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Uses of the Greek verb “to hit” Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

One of the most common verbs is the verb χτυπάω (to hit). It is used in many contexts and has various meanings. #Example 1: to hit a person Μαμά! ο Γιάννης με χτύπησε! Mom! Yannis hit me!   #Example 2: to hit (one’s head, arm etc.) Ο Θάνος σκόνταψε στο τραπέζι και χτύπησε το πόδι…

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Some aspects of the Greek culture Posted by on Jun 15, 2018

Sometimes our habits are a mystery to the others. I always get questions such as: “why do Greek parents let their adult children stay in their house for free?” or “why do people who invite me to dinner give me food to take home?” Although cultural differences are hard to explain, they are always nice…

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Use of Greek: to pass Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

Verbs give people a hard time but not only because of their grammatical characteristics. In Greek, as in many languages, a verb has more than one significations and can be used in different contexts. In this post, there are some sentences with the verb περνάω,which means “to pass”. It is one of the most common…

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The Greek pronoun no one Posted by on May 26, 2018

Sometimes, the students are puzzled by the use of the indefinite pronoun κανένας, καμία, κανένα (no one). In this post, there are examples of how it is used it in a sentence. When used in negative sentences, it means no one. See the declension here: kanenas Τhe pronoun κανένας has genders and cases. It can be…

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Greek vocabulary: different forms of the word “house” Posted by on May 17, 2018

Γεια σας. The word σπίτι (house) is one of the first words students learn. In this post, there is vocabulary  morphologically related  to the words σπίτι and οίκος, which is the ancient Greek word for “house”. #1.σπίτι: house / home Το σπίτι μας έχει δύο υπνοδωμάτια, ένα σαλόνι, μία κουζίνα, ένα μπάνιο και ένα W.C (βεσέ).…

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