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Common phrases in Greek Posted by on Jan 24, 2022

Idiomatic expressions are difficult to learn. In this post, there is a list of phrases that a Greek native speaker uses in daily life. If you want to see more expressions, check this and this.     #1. πιάνω την πάρλα: to chatter, to talk a lot Παράδειγμα: H Μαργαρίτα έπιασε την πάρλα με τη…

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Common Greek expressions: “Slow” words Posted by on Dec 18, 2020

Γεια σας! Τον χειμώνα ο ρυθμός της ζωής γίνεται πιο αργός. In winter the rhythm of life is slower. Today, we will see some expressions which are used to mean slowly. #1. αργά αργά: slowly. One of the most common expressions that everybody knows. Ήπιε τον καφέ του αργά αργά. #2. σιγά σιγά: slowly Η…

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Talking about the Future in Greek Posted by on Jan 1, 2018

Γεια σας! Καλή χρονιά! Happy New Year! The first post of the New Year is about expressions that we use when we want to refer to the future. Σε μία ώρα: in an hour Το τρένο θα έρθει σε μία ώρα. The train will come in an hour. Σε δύο / τρεις κ.λ.π. ώρες: in…

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Greek idioms with the verb “to do” Posted by on May 13, 2015

Γεια σας, τι κάνετε; (Hello, how are you?) Κάνω is one of the first verbs that one learns in Greek. It is also one of the most common ones. Below there is a list of idioms, and colloquial expressions with κάνω and some examples of their use. Its first meaning is “to do” and “to…

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“What’s going on?”:uses of the verb ginomai Posted by on Nov 26, 2013

One of the most common verbs that causes problems to Greek learners is γίνομαι (ginomai). It  means “to become”. If you haven’t come across it yet, you are very likely to hear it as soon as you go to Greece, and if you have already been there, you have definitely heard people using it regularly…

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