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Quiz: Use of Greek 2 (yes or no) Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

Do you know how to accept or to deny an invitation or a request ?Which phrase would you use in the following contexts? For questions 1-10 choose the answer that you find suitable. The answers are not transliterated so the quiz is suitable for learners who are able to read the Greek alphabet. You may find…

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How to order food in Greek Posted by on Jun 23, 2015

One of the best things you can do in Greece is to eat at a Greek taverna (ταβέρνα). Most waiters are able to communicate in English and the menus are usually translated in English, so ordering food is not a problem. However, if you want to practice the language, in this post there are some…

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Pharmacy vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Jun 17, 2015

If you are on holidays and realized that you forgot to pack your first aid kit don’t worry. Finding a pharmacy in Greece is not a problem, unless you stay in a remote village. Pharmacies are closed on Monday and Wednesday after 14:30. During the weekend, they are open only for three hours on Saturday…

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A visit to a Greek kiosk (periptero) Posted by on Jun 10, 2015

If you have been to Greece you have probably noticed the kiosks (περίπτερα) which are found in every city. The first kiosks appeared at the end of the 19th century, as a form of financial assistance to the war-wounded. At first, the only products found in a kiosk were tobacco and newspapers. In the 50’s…

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How to order coffee in Greek Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

Ordering coffee in Greece is easy to do because most waiters and waitresses are able to communicate in English, especially in most tourist destinations. If you want to order coffee in Greek though, in this post you will find some phrases that might be useful. In some places there is no menu on the table, so…

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