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Survival phrases in Greek about health Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Last Sunday (April 7), we celebrated  World Health Day. The Greek word for health is υγεία. In Greek mythology, Goddess Υγεία (Hygeia), the personification of  health, was connected to  the prevention (πρόληψη) of a disease. In this post there is vocabulary about health. υγεία (η): health.  Related words  are υγιεινός-η-ο (healthy). The words hygiene and…

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How to express assumptions in Greek Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Γεια σας! In this post there are verbs and phrases we use in order to make assumptions. I got the idea from my student Gus. K.,  after we saw the verb “υποθέτω» (to assume) in a crossword puzzle.  Below, there are the most common phrases with examples of their use.  If you have any…

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How to order food in Greek Posted by on Jun 23, 2015

One of the best things you can do in Greece is to eat at a Greek taverna (ταβέρνα). Most waiters are able to communicate in English and the menus are usually translated in English, so ordering food is not a problem. However, if you want to practice the language, in this post there are some…

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The first sentences in Greek Posted by on Feb 26, 2015

The first thing we learn in a foreign language is how to introduce ourselves. However, sometimes it’s not the easiest thing one learns. The Greek phrases that we use are not so easy to remember and many learners need many days of practice in order to “digest” them. Here is what I would say in…

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Use of Greek Quiz Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

You are invited for dinner by some Greek friends. Which phrase would you use in the following contexts? For questions 1-10 choose the answer which is more suitable. The answers are not transliterated so the quiz is suitable for learners who are able to read the Greek alphabet. Intermediate and advanced students might find it…

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