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Archive for August, 2013

Stop texting, start whistling: A whistling language in Greece Posted by on Aug 26, 2013

Texting is one of the most popular ways of communicating: we schedule a meet up, check in, share good news and bad news, even start an affair, by means of a mobile phone. Some populations, all around the world, communicate with a more “organic” way: whistling. The inhabitants of some villages in South Evia (Νότια…

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Do you have crabs in your pockets? (Fish and Seafood Idioms) Posted by on Aug 12, 2013

The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish and seafood. In Greece, not only do we eat seafood, but we use it in many idioms and expressions, too. In this article there’s a list of some popular fishy phrases. The English translation is not always accurate because it’s not possible to translate these expressions literally…

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Survival phrases in Greek Posted by on Aug 6, 2013

In Greece most people speak English, so language is not really a barrier. If you’d  like to use simple  Greek words though, now and then, feel free to do so. We really appreciate it when a foreigner is trying to talk to us to our language, and if we laugh, it’s not because you’re funny…

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