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Archive for July, 2015

Phrases to use at a Greek hotel Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

In most Greek hotels service speak English so travelers can communicate their needs. However, sometimes the service in small, family-run hotels are not fluent in English so the knowledge of basic Greek could be useful. Below, there is a list of some common requests and simple questions in Greek with a transliteration. It’s not a problem…

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About Greek numbers Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

The Greek numbers are not too hard to learn. However, beginners find it hard to use them. The reason is that the numbers one, three and four are not invariable and are declined. They have three genders (masculine, feminine and neuter), cases , singular and plural. Number one has only singular and numbers three and…

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Use of Greek: demonstrative pronouns Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

The pronouns τέτοιος and τόσος can be confusing. They are both translated as such but τόσος can take more definitions depending on the context. The difference is that τέτοιος is used to state quality and τόσος is used to state quantity. They are declined as adjectives (see pdf) and they agree in gender, number and…

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About the Government of Greece Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

In the last days, many views have been expressed about the Greek referendum, the economic crisis and the practical problems that Greece has to deal with. In this post you can find some basic information about the Greek system of government which is much different than the American one. Στην Ελλάδα η μοναρχία καταργήθηκε με…

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