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Always, never, from time to time: expressions of frequency Posted by on Feb 24, 2014

Never On Sunday is one of the best known Greek movies. The Greek title is Ποτέ την Κυριακή (Pote tin Kiriaki). What about “always on Sunday” or “very often” ? Below there’s a list with the most common expressions of frequency used in Modern Greek and an example of their use. Πάντα (panda)= always Ποτέ…

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Love talks Posted by on Feb 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day (η Ημέρα του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου, imera tou Agiou Valentinou) is coming with teddies, chocolates and flowers, all wrapped in pink paper.  In Greece, Saint Valentine has many believers, the most fervent of which are teenagers.  Some people like this day and some others hate it. There are also those who wonder if Saint…

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Enceladus strikes again Posted by on Feb 5, 2014

The last few days everyone in Greece talks about the earthquake that striked Cephalonia twice in a week. According to scientists, earthquakes happen because two blocks of the earth slip past one another.  Many years ago, the  ancient Greeks gave their own interpreting which is far more poetic and scary. The story goes that in…

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