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Describing character vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

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Describing a person in a foreign language is not always simple. In this post, there is character trait vocabulary. Slang and colloquialisms are not included. The feminine and the neuter are in brackets. αγενής (αγενής, αγενές): rude αισιόδοξος (αισιόδοξη, αισιόδοξη): optimistic ακατάστατος (ακατάστατη, ακατάστατο): untidy, messy αναβλητικός (αναβλητική, αναβλητικό): procrastinator ανεκτικός (ανεκτική, ανεκτικό): tolerant ανεξάρτητος…

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About Athens Posted by on Jun 15, 2016

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This post is about Athens, the capital of Greece and my hometown. As, I am not the right person to write about its history, I will just give my own reasons for disliking and liking this place. If you have visited Athens and want to share your experience, feel free to leave a comment. Four…

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Common Greek Homophones Posted by on Jun 1, 2016

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Γεια σας και καλό μήνα! In every language there are words with the same sound but with different meaning.Greek is not an exception. In this post there are ten common homophones (ομόηχες λέξεις) but the list is much bigger. βάζο (το): jar, vase / βάζω: to put Η μαρμελάδα είναι στο βάζο. The jam is…

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Irregular Greek verbs: to eat Posted by on May 25, 2016

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The verb “to eat” (τρώω) is one of the most common and  irregular Greek verbs. In this post, there are examples of its conjugation and use. Some types cannot be translated in English.   Ενεργητική Φωνή (Active voice)   Ενεστώτας: τρώω / I eat, I am eating Τα παιδιά τρώνε πολλά γλυκά. / The children…

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Imperative Mood in Greek Posted by on May 18, 2016

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  In oral speech the Imperative is used frequently in order to express a command, a request or prohibition. This post is an introduction to the Imperative Mood with examples on its use.   1.  Συνεχής (Continuous) Πρόσεχε τον εαυτό σου. / Take care of yourself. Μη δίνεις το τηλέφωνό σου σε αγνώστους. / Don’t…

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