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Greece is mourning Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Vocabulary

Today is a day of mourning for Greece. More than 70 people lost their life and dozens are missing, while trying to escape the fire in Eastern Attica, 40 kilometers from Athens. The grief leaves no space for other feelings and there are no words to say.
In this post there is basic vocabulary related to this topic, that might be helpful if you read Greek newspapers, and a list of links to the online news.



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η φωτιά: fire
η πυρκαγιά: conflagration
ο καπνός: smoke
οι φλόγες (η φλόγα): flames
το δάσος: forest
η αναδάσωση: reforestation
ο, η πυροσβέστης: firefighter
η Πυροσβεστική: Fire Department
το όχημα: vehicle
το μέτωπο φωτιάς: fire front
η εστία φωτιάς: source of fire
πύρινος, πύρινη, πύρινο: fiery
η καταστροφή: destruction
η ζημιά: damage
καίω: to burn
το έγκαυμα: burn
σώζω: to save
η διάσωση: rescue
σβήνω (φωτιά): to extinguish (a fire)
ο εμπρησμός: arson
ο εμπρηστής: arsonist
ο, η τραυματίας: injured
η εκκένωση: evacuation
εκκενώνω: to evacuate
ο αέρας, ο άνεμος: wind
οι στάχτες (η στάχτη): ashes


Watch the Greek news on the Internet:

Read the news in English:

Hashtag: #PrayForGreece


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About the Author: Ourania

Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.


  1. Simon:

    I would just like to express my sympathy in this terrible time.

    • Ourania:

      @Simon Thank you, I really appreciate it.

  2. Jean-Pierre:

    Ευχαριστώ πολύ γiα αυτη την αποστολή και τις διευθύνσεις των ΤV . Λύπη και περισυλλογή

    • Ourania:

      @Jean-Pierre Ευχαριστώ για τη συμπαράστασή σας.