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Sweet Easter with a Greek recipe! Posted by on Apr 12, 2017

Easter is coming soon and as you know the Orthodox culture is reach in traditions and customs. Μεγάλη Πέμπτη (Maundy Thursday) is a very creative day: we make τσουρέκι (Easter bread) πασχαλινά κουλουράκια (Easter cookies) and we make κόκκινα αυγά (we boil eggs and dye them red). In this post, there is a video by…

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Untangling the Greek Personal Pronouns Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

In Greek, there are different pronouns for the direct and  indirect object.This topic is very confusing, especially when we try to translate directly from English. In this post, there are examples the use of the personal pronoun used as the object of the verb. Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question! Direct…

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Native language interference in learning Greek Posted by on Mar 30, 2017

When we speak a foreign language, it is not unusual to translate directly from our native language. In this post, there are examples of phrases translated from English and the correct way of saying the same thing in Greek. The correct sentences are translated literally from Greek to English. I drove to work: Οδήγησα στη…

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Accusative case: Quiz for beginners Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

The topic of the last post was the use of the accusative case as a direct object. In this post there is a quiz for beginners: you should find the right translation to the English sentences. Καλή επιτυχία! Would you like a coffee? α. Θέλετε ένας καφές;  β. Θέλετε έναν καφέ; My brother is here…

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Examples of the accusative case Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

In this post, there is a list of 15 common verbs followed by nouns in the accusative case (αιτιατική). It is a topic hard to explain, especially to students who are not familiar with syntax terms. Below, there are some examples of nouns in the accusative case and the common mistakes that students make when…

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