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“What’s going on?”:uses of the verb ginomai Posted by on Nov 26, 2013

One of the most common verbs that causes problems to Greek learners is γίνομαι (ginomai). It  means “to become”. If you haven’t come across it yet, you are very likely to hear it as soon as you go to Greece, and if you have already been there, you have definitely heard people using it regularly…

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Possessive Pronouns in Modern Greek Posted by on Nov 18, 2013

The possessive pronouns have the same form as the weak forms of the personal pronouns in the genitive case (γενική, geniki). They are used to express possession. Ενικός (enikos, singular) Πληθυντικός (plithintikos, plural) μου mou my μας mas our σου sou your σας sas your του tou his τους tous their (masc.) της tis her…

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Expressions with the verb kleino Posted by on Nov 13, 2013

Most Greek learners are already familiar with the verb κλείνω (kleino). Below there are some examples of the meanings and the uses of κλείνω. 1. To close (transitive, i.e. followed by an object) H gata eklise ta matia tis alla den koimate. The cat has closed her eyes but she’s not  sleeping.   2.  To…

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5 Greek songs performed by foreigners Posted by on Nov 6, 2013

The modern Greek music reached its peak in the 50’s and the 60’s. Many famous performers, such as the Beatles, Edith Piaf and Milva, have interpreted some of the most popular Greek songs in their native language. Some other singers though, performed the songs in Greek.   Harry Bellafonte performed the song «Μες σ’ αυτή…

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