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Untranslated Greek colloquialisms Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

The most difficult phrases for foreigners to understand, are those who are not listed in dictionaries. They are commonly used when speaking but can be also found in texts. In this post, there is a list with some of the most common expressions with examples on their use. #1. Ε, να “Τι σου είπε ο…

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The Active Participle in Greek Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Γεια σας! Τoday we will see the different uses of the active participle (ενεργητική μετοχή). It is formed by the stem of the verb and the endings –οντας (for verbs ending in-ω) or –ώντας (for verbs ending in –ώ): τρέχοντας (running) / μιλώντας (speaking). The active participle can be used to express: 1. The way…

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Presents for Valentine’s Day in Greece Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Γεια σας! Χρόνια πολλά σε όσους γιορτάζουν! Happy Saint Valentine’s Day to those who celebrate it! Many Greeks find that this day is just a commercial event that has nothing to do with romance. However, for others it’s an occasion to express their love to their partner by giving a special present.   λουλούδια (flowers)…

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