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Word families in Greek: Part Two Posted by on Aug 12, 2020

Γεια σας! A few weeks ago we looked into words families and some of you requested a second part. In this post we will see some commonly used word families.   κοινωνώ (= participate): κοινωνία (society), κοινωνικός (sociable), επικοινωνία (communication), επικοινωνώ (to communicate), ακοινώνητος (unsociable), συγκοινωνία (public transport), τηλεπικοινωνία (telecommunication) , κοινωνικοποίηση (socialization), κοινωνιολογία (sociology)…

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Greek compound adjectives Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

Γεια σας! Today we will see some compound adjectives formed by καλο- (good) or κακο- (bad) and an adjective. καλόβολος: easy-going Παράδειγμα: Αν πας διακοπές με την Έλενα, θα περάσεις πολύ ωραία. Είναι καλόβολη και δεν παραπονιέται. / If you go on vacation with Elena, you will have a great time. She is easy-going and…

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Eight colloquial Greek verbs Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

Γεια σας! Everyday life expressions are always interesting and hard to know because they cannot be found in textbooks. In this post, there are eight common verbs used in casual conversations.   #1. κουκουλώνομαι: to cover oneself with a blanket or with thick clothes. Example: Γιατί κοκουλώθηκες έτσι; Κρυώνεις; / Why did you cover yourself…

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Show your emotions with Greek interjections Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

The Greek language is rich in interjections. They are short words or phrases which are invariable and are accompanied by the appropriate extralinguistic characteristics, such as body language and facial expressions. They are used in oral speech and also in literature. Α! (ah) : it is used to show exclamation or amazement. We also…

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Question words in Modern Greek Posted by on Jul 2, 2014

Πόσο μακριά είναι το χωριό;

Question words are placed at the beginning of the sentence. Sometimes their use is confusing because some of them are declined, i.e. they have singular and plural, genders and cases. Note that we use the Greek question mark:  ; 1. Ποιος, ποια, ποιο (pios, pia, pio): who, which Ποιος είναι αυτός ο άντρας; (pios ine…

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