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Greek vocabulary quiz for beginners Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

You started having Greek lessons and have been taught basic vocabulary. If you like, you can do the following quiz to test your knowledge. It’s suitable for learners who have had at least a 90 hour tuition. Part One Fill in the gaps choosing α, β or γ. John wants bread. He goes at the…

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Changing the vowels Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

The differences between the written and the oral speech are a source of confusion. Beginners learn that the word “and” is “και”. However, in texts written in in formal language και is often written as κι. In oral speech the vowels are can be omitted and replaced by an apostrophe. In this post we will…

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Speak Greek to your teacher! Posted by on Sep 14, 2015

Most beginners try to avoid using their first language when addressing the teacher, but sometimes they are discouraged because of their limited vocabulary. In this post, there are some common phrases that you can use in class. If you have questions, feel free to leave a comment. English Greek (informal) Greek (formal) We can speak…

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Phrases to use at a Greek hotel Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

In most Greek hotels service speak English so travelers can communicate their needs. However, sometimes the service in small, family-run hotels are not fluent in English so the knowledge of basic Greek could be useful. Below, there is a list of some common requests and simple questions in Greek with a transliteration. It’s not a problem…

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About Greek numbers Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

The Greek numbers are not too hard to learn. However, beginners find it hard to use them. The reason is that the numbers one, three and four are not invariable and are declined. They have three genders (masculine, feminine and neuter), cases , singular and plural. Number one has only singular and numbers three and…

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