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Archive for October, 2014

“Black” vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Oct 31, 2014

Καλό Χάλοουην! (Kalo Halloween, Have a nice Halloween). In Greece we don’t celebrate the Halloween but we are familiar with it through movies and series. In Greek mytholody, the God of the Underword was Hades (Άδης). His kigdom was dark and never reached by the sun and no one was allowed to go back to…

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Show your emotions with Greek interjections Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

The Greek language is rich in interjections. They are short words or phrases which are invariable and are accompanied by the appropriate extralinguistic characteristics, such as body language and facial expressions. They are used in oral speech and also in literature. Α! (ah) : it is used to show exclamation or amazement. We also…

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Is there anything good on tv? Posted by on Oct 14, 2014

Do you like television? In Greece most people like television (τηλεόραση, teeleorasee) because it’s an accessible means of entertainment. Usually, they prefer to watch reality shows, series and entertainment shows. Cooking shows are also very trendy nowadays. Below there is a list of some tv shows. If you want to watch Greek television, you can…

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Greek colloquialisms-Quiz Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

Are you good in colloquialisms? If you were coming to Greece tomorrow would you be able to understand some of the most common expressions used in conversations? Do this quiz to find out!   1. Yannis is penniless. a. Ο Γιάννης δεν έχει χρήματα.(O Yannis den ehei hrimata) b. Ο Γιάννης δεν έχει μία.(O Yannis…

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