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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 phrases to use in a hotel Posted by on Jul 28, 2020

Γεια σας! August is coming and some of you are probably going to visit Greece despite the difficult situation. In this post, there are some common phrases you might use with the owner or the employees at a holiday resort.   You can listen to the phrases here:    

Greek verbs and pronouns: common phrases Posted by on Jul 14, 2020

Γεια σας! To day we will take a look at some common phrases composed by a personal pronoun, used as direct object and a verb. The verb is not conjugated. It is put in the 3rd person, singular or plural, and it takes a subject in the nominative case. Below, there is the conjugation of…

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Work vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Oct 8, 2019

Asking about one’s job usually works as an icebreaker for two people who want to start a small talk. In this post, there are phrases and words related to work. Basic phrases about work Τι δουλειά κάνεις; This question means “what job do you do”. We avoid to use it because it is too direct…

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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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Basic English phrases translated in Greek Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

Γεια σας! When speaking or writing in a foreign language, one of the biggest challenges is to avoid the direct translation of common expressions. In this post, there is a list of common English phrases translated in Greek. Until next time. The direct translation μέχρι την επόμενη φορά makes no sense in Greek. It’s better…

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Hotel Dialogue in Greek Posted by on Apr 25, 2017

Sometimes, while traveling, we visit places without having a reservation first. In this post, there is an example of a hotel conversation. Some phrases are translated literally.   (Ρ) indicates the receptionist (ρεσεψιονίστ) and (Π) the customer (πελάτης). (Π) Γεια σας. Θα ήθελα ένα δωμάτιο για δύο βράδια, παρακαλώ. Δεν έχω κάνει κράτηση. Hello. I…

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