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Greek vocabulary: common adjectives Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Γεια σας! Greek learners always notice that some Greek words are very long. This is because we use many compound words. This post is about common compound adjectives and you can find more here and here.   #1. Adjectives with φρέσκος: fresh Φρεσκοψημένος-η-ο (φρέσκος + ψήνω: to bake): freshly baked. Σηκωθείτε, παιδιά! Έφερα φρεσκοψημένα κρουασάν…

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Compound adjectives in Greek Posted by on Nov 18, 2020

Γεια σας! In this post we will explore compound adjectives. These adjectives give an expressive aspect to the meaning they describe, they are widely used and they cannot be found in grammar books. αγουροξυπνημένος (άγουρος: unripe + ξυπνάω: to wake up): who just woke up, half-awake Όπως ήταν αγουροξυπνημένος, έβαλε να φτιάξει καφέ και του…

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Greek vocabulary: compound adjectives Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

Γεια σας! A few months ago, I wrote a post about derogatory compound words. Today, we will see some common compound adjectives formed by καλο- (which means nicely) and an adjective. #1. καλοαναθρεμμένος-η-ο: well-brought-up Η κόρη τους είναι ευγενική και καλοαναθρεμμένη. / Their daughter is polite and well brought-up. #2. καλοβαλμένος-η-ο: elegant, nice-looking Η Στεφανία…

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Greek words: expensive, punctual,exactly Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

Γεια σας!If you are on holidays and have free time to study Greek, this post is for you: today, I have some information about the words ακριβός, ακριβώς and ακριβής which give students a hard time. However, explanation is not enough, so it would be good to try to put them in sentences and ask…

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Greek heroes, nicknames and adjectives Posted by on Oct 5, 2018

The Greek literature and mythology are rich in characters whose predominant traits are linked to their name. Nowadays, we use the names of these heroes as adjectives to describe a person with the same traits. In this post, there is a list of the most common names. The examples are written in colloquial Greek and…

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Use of much, many and very in Greek Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

The word πολύς, πολλή, πολύ is an adjective.It has three genders, plural, singular and cases. It can be translated as much, many or a lot of.     Επίθετο (adjective) Έχω πολλά χρήματα. I have much money. Θέλω πολλή μπίρα.  I want much beer. Πίνουν πολύ κρασί. They drink much wine. Ήπιαν πολλούς καφέδες. They…

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Ten Scary Greek adjectives Posted by on Oct 31, 2017

Γεια σας! Καλό Halloween to those who celebrate! Three years ago, there was a post with words related to Halloween. This year, the list is getting bigger with the following adjectives: #1. ανατριχιαστικός: creepy Όταν άνοιξαν την πόρτα του παλιού σπιτιού, άκουσαν έναν ανατριχιαστικό θόρυβο. When they opened the door of the old house, they…

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