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Use of the Greek verb “to speak” Posted by on Feb 10, 2019

Γεια σας! This post is about the uses of the verb μιλάω, which means “to speak”. In some contexts, it means “to say”. Some examples are translated literally.     Μιλάω is followed by:   #1. με (with) Examples: Μιλήσαμε με την γιατρό μας. / We spoke with our doctor. Πρέπει να μιλάς πιο συχνά…

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Mythical creatures and common words Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

What is common between mythical creatures and common words? If you are interested in the origin of words and how some words are related to Greek mythology, this post is for you.   #1.chimera (χίμαιρα): This is the less common word of the list. Ιt is used to mean something unreal. It Greek mythology, Chimera (Χίμαιρα)…

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Greek vocabulary: different forms of the word “house” Posted by on May 17, 2018

Γεια σας. The word σπίτι (house) is one of the first words students learn. In this post, there is vocabulary  morphologically related  to the words σπίτι and οίκος, which is the ancient Greek word for “house”. #1.σπίτι: house / home Το σπίτι μας έχει δύο υπνοδωμάτια, ένα σαλόνι, μία κουζίνα, ένα μπάνιο και ένα W.C (βεσέ)…

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Common Greek compound nouns Posted by on Jul 12, 2017

The Greek compound words are used very frequently. In an older post there was a list of compound verbs. In this post, there are two lists of words composed by the nouns σπίτι (house) and άνθρωπος (man) and another noun or adjective. σπίτι κουκλόσπιτο [κούκλα (doll) + σπίτι]: dollhouse Η Νεφέλη πήρε για τα γενέθλιά…

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Vocabulary quiz: find the synonym Posted by on Jun 26, 2017

Γεια σας! It will be July soon and some learners are having a break from their studies. If you want to take a break but not to lose contact with the language, this post is for you. There is a vocabulary quiz suitable for beginners and pre-intermediate students: all you have to do is to…

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Greek adjectives to describe clothing Posted by on May 11, 2017

In this post, there is a list of adjectives about clothing. Most of the adjectives can be used to describe other objects too. ακριβός,-ή,-ό: expensive Αυτή η φούστα κάνει διακόσια ευρώ. Είναι ακριβή. This skirt costs 200 euros. It is expensive. κοντός,-ή,-ό: short ο Τάσος είναι ψηλός και το παντελόνι τού είναι κοντό. Tasos is…

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Playing with Greek verbs Posted by on May 4, 2017

The Greek language is rich in compound words. In this post, there is a list of compound verbs formed by an adverb and a verb or by two verbs. They are used mostly in spoken language. They are very “colorful” and can be used in many contexts. Ξανά + verb Ξανά means again. It can…

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