Greek Language Blog

Archive for August, 2017

A short story in Greek Posted by on Aug 30, 2017

Γεια σας! In this post, there is a short story followed by an audio file. Please, note that the story is translated literally, in order to make the use of Greek easier to understand. Most of the verbs are put in the Present Continuous tense, which is not so common in English, because this is…

Continue Reading

Samples of Modern Greek textbooks Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

Γεια σας! In an older post from 2004, there was a list of free samples of Greek textbooks. In this post, there are more suggestions. You can also find some free pdf files. Ελληνικά για σας (Greek for you): a bilingual series for levels A0-A1 and A2. There are explanations in English, French, Russian, Albanian…

Continue Reading

Greek vocabulary quiz for all levels Posted by on Aug 16, 2017

Summer will end up in a couple of weeks, so it’s time to review the vocabulary. This time, the quiz has three sections: questions 1-8 are for beginners, 9-16 for intermediate students and 17-24 for advanced students. All you have to do is to choose the word that has a similar meaning to the word…

Continue Reading

Greek idioms using the verb “to eat” Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

Τρώω is one of the most common words and means “to eat”. In this post there are  examples on the most common colloquial idioms and slang phrases for this verb. τρώω γκολ: literally, it means “to eat a goal”. This phrase is used in football. Example: if team X scores three goals against team Z…

Continue Reading

Time to experience a Greek fair! Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

Το πανυγήρι (fair) is an event strongly associated with the Greek culture. Fairs are organized in honor of a Saint and take place during the evening at the central square of the village or at the churchyard. Sometimes, they last up to three days. In a fair, one can buy cheap items for the house…

Continue Reading