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Archive for November, 2015

About feminine nouns Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

Most feminine nouns which end in –η form the plural in –ες: η κόρη, οι κόρες (daughter, daughters), η φίλη, οι φίλες (friend, friends), η ανάγκη, οι ανάγκες (need, needs) etc. However, some of them have their own declination. They form two groups: 1. They are stressed on the penultimate syllable. Examples: Αυτό το κλειδί…

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Changing the vowels Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

The differences between the written and the oral speech are a source of confusion. Beginners learn that the word “and” is “και”. However, in texts written in in formal language και is often written as κι. In oral speech the vowels are can be omitted and replaced by an apostrophe. In this post we will…

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Greek vocabulary from the news Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

In everyday life vocabulary some words are less popular and are not frequently used. We tend to use words such as ευχαριστώ (thank you), σ’ αγαπώ (I love you), συγγνώμη (I’m sorry) and we forget about words such as θύμα (victim), επίθεση (attack), θάνατος (death). After the attacks in Paris and the death of the refugees…

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Quiz: Greek Tenses Posted by on Nov 11, 2015

The quiz of the month is on the tenses of the Indicative and the Subjunctive mood. The sentences are translated in English. Only one answer is correct, α, β or γ. Καλή διασκέδαση! (= have fun)   Indicative Mood   Tomorrow, I will be sleeping all day. Αύριο [α. θα κοιμηθώ β. θα κοιμάμαι γ…

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Sabotaging Greek Language Learning Posted by on Nov 4, 2015

There are many ways to sabotage ourselves when we learn a language: avoiding speaking to native speakers and following approaches which are not suitable to our style and goals are some of them. One of the best ways to restrain ourselves is to create a negative mindset and most of the times we don’t need…

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