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Archive for June, 2020

Listening Comprehension in Greek: wine in the ancient years Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Γεια σας! Σήμερα θα κάνουμε μια άσκηση ακουστικής κατανόησης. Today we will do a listening comprehension exercise. It is suitable for B2-C1 students. If you are less advanced, the transcript is provided, so that you can listen and read at the same time. The extract is from a podcast from skai about the food during…

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Colloquial phrases in modern Greek Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Γειά χαρά! Today we are going to take a look into some colloquial phrases we often hear in Greek but are quite difficult to understand.   Colloquial phrases are metaphorical expressions used in everyday speech. These are usually short, often incomplete, phrases, usually taken from a proverb or anecdotal incident, so it is difficult to…

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Greek grammar: Personal Pronouns Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

Γεια σας! It’s time to review some grammar and syntax. Many students of the Greek language find it quite difficult to put the objects of a verb in the correct case. Why? Because there are a lot of different options. Today we are going to focus on what happens with the double object verbs. Most…

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Mixing the old with the new Posted by on Jun 14, 2020

 We often talk about compound words or derivatives that have an ancient Greek root. It’s time to explore them more closely. What usually happens is that an item, idea or notion is expressed with one word in Modern Greek – usually completely different to the ancient word, sometimes even meaning something very different to our…

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Summer expressions in Greek Posted by on Jun 4, 2020

 Even though it’s raining everyday, the summer is here in Greece ! Ice cream season has started, swimming season has started, and we all try to find some time to hit the beach and take some sun! So, along with the summer, the heat and the sun come some expressions which are very frequent but…

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