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Mixing the old with the new Posted by on Jun 14, 2020

 We often talk about compound words or derivatives that have an ancient Greek root. It’s time to explore them more closely. What usually happens is that an item, idea or notion is expressed with one word in Modern Greek – usually completely different to the ancient word, sometimes even meaning something very different to our…

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Medical Greek vocabulary Posted by on May 12, 2020

Γεια σας! Nowadays, we are getting used to a new vocabulary, a mostly medical vocabulary, regarding the coronavirus crisis and our behavior in response to it. The medical vocabulary is full of Greek words or words of Greek origin or root, as medical students all over the world can testify. But for most people, many…

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Kitchen Vocabulary in Greek Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

Γεια σας! In this post there is vocabulary extension with words about the kitchen. This time, instead of a list of words there is a text followed by an English translation. Το πρωί πήγα στην κουζίνα για να φτιάξω πρωινό. Η καφετιέρα μου έχει χαλάσει. Έκοψα καφέ στο μύλο, τον έβαλα στο μπρίκι και άναψα…

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Greek vocabulary: different forms of the word “house” Posted by on May 17, 2018

Γεια σας. The word σπίτι (house) is one of the first words students learn. In this post, there is vocabulary  morphologically related  to the words σπίτι and οίκος, which is the ancient Greek word for “house”. #1.σπίτι: house / home Το σπίτι μας έχει δύο υπνοδωμάτια, ένα σαλόνι, μία κουζίνα, ένα μπάνιο και ένα W.C (βεσέ)…

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Use of Greek: yet, already, still, since, for Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

Γεια σας! This post is about the Greek words for already, for, since, just, yet and still. Read the following examples to see the different use of these words. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment! Example 1 ήδη and κιόλας can be used to mean already.Κιόλας is colloquial and more…

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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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New Year wishes in Greek Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

Χρόνια πολλά! In this post there are common expressions that we use when we send a “Happy New Year” message. If you like to write your Greek family and friends or teacher a few words in Greek, you can get some ideas!   Καλή Χρονιά!: Happy New Year! ευτυχισμένο το 2018: happy 2018 εύχομαι: to…

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