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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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Use of much, many and very in Greek Posted by on Nov 27, 2017

The word πολύς, πολλή, πολύ is an adjective.It has three genders, plural, singular and cases. It can be translated as much, many or a lot of.     Επίθετο (adjective) Έχω πολλά χρήματα. I have much money. Θέλω πολλή μπίρα.  I want much beer. Πίνουν πολύ κρασί. They drink much wine. Ήπιαν πολλούς καφέδες. They…

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Say the colors in Greek Posted by on Apr 6, 2014

Ήρθε η άνοιξη! (Irthe i anixi, spring is in the air) Spring is the season of colors and the Greek vocabulary is rich in adjectives and idioms related to colors (χρώματα, hromata). The colors grammatically are adjectives, so they  have genders, singular and plural and cases, i.e. they are not invariable. 1. Form of colors…

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