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Sports vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Nov 21, 2019

Last week two athletes from Greece were distinguished. Panos Triantafyllou (Πάνος Τριανταφύλλου) won the gold medal at the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation’s (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in Amsterdam. Panos Triantafyllou had a car accident in 2004 and started practicing sports three months later. The other athlete is Stefanos Tsitsipas (Στέφανος Τσιτσιπάς) who…

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Greek recipe: tzatziki Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

Γεια σας! Today I will share with you a recipe of one of the most famous Greek appetizers: τζατζίκι! For those of you who are not familiar with Greek food, tzatziki is a dip made of yogurt, cucumber and garlic. It is made with ingredients found in any grocery store, so you should give it…

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Happy Halloween with Greek folklore! Posted by on Oct 30, 2019

Γεια σας! Happy Halloween! Halloween may not bet a Greek holiday but the last years it becomes more and more popular. Today I will share some superstitious beliefs that appeared many years ago. You can also read more about superstitions in one of the first posts of the blog.   Η φωτιά (fire): In the…

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In memory of the Greek heroines Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

On the 28th of October every year, we celebrate the refusal of the Greeks to allow the Axis forces to occupy Greek territories, which resulted in the beginning of Greece’s involvement in World War II.   This post is about the contribution of Greek women to the war. In Epirus (Ήπειρος), the women helped the…

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US states in Greek Posted by on Oct 21, 2019

Γεια σας! Today we will see how the names of the American states are translated in Greek. Sometimes, Americans find it difficult to talk about the place they live because they don’t know the Greek translation. Some names, such as Kansas or Maine are not translated but what about Massachusetts or West Virginia? Check the…

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Work vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

Asking about one’s job usually works as an icebreaker for two people who want to start a small talk. In this post, there are phrases and words related to work. Basic phrases about work Τι δουλειά κάνεις; This question means “what job do you do”. We avoid to use it because it is too direct…

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Understanding colloquial Greek Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

Do you find it hard to understand the Greeks when they speak, even though your Greek is good? This happens because they speak fast and also because they do not always pronounce the words and phrases as they write them. In this post, we will see how the Greeks speak when they interact in an…

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