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Souvlaki time: place your order! Posted by on May 31, 2017

Souvlaki (σουβλάκι) is a generic name for the most famous Greek street food. It could be pieces of pork or chicken cooked on sticks (καλαμάκι χοιρινό, καλαμάκι κοτόπουλο)  or on vertical spits (γύρος) and eaten with grilled bread or wrapped in a flat bread called pita (πίτα).   Traditionally, a pita can be filled with pork…

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Greek Conversation: At a gas station Posted by on May 25, 2017

Most gas stations in Greece are not self-service. There is always an employee (βενζινάς) who fills the tank.  They might also offer you a windshield washing free of charge. If you need to check the tire pressure, you have to do it yourself. If the employee does it for you, it would be good to…

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Grammar Time: The Present Perfect Posted by on May 18, 2017

We use the Present Perfect tense (Παρακείμενος) to talk about an action that happened in the past. The focus is on the effects of the action. It is formed by the verb έχω + the stem of the Past Simple Tense (Αόριστος) + the ending –ει / -εί. έχω αγοράσει έχεις αγοράσει έχει αγοράσει etc…

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Greek adjectives to describe clothing Posted by on May 11, 2017

In this post, there is a list of adjectives about clothing. Most of the adjectives can be used to describe other objects too. ακριβός,-ή,-ό: expensive Αυτή η φούστα κάνει διακόσια ευρώ. Είναι ακριβή. This skirt costs 200 euros. It is expensive. κοντός,-ή,-ό: short ο Τάσος είναι ψηλός και το παντελόνι τού είναι κοντό. Tasos is…

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Playing with Greek verbs Posted by on May 4, 2017

The Greek language is rich in compound words. In this post, there is a list of compound verbs formed by an adverb and a verb or by two verbs. They are used mostly in spoken language. They are very “colorful” and can be used in many contexts. Ξανά + verb Ξανά means again. It can…

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