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Quiz on Greek food Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Γεια σας! If you are overwhelmed by watching the news about the COVID, take a break and do the quiz about Greek food. #1. Santorini (Σαντορίνη) is famous for: a. Vinsanto (sweet wine) b. fava (φάβα) c. white eggplant (λευκή μελιτζανα) d. all of the above   #2. You can drink λικέρ κουμκουάτ (kumquat liqueur)…

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Resources for Greek Learners Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

Γεια σας! The major topic in the news is the corona virus πανδημία (pandemic). Some of us are locked inside and try to spend time in creative activities. For some people, this is the perfect moment to learn a new language or to enhance their skills. In this post there are some resources that you…

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Greek compound adjectives Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

Γεια σας! Today we will see some compound adjectives formed by καλο- (good) or κακο- (bad) and an adjective. καλόβολος: easy-going Παράδειγμα: Αν πας διακοπές με την Έλενα, θα περάσεις πολύ ωραία. Είναι καλόβολη και δεν παραπονιέται. / If you go on vacation with Elena, you will have a great time. She is easy-going and…

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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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Eight colloquial Greek verbs Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

Γεια σας! Everyday life expressions are always interesting and hard to know because they cannot be found in textbooks. In this post, there are eight common verbs used in casual conversations.   #1. κουκουλώνομαι: to cover oneself with a blanket or with thick clothes. Example: Γιατί κοκουλώθηκες έτσι; Κρυώνεις; / Why did you cover yourself…

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Common Greek filler words and phrases Posted by on Feb 6, 2020

Γεια σας! Today we will see some common filler words and phrases which are used in oral speech. These words are meaningless, so do not try to translate them. They are only used when we want to make a pause or when we feel awkward and hesitant during a conversation. #1. Λοιπόν It can mean…

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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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