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Archive for January, 2018

How to be polite in Greek Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Καλησπέρα σας! This post is about the politeness form. According to the stereotype, the Greeks are direct and are easily on first name terms with people they don’t know. The truth is that the way to address people depends on the circumstances. #1. If we want to address someone in a formal way we use…

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Greek quiz: much, many, very Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

Γεια σας! A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the different forms and uses of πολύς-πολλή-πολύ. In this post, there is a quiz suitable for pre-intermediate and intermediate students. You have to choose a, b, c or d to answer the questions 1 to 10. Only one answer is correct. The right answers…

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Derogatory Greek words Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

The adjective παλιός, παλιά, παλιό means old. When used in compound nouns, it gives the second noun a pejorative meaning. It cannot be used with every noun. In this post, there is a list with the most common words compound by παλιός- and a noun. Note: this post contains bad language in English.   #1…

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Talking about the Future in Greek Posted by on Jan 1, 2018

Γεια σας! Καλή χρονιά! Happy New Year! The first post of the New Year is about expressions that we use when we want to refer to the future. Σε μία ώρα: in an hour Το τρένο θα έρθει σε μία ώρα. The train will come in an hour. Σε δύο / τρεις κ.λ.π. ώρες: in…

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