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Time for a Greek song! Posted by on Aug 29, 2019

Γεια σας! It is time to explore Greek music, so the topic of this post is Με γέλασαν τα πουλιά, a Greek folk song from Thrace (Θράκη). The version I chose to present is by Θανάσης Ζήκας (Thanasis Zikas) and Εύη Σεϊτανίδου (Evi Seytanidou), known as Καντινέλια (Kadinelia). If you ever have the chance…

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Greek vocabulary quiz for upper-intermediate students Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

Γεια σας! The summer will end soon and some of you might want to review vocabulary before resuming the Greek lessons. In this post, there is a vocabulary quiz suitable for upper-intermediate students (B2 level). For sentences 1-12 choose the Greek word (α, β, γ or δ) that has the same meaning as the English…

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Herbs used by the Greeks Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

If you visit Greece, you should try, at least once, a herbal tea and if you can, bring some herbs (βότανα) back home. Hippocrates (Ιπποκράτης), the father of medicine, studied the benefits of more than 250 herbs. in In this post, we will see a list of herbs, most of which are found in every…

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Colloquial Greek: a list of common phrases Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

One of the biggest challenges we face when we communicate in a foreign language is to understand the colloquial language: we hear people speak and even though we know the meanings of the words they use, we cannot decode their phrases. In this post, there is a list of colloquial phrases  which will help you…

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