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International Greek Language Day Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

Γεια σας! Today we celebrate the International Greek Language Day (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Ελληνικής Γλώσσας). In the post you can read seven facts about the Greek language.   #1. Ελληνιστική Κοινή (Koine Greek) was the first international language (lingua franca). It is the language of the New Testament (Καινή Διαθήκη) and the Gospels (Ευαγγέλια).   #2…

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News from Greece: #METOO Posted by on Feb 3, 2021

Undoubtedly, the hottest topic of the month is the appearance of the #MeToo movement (κίνημα) in Greece. It all started when  Σοφία Μπεκατώρου (Sophia Bekatorou) an Olympic Sailing champion declared that she was sexually assaulted by an executive of the Hellenic Sailing Federation in Palma de Mallorca in 1998. A few hours after this declaration…

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Greece on lockdown: vocabulary from the news Posted by on Nov 6, 2020

Γεια σας! Greece will be put on lockdown tomorrow. In this post there is a list of words found in almost every newspaper article and newscast. Each word or phrase is followed by an example of its use in a sentence. In some cases the translation of the examples is literal. διάγγελμα (το)= formal speech…

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Greek News: Education during the pandemic Posted by on Oct 5, 2020

Γεια σας! The school year has started on the 14th of September (14 Σεπτεμβρίου). In this post we will see some words and phrases related to the precautions taken due to the rise of the COVID cases (κρούσματα κορωνοϊού) in Greece.   Όλα τα παιδιά άνω των τεσσάρων ετών και οι εκπαιδευτικοί φοράνε μάσκες. Οι…

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Greek vocabulary about social distancing Posted by on Apr 25, 2020

Γεια σας! The Greek government considers to end the lockdown measures soon, as long as there is no increase of the coronavirus cases. However, social distancing (κοινωνική απoμάκρυνση) is still important. In this post, there are some words and phrases about this topic. Λέξεις απομάκρυνση (η): distancing απόσταση (η): distance συνάθροιση (η): gathering συναθροίζομαι: to…

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News from Greece: the spreading of COVID-19 Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

The most important news from Greece refer to COVID-19 and the refugee crisis at the Greek-Turkish border. Today, the topic is related to the spreading of the virus in Greece. Τhe Ministry of Health (Υπουργείο Υγείας) confirmed that there are thirty-one cases of coronavirus (κορονοϊός). Twenty-one of them are travelers who returned from a religious…

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News from Greece: election of the President of the Republic Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

Today is an important day for Greece because it is the first time that a woman is elected as President of the Republic (Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας).The new President is Αικατερίνη Σακελλαροπούλου (Ekaterini Sakelaropoulou), former president of the Council of State (Συμβούλιο της Επικρατείας). If you read newspapers in Greek, you are likely to find vocabulary…

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