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Animal sounds in Greek Posted by on May 28, 2014

People speak different languages and have different accents. What about animals? Do Irish cats sound the same as Serbian cats? The sound that animals make is not affected by the country they live in. However, humans use their own onomatopoeias (ονοματοποιίες, sounds) to describe an animal sound. This is a list of some  Greek onomatopoeias…

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Feminine nouns ending in – ος Posted by on May 13, 2014

Summer is on its way and my mind is travelling to the Greek islands. Before taking the ferry though, let’s  do some grammar. Some of the islands names end in –ος: Μύκονος (Mykonos), Ρόδος (Rodos, Rhodes), Ζάκυνθος (Zakynthos) etc. The nouns ending in –ος give Greek learners a hard time. When they find in…

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American Movie Quotes in Greek Posted by on May 5, 2014

In 2005, the American Film Institute (AFI) made a list of the 100 top movie quotes. Below, there’s a translation of the 10 top quotes in Greek. 1. Ειλικρινά, αγαπητή μου δε δίνω δεκάρα- Όσα παίρνει ο άνεμος (Eelikrina agapeetee mou de dino dekara- Osa pairnee o anemos) Frankly my dear, I don’t give a…

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