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Archive for February, 2016

Music vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

At the moment, Greece is sliding into one of the most serious humanitarian crisis, in its modern history. For some of us who are incurable dreamers, the only antidote is art. In ancient Greek mythology, the god Apollo (Απόλλων) was the leader of the Nine Muses (Εννέα Μούσες) who were nymphs associated to arts: Ερατώ (Erato)…

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Greek vocabulary for car lovers Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Γεια σας! This post is on terms related to cars. Car lovers might find it useful. αυτοκίνητο (το): car όχημα (το): vehicle Ο Γιάννης έχει ένα μπλε αυτοκίνητο. / Yannis has a blue car. When we state the brand, we use the article μία or ένα. O Γιάννης οδηγεί μία BMW, μία Mercedes, ένα Toyota…

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A short trip to Greece Posted by on Feb 17, 2016

Γεια σας! In this post there is a video about Λαγκάδια (Langadia) a village in Arcadia, in Southern Greece.It played an important role in the Greek War of Independence. It is also known for its stone-built houses. The video is followed by a listening comprehension exercise for intermediate students. Beginners can watch the video and…

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Use of Greek: the Genitive Case Posted by on Feb 9, 2016

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the accusative case (αιτιατική). In this post there are examples on the use of the genitive case (γενική). The genitive case can be used to show: Possession: Αυτό είναι το βιβλίο του Νικου.  This is Nikos’ book. The subject of an action (subjective genitive): Όλοι μιλούσαν…

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Examples on the use of Greek verbs Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

The use of the conjunctions να (to), ότι and πως (that) confuses the learners. Some verbs are followed only by να, some others are followed only by ότι or πως and some others can be followed by the three conjunctions. In this post there is a list of some common verbs and examples of their…

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