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Archive for July, 2013

Coffee, coffee, coffee: how to make a Greek frappe Posted by on Jul 30, 2013

Coffee is a very popular beverage in Greece. The most famous coffee is a   type of cold coffee called φραπές (frappe). Some people love it, some others hate it and for some of us it’s a comfort drink, related to the summer. If you have been to Greece, you have definitely tasted it,…

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When a baby is born Posted by on Jul 22, 2013

Greek culture is rich in traditions, customs and superstitions about newborn babies. They have their roots in paganism and in Christian religion. Some of them are still followed, depending on people’s religious beliefs, social class,  education, and origin. Before the birth The baby’s gender was predicted by the shape of the pregnant woman’s belly: if…

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Passing through the Symplegades: Avoiding Some of the Most Common Mistakes in Greek Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

In Greek mythology, the Symplegades were two rocks that crashed together every time a ship was passing between them. In spite of the different techniques used in the process of learning a foreign language, we all pass through the slamming rocks. We all make mistakes and we all get discouraged.   Some of the most…

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Back to Greek Posted by on Jul 11, 2013

Καλημέρα σε όσους διαβάζουν αυτό το άρθρο. (Kalimera se osous diavazoun afto to arthro: litterally translated it means good morning to those who are reading this post) My name is Ourania (Ουρανία) and I will be posting on the Greek blog. For those who have questions about my name, in Greek mythology Ourania was the…

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