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Street vendors in Greece Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

Γεια σας! Do you like shopping? How often do you go to the stores when you are in Greece? Perhaps you have noticed that there are a lot of street vendors, especially in the big cities. This form of trade is not illegal, provided that the sellers possess the state documents which give them permission…

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Greek vocabulary: uses of the verb to clean Posted by on Aug 20, 2020

Γεια σας. Today we will look at the meanings and the derivatives of the verb to clean.     Καθαρίζω means to clean. Example: Πάντα να καθαρίζεις την καφετιέρα όταν τη χρησιμοποιείς. / Always clean the coffee maker after using it. It can be also used to mean: ξεφλουδίζω: to peel Καθάρισα τα αγγούρια για…

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Word families in Greek: Part Two Posted by on Aug 12, 2020

Γεια σας! A few weeks ago we looked into words families and some of you requested a second part. In this post we will see some commonly used word families.   κοινωνώ (= participate): κοινωνία (society), κοινωνικός (sociable), επικοινωνία (communication), επικοινωνώ (to communicate), ακοινώνητος (unsociable), συγκοινωνία (public transport), τηλεπικοινωνία (telecommunication) , κοινωνικοποίηση (socialization), κοινωνιολογία (sociology)…

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