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School vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

The verbs “to learn” and “to study” are often misused even by advanced learners of Greek. In this post, there are some examples of their use. There’s also a list of words related to school. διαβάζω (diavazo): to read / to study Ο Μιχάλης διαβάζει την εφημερίδα του. (O Mihalis diavazei tin efimerida tou). Michael…

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English “invaders”: English words used in Greek Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Greek is one of the most ancient languages and there are words to describe almost anything. However, there are English words used in everyday life that cannot be translated. In some cases they can be translated but the Greek version is rarely used. These words can be related to: Places το σούπερ μάρκετ (to super…

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Words with double meaning in Greek Posted by on Jan 14, 2015

In every language there are words that have more than one meanings and Greek is not an exception. Below, there are some common words with two meanings but there are more.   Πώς (pos,used in direct or indirect questions) – how Γεια σου. Πώς πάνε τα πράγματα; (Yeia sou. Pos pane ta pragmata?) Hi. How…

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Once Upon a Time: An Introduction to the Past Continuous Tense Posted by on Jan 7, 2015

Γεια σας! This is the first post of 2015 and it’s about grammar. Παρατατικός (paratatikos, Past Continuous) is the tense of narrations and descriptions. It is used in order to describe an action that was being repeated in the past or that had a duration. Examples: Έπινα γάλα κάθε μέρα. (Epeena gala kathe mera). I…

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