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Archive for June, 2014

Borrowing from earlier times Posted by on Jun 25, 2014

There are a lot of phrases, sayings and even single words that we use every day that come right from ancient Greek. We usually use them exactly in the form we have found them in ancient texts or exactly as they were used to be used in the ancient times. That’s why they sometimes seem…

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Animal expressions in Greek Posted by on Jun 16, 2014

Animals can be sweet, furry, wild  and so on. Can humans be “bear”, fox” or “baboon”? In this post there’s a list of  the most common animal expressions and idioms used when referring to a person. You might also want to check the list of Fish and Seafood idioms. Αετός (aetos)= eagle It can be…

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Greek abbreviations Posted by on Jun 11, 2014

Sometimes, learners of the Greek language, but even native speakers as well, have difficulty understanding what all these abbreviations that we find in books, notes and reference tables stand for. Here’s a great opportunity to see some of the most commonly used ones as well as to analyze what they mean or how they are…

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Survival phrases in Greek (part two) Posted by on Jun 3, 2014

It’s summertime in Greece and people make holiday plans.  If you are going to go to Greece for the holidays and would like to say some basic phrases in Greek, check the entry called  “Survival  phrases in Greek”. If for a reason you have to or want to say more things in Greek,…

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