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The Active Participle in Greek Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Γεια σας! Τoday we will see the different uses of the active participle (ενεργητική μετοχή). It is formed by the stem of the verb and the endings –οντας (for verbs ending in-ω) or –ώντας (for verbs ending in –ώ): τρέχοντας (running) / μιλώντας (speaking). The active participle can be used to express: 1. The way…

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Presents for Valentine’s Day in Greece Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Γεια σας! Χρόνια πολλά σε όσους γιορτάζουν! Happy Saint Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! Many Greeks find that this day is just a commercial event that has nothing to do with romance. However, for others it’s an occasion to express their love to their partner by giving a special present.   λουλούδια (flowers):…

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How to be polite in Greek Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Καλησπέρα σας! This post is about the politeness form. According to the stereotype, the Greeks are direct and are easily on first name terms with people they don’t know. The truth is that the way to address people depends on the circumstances. #1. If we want to address someone in a formal way we use…

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Greek quiz: much, many, very Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

Γεια σας! A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the different forms and uses of πολύς-πολλή-πολύ. In this post, there is a quiz suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students. You have to choose a, b, c or d to answer the questions 1 to 10. Only one answer is correct. The right answers…

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Derogatory Greek words Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

The adjective παλιός, παλιά, παλιό means old. When used in compound nouns, it gives the second noun a pejorative meaning. It cannot be used with every noun. In this post, there is a list with the most common words compound by παλιός- and a noun. Note: this post contains bad language in English.   #1.…

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