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Greek Culture: Past and Present Posted by on Mar 13, 2019

Γεια σας! This post is about some old traditions and habits which are not strictly followed now.   #1. The afternoon nap In the past, people used to take a nap between 2-4 p.m. Nowadays, in the big cities, most people have no time to sleep in the afternoon. The afternoon nap is called «μεσημεριανός…

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Greek heroes, nicknames and adjectives Posted by on Oct 5, 2018

The Greek literature and mythology are rich in characters whose predominant traits are linked to their name. Nowadays, we use the names of these heroes as adjectives to describe a person with the same traits. In this post, there is a list of the most common names. The examples are written in colloquial Greek and…

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How to be polite in Greek Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Καλησπέρα σας! This post is about the politeness form. According to the stereotype, the Greeks are direct and are easily on first name terms with people they don’t know. The truth is that the way to address people depends on the circumstances. #1. If we want to address someone in a formal way we use…

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