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Transitive and Intransitive Greek Verbs Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

In this post there is a list of common verbs that can be used with a direct object or without one. The object shows the person or the thing the action of the verb affects. When a verb is used without an object , it is the action of the verb that is important. ανοίγω…

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Garden vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

A few decades back, in every small house in the city there was a characteristic type of yard or a garden. People who lived in apartment complexes use to grow plants in pots in the balcony. In the villages, every  house had its own vegetable garden where people grew greens and vegetables. There was also place…

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Greek vocabulary for beginners: the weather Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

The winter has finally come to Greece. In this post there is a list of words suitable for beginners with examples of their use. Advanced students can check this post from 2015. Καλό χειμώνα!   Ουσιαστικά (nouns) η ζέστη: heat Το καλοκαίρι κάνει ζέστη. It’s hot in the summer. ο ήλιος: sun Πάμε στο πάρκο…

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New Year’s Resolution: How to Learn Greek This Year Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

Καλή Χρονιά! I guess you are reading this post because you learn Greek or because learning Greek is one of your New Year’s Resolutions. In spite of the way you learn the language-using a textbook, taking ‘mainstream” classes or using self-study methods, I would like to offer a few tips that might help you achieve…

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