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Word family in Greek: present Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Γεια σας. We are going through a period of gratitude, which is materially by offering presents. Therefore, it is a nice opportunity to meet word family in Greek, whose kernel is the word “present”. If you interested in words families, check the post Word families in Greek: Part One and Word families in Greek: Part…

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Greek vocabulary: common adjectives Posted by on Jun 4, 2021

Γεια σας! Greek learners always notice that some Greek words are very long. This is because we use many compound words. This post is about common compound adjectives and you can find more here and here.   #1. Adjectives with φρέσκος: fresh Φρεσκοψημένος-η-ο (φρέσκος + ψήνω: to bake): freshly baked. Σηκωθείτε, παιδιά! Έφερα φρεσκοψημένα κρουασάν…

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Compound adjectives in Greek Posted by on Nov 18, 2020

Γεια σας! In this post we will explore compound adjectives. These adjectives give an expressive aspect to the meaning they describe, they are widely used and they cannot be found in grammar books. αγουροξυπνημένος (άγουρος: unripe + ξυπνάω: to wake up): who just woke up, half-awake Όπως ήταν αγουροξυπνημένος, έβαλε να φτιάξει καφέ και του…

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Greek vocabulary: compound adjectives Posted by on Sep 16, 2019

Γεια σας! A few months ago, I wrote a post about derogatory compound words. Today, we will see some common compound adjectives formed by καλο- (which means nicely) and an adjective. #1. καλοαναθρεμμένος-η-ο: well-brought-up Η κόρη τους είναι ευγενική και καλοαναθρεμμένη. / Their daughter is polite and well brought-up. #2. καλοβαλμένος-η-ο: elegant, nice-looking Η Στεφανία…

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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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