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Quiz on Greek food Posted by on May 11, 2016

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In this post there is a quiz related to Greek food. If you like Greek food and you are familiar to it, you might find this quiz interesting! 1. Which of the following is not suitable for vegans? a. ιμάμ μπαϊλντί (imam baildi) b. μουσακάς (mousakas) c. φασολάκια (fasolakia)   2. What is the main…

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The ritual of the Holy Light Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

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Easter is the most important religious holiday in Greece. The Greek culture is rich in traditions and rituals followed during the Holy Week. This post is about the ritual of the Άγιο Φως (Holy Light or Holy Fire) which takes place on Saturday night before Easter Sunday. This ritual, which is considered as a miracle…

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Grocery shopping in Greek Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

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In Greece most super markets (σούπερ μάρκετ) are rather small. Usually, they are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 21:00 and on Saturday from 8:00 to 20:00. They are closed on Sunday. If you plan to go to a super market in Greece or  you just want to learn new vocabulary, in this…

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How well do you know Greece? Posted by on Apr 6, 2016

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Have you ever been to Greece? Is it a place that you know well? Do this quiz to find out. 1. If you want to visit the White Tower (Λευκός Πύργος) you should go to: a. Athens (Αθήνα) b. Heraklion (Ηράκλειο) C. Thessaloniki (Θεσσαλονίκη) 2. A woman is not allowed to visit: a. The Penninsula…

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I’m all ears: Greek idioms Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

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  Most students are familiar with human body vocabulary. In this post, there are  common expressions with the words αυτιά (ears), κεφάλι (head), λαιμός (neck), μάτια (eyes), στόμα (mouth)  and χέρια (hands). Some of these expressions are old fashioned. αυτιά: ears Δεν πιστεύω στα αυτιά μου: I can’t believe my ears Όταν μου είπε ότι…

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