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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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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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