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Work vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

Asking about one’s job usually works as an icebreaker for two people who want to start a small talk. In this post, there are phrases and words related to work. Basic phrases about work Τι δουλειά κάνεις; This question means “what job do you do”. We avoid to use it because it is too direct…

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Understanding colloquial Greek Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

Do you find it hard to understand the Greeks when they speak, even though your Greek is good? This happens because they speak fast and also because they do not always pronounce the words and phrases as they write them. In this post, we will see how the Greeks speak when they interact in an…

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Greek vocabulary: compound adjectives Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

Γεια σας! A few months ago, I wrote a post about derogatory compound words. Today, we will see some common compound adjectives formed by καλο- (which means nicely) and an adjective. #1. καλοαναθρεμμένος-η-ο: well-brought-up Η κόρη τους είναι ευγενική και καλοαναθρεμμένη. / Their daughter is polite and well brought-up. #2. καλοβαλμένος-η-ο: elegant, nice-looking Η Στεφανία…

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It is time to start typing your Greek texts Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

Γεια σας! Do you like typing in Greek but are not familiar with the Greek keyboard yet? In this post, we will see how to type in Greek, even without a Greek keyboard. We will also see some rules about the use of the accent (τόνος) and the dieresis (διαλυτικά, two dots over a vowel)…

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Thessaloniki International Fair 2019: listening comprehension activity in Greek Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

The most important event in Greece at the moment is the International Fair in Thessaloniki, which takes place every year in September. It opens on the 7th of September and lasts eight days, it is open for everyone and it attracts visitors not only from Greece but also from the Balkans and Europe. If you…

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Time for a Greek song! Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

Γεια σας! It is time to explore Greek music, so the topic of this post is Με γέλασαν τα πουλιά, a Greek folk song from Thrace (Θράκη). The version I chose to present is by Θανάσης Ζήκας (Thanasis Zikas) and Εύη Σεϊτανίδου (Evi Seytanidou), known as Καντινέλια (Kadinelia). If you ever have the chance…

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Greek vocabulary quiz for upper-intermediate students Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

Γεια σας! The summer will end soon and some of you might want to review vocabulary before resuming the Greek lessons. In this post, there is a vocabulary quiz suitable for upper-intermediate students (B2 level). For sentences 1-12 choose the Greek word (α, β, γ or δ) that has the same meaning as the English…

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