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Common mistakes in Greek (part 2) Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

Γεια σας! Two years ago I wrote a post about the most  common mistakes foreigners make in Greek. Today, the topic of the post is the incorrect use of Greek, so it is the “sequel” of the previous post.     #1. Είμαι αργά or είμαι αργός. This phrase means “I am slow” and people…

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Common mistakes in Greek (part 1) Posted by on Dec 7, 2020

Γεια σας! Το θέμα μας σήμερα είναι κάποια από τα συνηθισμένα λάθη που κάνουν οι ξένοι μαθητές στα ελληνικά. The post is about some of the most common mistakes foreign students make in Greek. I have written articles with the same topic a few years ago. You can check this and this. #1. Ίσως /…

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Native language interference in learning Greek Posted by on Mar 30, 2017

When we speak a foreign language, it is not unusual to translate directly from our native language. In this post, there are examples of phrases translated from English and the correct way of saying the same thing in Greek. The correct sentences are translated literally from Greek to English. I drove to work: Οδήγησα στη…

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Examples of the accusative case Posted by on Mar 16, 2017

In this post, there is a list of 15 common verbs followed by nouns in the accusative case (αιτιατική). It is a topic hard to explain, especially to students who are not familiar with syntax terms. Below, there are some examples of nouns in the accusative case and the common mistakes that students make when…

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The first sentences in Greek Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

The first thing we learn in a foreign language is how to introduce ourselves. However, sometimes it’s not the easiest thing one learns. The Greek phrases that we use are not so easy to remember and many learners need many days of practice in order to “digest” them. Here is what I would say in…

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