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Weights and Measures in Greek Posted by on Aug 20, 2014

In Greece, we follow the Metric System for weights and measures. It refers to the units we use in order to measure distance, length and speed, weight, volume and areas, as well as any other set of units used to specify anything that we can measure. Internationally, we often use as units of measurement the…

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A farewell to Robin Williams Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

In the early nineties, one of our most favorite movies was “Dead poets’ society” (“Ο Κύκλος των Χαμένων Ποιητών”, o kiklos ton hamenon peeeeton) . Tears were dropped, long discussions were made and a new perspective on life was surfaced. John Keating was the inspirational teacher all Greek students wanted to have at school…

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Funny color names in Greek Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

Besides the “mainstream” color names that we know there are shades of colors which are used in oral speech only. They derive from nouns and some of them are used in a humoristic way and denote bad taste. They end in –ι with accent and are indeclinable.  Below there is a list of  colors with…

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