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Greek letters for beginners Posted by on Aug 10, 2016

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Writing and understanding the letters of a different alphabet can be hard. In this post, there is information on the Greek letters. The Greek alphabet consists of 24 letters. In Greece, children start learning how to write at the age of five.Cursive writing is not taught and is used by elderly people. Below, you can…

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Greek Survival phrases: quiz Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

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If you are planning a vacation in Greece, this quiz might be of some use. You can check your knowledge and learn new phrases. It is suitable for beginners or pre-intermediate students. Enjoy!     Question 1: If someone asks you “τι κάνεις;” the right answer is: α. Κάνω καλά, ευχαριστώ! β. Είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ!…

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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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