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Make a wish in Greek Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

We all make wishes in our everyday life. If you want to express a hope or wish in Greek, this post might be useful.   Phrases Tenses Μακάρι Παρατατικός (Past Continuous) Τι καλά Αόριστος (Past Simple)   Θα ήθελα  να (μην) Συνεχής Υποτακτική (Subj. Continuous)   Θα μου άρεσε Απλή Υποτακτική (Simple Subj.) Θα μου άρεσε Παρακείμενος…

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Formal and Informal Greek words Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

In order to communicate effectively, we have to adjust the way we speak according to the social situations. When learning a new language, we focus on informal words and expressions. Even if we do not use formal language, we have to be able to understand words used in announcements and other contexts. In this post, there…

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Transitive and Intransitive Greek Verbs Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

In this post there is a list of common verbs that can be used with a direct object or without one. The object shows the person or the thing the action of the verb affects. When a verb is used without an object , it is the action of the verb that is important. ανοίγω…

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Garden vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

A few decades back, in every small house in the city there was a characteristic type of yard or a garden. People who lived in apartment complexes use to grow plants in pots in the balcony. In the villages, every  house had its own vegetable garden where people grew greens and vegetables. There was also place…

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Greek vocabulary for beginners: the weather Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

The winter has finally come to Greece. In this post there is a list of words suitable for beginners with examples of their use. Advanced students can check this post from 2015. Καλό χειμώνα!   Ουσιαστικά (nouns) η ζέστη: heat Το καλοκαίρι κάνει ζέστη. It’s hot in the summer. ο ήλιος: sun Πάμε στο πάρκο;…

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