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Greek dialogues: At the bakery Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

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If you are hungry and want to eat something cheap, the right place for you is the bakery (φούρνος). Apart from bread and bread products, you can find different types if savory and sweet pies, such as cheese pie (τυρόπιτα), spinach pie (σπανακόπιτα), sausage pie (λουκανικόπιτα), apple pie (μηλόπιτα) and many more, sandwiches (σάντουιτς), sweets…

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Common Greek verbs: to fly Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

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On of the most common Greek verbs is the verb πετάω (πέταξα in the Past Simple). It can take different meanings. In this post there are just a few examples of its use. Active voice to throw Πετάω τα σκουπίδια. To throw out the garbage. Πέτα μου τη μπάλα! Throw me the ball! to fly…

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Imperative in Greek: Irregular Verbs Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

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The verbs put in the Simple Imperative Mood (Απλή Προστακτική ή Προστακτική Αορίστου) express a momentary action. In this post, there is a list of the most common verbs which form an irregular Imperative with examples of their use. The phrases are translated literally.   Ανεβαίνω (to go up, to climb) Ανέβα, ανεβείτε Παιδιά, ανεβείτε με…

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Greek vocabulary: cardinal directions Posted by on Jul 6, 2016

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Did you ever want to state a location in Greek but did not know which words to use? In this post you can find vocabulary related to the cardinal points and directions.   ορίζοντας (ο):horizon Υπάρχει ελπίδα στον ορίζοντα για τους ασθενείς./ There is hope on the horizon for the patients. πλοηγός (ο): navigator, GPS. (The…

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Greek grammar quiz: cases Posted by on Jun 29, 2016

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Most learners find the use of cases (i.e. ονομαστική, γενική, αιτιατική, κλητική) challenging. In this post, there is a quiz on the right use of the four cases for pre-intermediate students.  There is only one right option for each sentence.     This is Giannis’ car. Αυτό είναι [α. του αυτοκινήτου τον Γιάννη. / β.…

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