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Greek phrases to use in a hotel Posted by on Jul 28, 2020

Γεια σας! August is coming and some of you are probably going to visit Greece despite the difficult situation. In this post, there are some common phrases you might use with the owner or the employees at a holiday resort.   You can listen to the phrases here:    

Greek vocabulary: duration Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

Γεια σας! In this post we will look into some words and phrases we use when talking about duration.     Διάρκεια (η): duration. Examples: Η διάρκεια της ταινίας είναι 90 λεπτά. / The duration of the movie is 90 minutes. Οι φίλοι της τής χάρισαν μια δωροεπιταγή για ένα μασάζ διάρκειας μιας ώρας. /…

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Greek verbs and pronouns: common phrases Posted by on Jul 14, 2020

Γεια σας! To day we will take a look at some common phrases composed by a personal pronoun, used as direct object and a verb. The verb is not conjugated. It is put in the 3rd person, singular or plural, and it takes a subject in the nominative case. Below, there is the conjugation of…

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Word families in Greek: Part One Posted by on Jul 7, 2020

Γειά σας! Today’s topic deals with word families in the Greek language. Word families are important and extremely useful because they provide us with an easy and fun way to expand our vocabulary and enhance our understanding of the structure of the Greek language. What is more, they can help us immensely in mastering and…

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Listening Comprehension in Greek: wine in the ancient years Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Γεια σας! Σήμερα θα κάνουμε μια άσκηση ακουστικής κατανόησης. Today we will do a listening comprehension exercise. It is suitable for B2-C1 students. If you are less advanced, the transcript is provided, so that you can listen and read at the same time. The extract is from a podcast from skai about the food during…

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Colloquial phrases in modern Greek Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Γειά χαρά! Today we are going to take a look into some colloquial phrases we often hear in Greek but are quite difficult to understand.   Colloquial phrases are metaphorical expressions used in everyday speech. These are usually short, often incomplete, phrases, usually taken from a proverb or anecdotal incident, so it is difficult to…

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Greek grammar: Personal Pronouns Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

Γεια σας! It’s time to review some grammar and syntax. Many students of the Greek language find it quite difficult to put the objects of a verb in the correct case. Why? Because there are a lot of different options. Today we are going to focus on what happens with the double object verbs. Most…

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