to gorge oneself

Discussion in 'Ελληνικά (Greek)' started by KaterinaWard, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. KaterinaWard Junior Member

    Thessaloniki
    English (UK)
    Hi,

    Can someone explain to me how I can say, to gorge oneself? i.e. to eat something too excess.

    I want to say:
    However, once you have gorged yourself on all these desserts, if you want a savory crepe to clean the palate, head to “Twins” just by the white tower.

    Can anybody help?
     
  2. Eltheza

    Eltheza Senior Member

    Worcestershire, UK
    English - England (Midlands)
    Hi Katerina!

    I'll have a go and hope that our native-speaking friends will join in
    ;)!

    Οταν/αφού/μιάς και (;) χόρτασες όλα αύτα τα γλύκα...


     
  3. velisarius

    velisarius Senior Member

    Greece
    British English (Sussex)
    "'Έχοντας τιμήσει δεόντος τόσα πολλά γλυκά..."
     
  4. Perseas Senior Member

    Athen
    Griechisch
    Hi,

    I imagine that "καταβροχθίζω" may also have a place in your sentence, Katerina.

    Αφού καταβρόχθισες/καταβροχθίσατε όλα αυτά τα γλυκά ....


    Eltheza, if you don't mind : Οταν/αφού/μιας και χόρτασες με όλα αυτά τα γλυκά... :)

    velisarius, sort of polite version with elevated style ;) (δεόντως :tick:)
     
  5. velisarius

    velisarius Senior Member

    Greece
    British English (Sussex)
    Thanks for the correction Perseas, I appreciate it. I did consider "καταβροχθίζω", but thought it was probably not so suitable for the style of the piece (a tourist guide, I think?), where it goes on to talk about "cleaning the palate", which is a little "elevated " too. :)
     
  6. Perseas Senior Member

    Athen
    Griechisch
    Oh, I thought all this was something said by a friend to friends, that's why I chose "καταβροχθίζω"! Anyway, I hope that our explanations will be useful for Katerina.
     
  7. Eltheza

    Eltheza Senior Member

    Worcestershire, UK
    English - England (Midlands)
    Of course I don't mind! I am very grateful! It was from my dictionary and it seemed to me that there was something missing:eek:!
     

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