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Archive for March, 2014

Greece in fifteen questions Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

In Greece on March 25 we celebrate the Independence Day and also the Annunciation to Virgin Mary of her conception. Instead of writing a post about a topic that can be searched on Wikipedia or on documentaries, I decided to make a quiz about Greece. Making a quiz about Greece is not easy and I…

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Let’s talk about the Past! Greek Irregular verbs you must know Posted by on Mar 19, 2014

Αόριστος (Aoristos, Past Simple) is one of the most challenging tenses beginners have to deal with. For information on the Aoristos conjugation check this entry https://blogs.transparent.com/greek/tenses-simple-past/ Below there’s a list of some common verbs which have an irregular form and a dialogue in order to put these verbs in context. Ενεστώτας (Enestotas) Present Transliteration Definition…

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Free Samples of Modern Greek Language Books Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Learning a foreign language is not easy. Sometimes learners tend to buy loads of books in their attempt to master the new language as quickly as possible. However, instead of learning the language they often overload the shelves of their bookcase with books that they will never read. There’s nothing wrong with buying books and…

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Let the kites fly, it’s Clean Monday! Posted by on Mar 3, 2014

Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα, Kathara Deftera) is the first day of the Lent that lasts until Easter. It is called “clean” (καθαρά, kathara) because the Christian believers purify themselves spiritually and physically by eliminating the consumption of meat, eggs and dairy products and by abstaining from sin. Customs Each region has its own customs but…

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