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Greek words of Turkish origin Posted by on Nov 18, 2021

What does a watermelon and a shoe have in common? Is there any difference between a “butcher” and a “meat seller”? You can use your imagination to find the answers or to carry on reading. In this post there is a list of common words used in standard Greek. All these words are of Turkish…

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Greek idioms: preposition “with” Posted by on Nov 5, 2021

Γεια σας. Today we will see some expressions with the preposition με. Με means with. Some of the examples are hard to translate, so I have tried to describe their meaning. If you want to add or to change something, feel free to leave a comment. If you want to test how good you are…

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Ohi Day: 28 October 1940 Posted by on Oct 28, 2021

Γεια σας! Σήμερα οι Έλληνες γιορτάζουμε την 28η Οκτωβρίου, την ημέρα που η Ελλάδα είπε το “όχι” στους Ιταλούς. Τοday, we celebrate the day Greece refused to surrender to Italy (on the 28th of October, 1940). After the rejection, Greece was brought into the 2nd World War (Δεύτερος Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος) In this post, there is…

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Greek quiz inspired by the rain Posted by on Oct 15, 2021

Γεια σας από τη βροχερή Αθήνα! Hello from rainy Athens. Today we will do a grammar quiz, with phrases related to rain. The quiz is suitable for intermediate students. You will find the answer key on the next post. If you want me to check your answers, feel free to leave a comment. Καλή τύχη!…

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Library Vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Sep 29, 2021

Γεια σας! The last post of this month is about βιβλιοθήκες (libraries). In Greece, there are libraries at all the municipalities (δημοτική βιβλιοθήκη, community library). University students can go to the αναγνωστήριο (ανάγνωση means reading) where they can study or work on a project. You can also read four dialogues at the library here and…

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About cats Posted by on Sep 20, 2021

Γεια σας! Σήμερα θα μιλήσουμε για γάτες. Today we will talk about cats. This time, I will not give you a list of words but sentences in Greek followed by the English translation. The Greek word for cat is γάτα and it’s feminine. The masculine noun is γάτος but if we talk about cats in…

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Greek vocabulary about money Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

In this post there is a group of words related to money. In Greek, we use different words to describe the money paid to an insurance company, to a freelancer or to buy a ticket for public transport. If you like slang and colloquialisms, check this post about Slang words for stingy or penniless in…

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