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I’m all ears: Greek idioms Posted by on Mar 30, 2016

  Most students are familiar with human body vocabulary. In this post, there are  common expressions with the words αυτιά (ears), κεφάλι (head), λαιμός (neck), μάτια (eyes), στόμα (mouth)  and χέρια (hands). Some of these expressions are old fashioned. αυτιά: ears Δεν πιστεύω στα αυτιά μου: I can’t believe my ears Όταν μου είπε ότι…

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To talk, to discuss: Greek vocabulary Posted by on Mar 23, 2016

Most people believe that the Greeks are extroverted and talkative. Even though this is not always the case, it is true that most of us enjoy spending a lot of time talking with friends. In this post you may find some basic vocabulary related to speaking. Enjoy! απαντάω= to answer, to reply Τη ρώτησα αν…

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“Clean” vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Mar 16, 2016

One of the most common stereotypes is that for Greek women the housework never ends.This stereotype doesn’t apply to the “new-generation” women, because most of them work so they spend very few time for cleaning the house compared to their grand-mothers. Τhis post is not about Greek housewives though, it is about vocabulary related to housework.  …

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Greek personal pronouns quiz Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

Some of my students find the personal pronouns a  challenging grammar topic. In this post there are two quizzes for intermediate students. Quiz 1 Complete the sentences using α, β, or γ.  I saw him yesterday: [α. Τον β. Του γ. Αυτός]  είδα σήμερα. I met her at Miranda’s party: [α. Αυτή β. Την γ.…

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