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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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Greek “feminine” vocabulary Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

Χρόνια πολλά σε όλες τις γυναίκες! Best wishes to all women!  Women’s Day is celebrated in Greece and this post is about twenty special feminine nouns. Their meaning is related to nice and positive feelings. Enjoy! μητέρα: mother Οι γονείς μας είναι η μητέρα μας και ο πατέρας μας. / Our parents are our mother and…

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Question vs request confusion Posted by on Feb 28, 2017

Greek learners often mix up the use of ρωτάω and ζητάω. Both verbs mean “to ask”. In the examples below, you can see the use of these verbs. Ρωτάω (question) Ο Νίκος ρώτησε τι ώρα είναι. Nikos asked the time (lit: Nikos asked what time it was). Η Σοφία ρώτησε πού είναι η Μαρία. Sophia…

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Make a wish in Greek Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

We all make wishes in our everyday life. If you want to express a hope or wish in Greek, this post might be useful.   Phrases Tenses Μακάρι Παρατατικός (Past Continuous) Τι καλά Αόριστος (Past Simple)   Θα ήθελα  να (μην) Συνεχής Υποτακτική (Subj. Continuous)   Θα μου άρεσε Απλή Υποτακτική (Simple Subj.) Θα μου άρεσε Παρακείμενος…

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Formal and Informal Greek words Posted by on Feb 8, 2017

In order to communicate effectively, we have to adjust the way we speak according to the social situations. When learning a new language, we focus on informal words and expressions. Even if we do not use formal language, we have to be able to understand words used in announcements and other contexts. In this post, there…

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