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War vocabulary Posted by on Oct 28, 2015

Today is the “No” day anniversary (η επέτειος του “Όχι”) and we celebrate the participation of Greece in the World War II. In this post there is basic vocabulary related to war and a vocabulary exercise for intermediate or advanced students.   war: ο πόλεμος (o polemos) civil war: ο εμφύλιος πόλεμος (o emfilios polemos)…

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Scary grammar Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

It’s Halloween soon. If you don’t find witches, black cats and jack o’ lanterns scary enough, this post is about one of the most frightening aspects of Greek: matching adjectives, articles and pronouns to their nouns. The adjectives taught at Level A1 are the ones ending in –ος (masculine), –η or –α (feminine) and –ο…

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Use of Greek: quiz for beginners Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

Some of the trickiest words for beginners are ποιος (who), ποιον (whom), πώς (how), πού (where), τι (what), and πόσο (how much / how many). If you want to challenge yourself, find the Greek translation of the following sentences. Only one sentence is correct. The answers are on the pdf. Καλή τύχη! (Good luck).   How…

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