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Common Greek Homophones Posted by on Jun 1, 2016

Γεια σας και καλό μήνα! In every language there are words with the same sound but with different meaning.Greek is not an exception. In this post there are ten common homophones (ομόηχες λέξεις) but the list is much bigger. βάζο (το): jar, vase / βάζω: to put Η μαρμελάδα είναι στο βάζο. The jam is…

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Greek numbers from 100 to 1000 Posted by on Jan 13, 2016

Greek numbers from 100 to 1000 can be hard to use because they are not invariable. In this post there are some examples of their use and a multiple choice exercise for those who want to practice. Pronunciation 100 εκατό  100 101 εκατόν ένα 101 110 εκατόν δέκα 110 The number 100 is εκατό. The final -ν…

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Changing the vowels Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

The differences between the written and the oral speech are a source of confusion. Beginners learn that the word “and” is “και”. However, in texts written in in formal language και is often written as κι. In oral speech the vowels are can be omitted and replaced by an apostrophe. In this post we will…

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