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When I was in Greece recently I heard someone pick up the telephone and say "Εμπρός" ?

Is this another way of saying Hello as I thought it meant 'go forward'' or some thing similar. Does it perhaps mean 'carry on' in the vernacular?

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Ιάκοβος
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Hello Ιάκοβος

"Εμπρός" does mean "go forward".  However it is one of the standard ways to answer the phone in Greek.  Other phrases used are: "παρακαλώ", "ορίστε", "ναι".

If I had to put those answers in an order, from the most formal to most casual, it would be:  "παρακαλώ", "ορίστε", "εμπρός", "ναι".

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