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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 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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Greek quiz: How good you are in slang? Posted by on Feb 19, 2019

Γεια σας! Most people like learning slang words because they are funny. If you want to test how good you are in Greek slang or if you want to learn new vocabulary, you can do the following quiz. Please, note that although the words are relatively “standard”, the content of this article might be offensive…

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Uses of the Greek verb “to hit” Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

One of the most common verbs is the verb χτυπάω (to hit). It is used in many contexts and has various meanings. #Example 1: to hit a person Μαμά! ο Γιάννης με χτύπησε! Mom! Yannis hit me!   #Example 2: to hit (one’s head, arm etc.) Ο Θάνος σκόνταψε στο τραπέζι και χτύπησε το πόδι…

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“Animal” verbs in Greek Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

Γεια σας! A few years ago I wrote a post about animal words used when describing people. In this post, there is a list of slang words deriving from animal words. They are verbs and we use them everyday but when translated, they are less “revealing”.   If you use similar expressions in your language, feel…

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Derogatory Greek words Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

The adjective παλιός, παλιά, παλιό means old. When used in compound nouns, it gives the second noun a pejorative meaning. It cannot be used with every noun. In this post, there is a list with the most common words compound by παλιός- and a noun. Note: this post contains bad language in English.   #1…

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Greek idioms using the verb “to eat” Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

Τρώω is one of the most common words and means “to eat”. In this post there are  examples on the most common colloquial idioms and slang phrases for this verb. τρώω γκολ: literally, it means “to eat a goal”. This phrase is used in football. Example: if team X scores three goals against team Z…

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