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Archive for March, 2017

Native language interference in learning Greek Posted by on Mar 30, 2017

When we speak a foreign language, it is not unusual to translate directly from our native language. In this post, there are examples of phrases translated from English and the correct way of saying the same thing in Greek. The correct sentences are translated literally from Greek to English. I drove to work: Οδήγησα στη…

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Accusative case: Quiz for beginners Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

The topic of the last post was the use of the accusative case as a direct object. In this post there is a quiz for beginners: you should find the right translation to the English sentences. Καλή επιτυχία! Would you like a coffee? α. Θέλετε ένας καφές;  β. Θέλετε έναν καφέ; My brother is here…

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Examples of the accusative case Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

In this post, there is a list of 15 common verbs followed by nouns in the accusative case (αιτιατική). It is a topic hard to explain, especially to students who are not familiar with syntax terms. Below, there are some examples of nouns in the accusative case and the common mistakes that students make when…

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Greek “feminine” vocabulary Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

Χρόνια πολλά σε όλες τις γυναίκες! Best wishes to all women!  Women’s Day is celebrated in Greece and this post is about twenty special feminine nouns. Their meaning is related to nice and positive feelings. Enjoy! μητέρα: mother Οι γονείς μας είναι η μητέρα μας και ο πατέρας μας. / Our parents are our mother and…

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