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International Greek Language Day Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

Γεια σας! Today we celebrate the International Greek Language Day (Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Ελληνικής Γλώσσας). In the post you can read seven facts about the Greek language.   #1. Ελληνιστική Κοινή (Koine Greek) was the first international language (lingua franca). It is the language of the New Testament (Καινή Διαθήκη) and the Gospels (Ευαγγέλια).   #2…

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Free Samples of Modern Greek Language Books Posted by on Mar 12, 2014

Learning a foreign language is not easy. Sometimes learners tend to buy loads of books in their attempt to master the new language as quickly as possible. However, instead of learning the language they often overload the shelves of their bookcase with books that they will never read. There’s nothing wrong with buying books and…

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Yes or No? How to Give Positive and Negative Answers in Greek Posted by on Oct 16, 2013

The most common Greek words which can be used to give positive or negative answers are «ναι» (“nai”, yes) and «όχι» (“ohi”, “no”).  In oral speech, we use many expressions, polite and formal, or more conversational. Below, there are some examples of the use of these exressions. Positive Answers Ναι (nai) :yes Ex: «Σου αρέσει…

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Back to Greek Posted by on Jul 11, 2013

Καλημέρα σε όσους διαβάζουν αυτό το άρθρο. (Kalimera se osous diavazoun afto to arthro: litterally translated it means good morning to those who are reading this post) My name is Ourania (Ουρανία) and I will be posting on the Greek blog. For those who have questions about my name, in Greek mythology Ourania was the…

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