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Common phrases in Greek Posted by on Jan 24, 2022

Idiomatic expressions are difficult to learn. In this post, there is a list of phrases that a Greek native speaker uses in daily life. If you want to see more expressions, check this and this.     #1. πιάνω την πάρλα: to chatter, to talk a lot Παράδειγμα: H Μαργαρίτα έπιασε την πάρλα με τη…

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Greek idioms: preposition “with” Posted by on Nov 5, 2021

Γεια σας. Today we will see some expressions with the preposition με. Με means with. Some of the examples are hard to translate, so I have tried to describe their meaning. If you want to add or to change something, feel free to leave a comment. If you want to test how good you are…

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Greek vocabulary: to be out of line Posted by on Oct 13, 2020

Γεια σας! We all know people who often act inappropriately and create problems to the others. Today we will see the most common phrases we use when someone “goes beyond the limits”, as we say in Greek.     Most of these expressions are formed by the prefix παρα- and a verb. Παρα- means excessively…

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Greek Idioms: verb to see Posted by on May 31, 2019

Γεια σας! One of the most common verbs is βλέπω (to see). In this post we will see the different meanings and uses of this verb.   #1. to see Βλέπεις εκείνο το σπίτι; / Do you see that house? #2. to watch Βλέπω τηλεόραση. / I am watching television. #3. to look at Μου…

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“Each” and “everyone” in Greek Posted by on Apr 24, 2018

Γεια σας! Today, we will see the different meanings and uses of the words κάθε, καθένας, καθεμία, καθένα. They are all important words to know and make part of our everyday life vocabulary. In some cases, there is no accurate translation of the sentences, so I have translated the meaning.    Κάθε It is used as…

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Greek vocabulary: Fruit Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

One of the best things that come with autumn is fruit, such as grapes and apples. It’s time to review basic vocabulary related to fruits. In this post there is also extended vocabulary, idioms and proverbs.     Basic vocabulary φρούτο (το) / καρπός (ο): fruit φλούδα (η): skin κοτσάνι (το): stem κουκούτσι (το): pit σπόρος…

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Greek expressions and idioms: to break Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

One of the most common verbs is the verb χαλάω (to break, to break down, to spoil, etc.). Below there are some examples of its use and meanings. 1. To break / to break down Μη χαλάσεις το τάμπλετ σου γιατί δεν έχουμε λεφτά να πάρουμε άλλο. Don’t break your tablet  because we cannot afford another…

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