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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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Greek vocabulary: duration Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

Γεια σας! In this post we will look into some words and phrases we use when talking about duration.     Διάρκεια (η): duration. Examples: Η διάρκεια της ταινίας είναι 90 λεπτά. / The duration of the movie is 90 minutes. Οι φίλοι της τής χάρισαν μια δωροεπιταγή για ένα μασάζ διάρκειας μιας ώρας. /…

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Colloquial Greek: a list of common phrases Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

One of the biggest challenges we face when we communicate in a foreign language is to understand the colloquial language: we hear people speak and even though we know the meanings of the words they use, we cannot decode their phrases. In this post, there is a list of colloquial phrases  which will help you…

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Untranslated Greek colloquialisms Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

The most difficult phrases for foreigners to understand, are those who are not listed in dictionaries. They are commonly used when speaking but can be also found in texts. In this post, there is a list with some of the most common expressions with examples on their use. #1. Ε, να “Τι σου είπε ο…

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Greek idioms using the verb “to eat” Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

Τρώω is one of the most common words and means “to eat”. In this post there are  examples on the most common colloquial idioms and slang phrases for this verb. τρώω γκολ: literally, it means “to eat a goal”. This phrase is used in football. Example: if team X scores three goals against team Z…

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