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Forming Greek nouns Posted by on Mar 21, 2022

Γεια σας! This post is about nouns. Nouns can be formed or derive by other nouns, verbs, adjectives and numbers. Today we will see how we can form nouns by verbs. If you want to know more about nouns, you can read this.     The nouns formed by verbs can mean: 1. The person…

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Old prepositions in Modern Greek Posted by on Feb 16, 2022

The prepositions used in daily life are taught at an early stage. When Greek learners deepen their progress, they start using prepositions from ancient Greek or from καθαρεύουσα (katharevousa). Some of these prepositions are used in standard expressions. In this post you can see all the “older” prepositions with examples of their use. If you like…

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Snowstorm in Greece: Vocabulary Posted by on Jan 31, 2022

The last days of January have been challenging. A heavy snowstorm hit Greece, especially Athens, and the country was totally unprepared to face the challenge. The snowstorm that was, ironically, called “Ελπίς” (i.e. “Hope”) , left many areas without electricity, blocked the streets of Athens, letting many drivers trapped in their cars and debunked the…

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Greek vocabulary: Winter Solstice Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

Γεια σας! Happy winter solstice! This year I will deviate from the Christmas-vocabulary posts and I will give you a list of words related to earth as a planet. If you want prefer to learn about Christmas check here, here and here.   #1. θερινό ηλιοστάσιο (το): summer solstice Παράδειγμα: Σε πολλές χώρες γιορτάζουν το…

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Word family in Greek: present Posted by on Nov 30, 2021

Γεια σας. We are going through a period of gratitude, which is materially by offering presents. Therefore, it is a nice opportunity to meet word family in Greek, whose kernel is the word “present”. If you interested in words families, check the post Word families in Greek: Part One and Word families in Greek: Part…

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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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Ohi Day: 28 October 1940 Posted by on Oct 28, 2021

Γεια σας! Σήμερα οι Έλληνες γιορτάζουμε την 28η Οκτωβρίου, την ημέρα που η Ελλάδα είπε το “όχι” στους Ιταλούς. Τοday, we celebrate the day Greece refused to surrender to Italy (on the 28th of October, 1940). After the rejection, Greece was brought into the 2nd World War (Δεύτερος Παγκόσμιος Πόλεμος) In this post, there is…

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