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Speed expressions in Greek Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

One of the most common expressions is “σιγά σιγά”: it means that things will be done in no rush, at one’s own convenience. Literally, it means “slowly slowly”. In this post there is a list of expressions which mean the opposite: at once, promptly, in no time.   άρον άρον: it is a phrase from…

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Greek vocabulary: Professions Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

In this post there is a list of some common professions. Some jobs have two versions, a formal and a colloquial. In most cases, the formal version is rarely used.   αγρότης (ο), αγρότισσα (η): farmer αεροσυνοδός (ο, η): air hostess αθλητής (ο), αθλήτρια (η): athlete ανθοπώλης (ο), ανθοπώλισσα (η): florist αρχαιολόγος (ο, η): archaeologist…

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Common Greek names Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

Γεια σας! If you have Greek friends, Greek names might not sound strange to you. Greek names can be of ancient Greek, Hebrew origin, Roman or Byzantine origin. Below there is a list of some common names with their shortcuts. If you think that there names which must have been included in this list, feel free…

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Interrogative pronouns quiz in Greek Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

Γεια σας! In this post there is a quiz on interrogative pronouns. It is a challenging topic because some pronouns, such as ποιός (who) and πόσος (how many, how much) are declined. All you have to do is to find the right translation of the following sentences. #1. What does “book” mean? α. Τι σημαίνει…

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