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Greek for Librarians (part 2) Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

Hello! This is the another dialogue suitable for librarians. Intermediate and advanced students might find it useful too. Διάλογος  4: Phone Call Κάνω ένα τηλεφώνημα Librarian: Hello, Springfield Public Library, how may I help you? Βιβλιοθηκάριος: Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Σπρίνγκφιλντ, λέγετε παρακαλώ. (Dimotiki vivliothiki Springfiled, legete parakalo) Patron: Hi. I was wondering if the library has…

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Greek for Librarians (Part 1) Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

Greeks don’t read as they used to do in the past but there is still a great number of people who visit the libraries frequently. The libraries are usually municipal and anyone can get a card after filling in an application form and showing an ID. Usually, this is a free process. Readers have also…

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Use of Greek: verb to switch on Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

Sometimes students are not sure which verb means to turn an appliance on. The most common verb is ανοίγω (aneego) which means “to open” but also “to turn/switch on”: Ανοίγω τα μάτια μου. (Anigo ta matia mou). I open my eyes. / Ανοίγω το παράθυρο. (Anigo to parathiro). I open the window. With some nouns…

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Listen to Greek! Posted by on Aug 3, 2015

The summer is at its peak and some of you are probably on holiday. For those of you who want to practice Greek, in this post there is a listening comprehension exercise suitable for Intermediate students. Watch the video about the Toy Museum and do the exercise that follows: you have to tell whether the…

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