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Greek grammar quiz: cases Posted by on Jun 29, 2016

Most learners find the use of cases (i.e. ονομαστική, γενική, αιτιατική, κλητική) challenging. In this post, there is a quiz on the right use of the four cases for pre-intermediate students.  There is only one right option for each sentence.     This is Giannis’ car. Αυτό είναι [α. του αυτοκινήτου τον Γιάννη. / β…

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Describing character vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Describing a person in a foreign language is not always simple. In this post, there is character trait vocabulary. Slang and colloquialisms are not included. The feminine and the neuter are in brackets. αγενής (αγενής, αγενές): rude αισιόδοξος (αισιόδοξη, αισιόδοξη): optimistic ακατάστατος (ακατάστατη, ακατάστατο): untidy, messy αναβλητικός (αναβλητική, αναβλητικό): procrastinator ανεκτικός (ανεκτική, ανεκτικό): tolerant ανεξάρτητος…

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About Athens Posted by on Jun 15, 2016

This post is about Athens, the capital of Greece and my hometown. As, I am not the right person to write about its history, I will just give my own reasons for disliking and liking this place. If you have visited Athens and want to share your experience, feel free to leave a comment. Four…

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Common Greek Homophones Posted by on Jun 1, 2016

Γεια σας και καλό μήνα! In every language there are words with the same sound but with different meaning.Greek is not an exception. In this post there are ten common homophones (ομόηχες λέξεις) but the list is much bigger. βάζο (το): jar, vase / βάζω: to put Η μαρμελάδα είναι στο βάζο. The jam is…

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