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Archive for November, 2014

Thanksgiving vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Nov 28, 2014

Γεια σας! Ελπίζω ότι όσοι από σας γιορτάζατε την Ημέρα των Ευχαριστιών να περάσατε καλά! (Hello! I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgivings Day had a nice time!) In Greece, it is celebrated only by expats. However, it’s a good opportunity for everyone, in spite of their nationality and religion, to think of all…

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Time for Time Words in Greek! Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

The prepositions that come before time words are tricky and learners often use them incorrectly because they translate them directly from their language. The words that we use in Greek are some forms of the accusative case of the definite article or the preposition σε (se) contracted with the accusative case of…

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Funny place names in Greek Posted by on Nov 13, 2014

Words like εστιατόριο (estiatorio, restaurant), or καφενείο (kafeneio, café) are taught to Greek learners at a very early stage.Besides the place names used in formal language, there are other terms used in oral speech. Some of those terms are generation specific and in some cases they are not even understood outside the generation. Those of…

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Pas kala? Exrpess anger in Greek! Posted by on Nov 4, 2014

One of the stereotypes about Greeks is that they get angry very often and that they use bad language. Although it’s true that the Greek language is rich in slang and idioms that we use when we get angry, cursing is socially acceptable only in football fields or in places where teenagers hang out.…

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