Hello all,

    just wondering what the word for 'accept' would be in a shopping/paying context? Today I found it as "Παίρνετε πιστωτικές κάρτες;" but it sounds funny to me, perhaps too literal?
  2. 7_against_Thebes

    7_against_Thebes Senior Member

    Δέχεστε πιστωτικές κάρτες;
  3. Andrious Senior Member

    You could say also "Μπορώ να πληρώσω με πιστωτική κάρτα;"
  4. Αγγελος Senior Member

    "Παίρνετε πιστωτικές κάρτες;" or "παίρνετε ρούβλια;" may sound funny to you, but are quite standard and idiomatic. "παίρνω" can be used even where no deliberate action by the subject is implied, as in "πήρα γράμμα από τον Χ", where of course I just found the letter in my mailbox or under my door and didn't have to actually take it from anyone. Perhaps the expression "παίρνει αέρα" (=it lets air in, is not airtight) is also comparable.
  5. libreal New Member

    I agree with the answers above and I'd like to add that "δέχομαι" is more formal than "παίρνω", so "δέχεστε πιστωτικές κάρτες" would be the most formal. If you'd like to make it informal though you can omit the card and say "δέχεστε πιστωτικές;" ή "παίρνετε πιστωτικές;"

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