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Greek verbs related to sound Posted by on Aug 18, 2021

Γεια σας. It’s time for a vocabulary extension post so this post is about Greek verbs related to sound. These verbs are not taught to beginners but native speakers use them in daily conversations. The translation of the examples is literal and in some cases the English phrases might seem strange. If you like sounds…

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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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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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Use of Greek: to pass Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

Verbs give people a hard time but not only because of their grammatical characteristics. In Greek, as in many languages, a verb has more than one significations and can be used in different contexts. In this post, there are some sentences with the verb περνάω,which means “to pass”. It is one of the most common…

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