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Express feelings in Greek (Part One) Posted by on Apr 7, 2021

Γεια σας! Sometimes, it’s difficult to use the right words to express how we feel, even on our native language. Today we will see some expressions about feelings in Greek. These expressions are about joy, sadness and indifference. There will be a new post, with more phrases, soon.   Πώς εκφράζω χαρά (How to express…

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1821-2021: Bicentennial of the Greek Revolution Posted by on Mar 25, 2021

Γεια σας! Today it is bog day for Greece! We celebrate the Annunciation of Mary (Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου) but also the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution (200 χρόνια από την Ελληνική Επανάσταση) against the Ottomans, which started in 1821. The pandemic did not allow people to participate in the celebrations. However, many foreign politicians honored…

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Clean Monday in lockdown: Listening comprehension Posted by on Mar 15, 2021

Γεια σας! Σήμερα είναι Καθαρά Δευτέρα (Clean Monday) .We celebrate the beginning of the Lent and traditionally we spend the day with our family, we fast and children fly a kite (χαρταετός). This year, the lockdown restrictions prevented us from celebrating. However, some people managed to go to the park with their families. In this…

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Hear the voice of Greek women Posted by on Mar 8, 2021

Γεια σας! Ευχές για την Ημέρα της Γυναίκας! Happy Women’s Day! This year, the anniversary of International Woman’s Day (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Γυναίκας) has followed the “birth” of the #metoo movement in Greece. Greece is a conservative country where the concepts of patriarchy (πατριαρχία), and inequality (ανισότητα) grow without limitations. The lockdown restrictions have worsen…

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Greek vocabulary: Basic group of words Posted by on Feb 26, 2021

Γεια σας! Some learners ignore basic group of words that are frequently used. Some of these are common and are used in daily conversations, while others can be heard on the news or read in a magazine or newspaper.   Οι αισθήσεις- The senses όραση (η): vision Μετά το ατύχημα έχασε την όρασή του. /…

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Untranslated colloquialisms in Greek Posted by on Feb 16, 2021

Σήμερα χιονίζει στην Ελλάδα! Today it snows in Greece and this is big news, especially for us who live in Athens! The topic of this article is about snow. We will see the meaning of untranslated colloquialisms with examples related to snow. #1. Δηλαδή: we use it to mean such as or what do you…

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International Greek Language Day Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

Γεια σας! Today we celebrate the International Greek Language Day (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Ελληνικής Γλώσσας). In the post you can read seven facts about the Greek language.   #1. Ελληνιστική Κοινή (Koine Greek) was the first international language (lingua franca). It is the language of the New Testament (Καινή Διαθήκη) and the Gospels (Ευαγγέλια).   #2…

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