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Greek vocabulary about money Posted by on Aug 31, 2021

In this post there is a group of words related to money. In Greek, we use different words to describe the money paid to an insurance company, to a freelancer or to buy a ticket for public transport. If you like slang and colloquialisms, check this post about Slang words for stingy or penniless in…

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Express feelings in Greek (Part One) Posted by on Apr 7, 2021

Γεια σας! Sometimes, it’s difficult to use the right words to express how we feel, even on our native language. Today we will see some expressions about feelings in Greek. These expressions are about joy, sadness and indifference. There will be a new post, with more phrases, soon.   Πώς εκφράζω χαρά (How to express…

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Common Greek verbs used with appliances Posted by on Jan 18, 2021

Γεια σας! Today it is time to do some vocabulary. Most learners are familiar with the Greek vocabulary about appliances. This post has a list of verbs used with the appliances and examples about their use. το ψυγείο: refrigerator διατηρώ: to preserve Το ψυγείο διατηρεί τα τρόφιμα κρύα. The food preserves the food cold. κρυώνω…

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Greek vocabulary: uses of the verb to clean Posted by on Aug 20, 2020

Γεια σας. Today we will look at the meanings and the derivatives of the verb to clean.     Καθαρίζω means to clean. Example: Πάντα να καθαρίζεις την καφετιέρα όταν τη χρησιμοποιείς. / Always clean the coffee maker after using it. It can be also used to mean: ξεφλουδίζω: to peel Καθάρισα τα αγγούρια για…

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Grocery shopping in Greek Posted by on Apr 20, 2016

In Greece most super markets (σούπερ μάρκετ) are rather small. Usually, they are open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 21:00 and on Saturday from 8:00 to 20:00. They are closed on Sunday. If you plan to go to a super market in Greece or  you just want to learn new vocabulary, in this…

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“Come on! Hey! Come again?” Examples of the use of ela. Posted by on Sep 26, 2013

One of the most common Greek words is έλα  (ela). It is the imperative of the verb έρχομαι (erhomai, to come) and literally it means come (in the second singular person):  “Έλα! Το λεωφορείο φεύγει!»  (Ela! To leoforeio fevgei. Come! The bus is leaving!) The plural of έλα is ελάτε (elate, come): «Ελάτε παιδιά, φεύγουμε!»…

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