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Ten Common Greek verbs in the Imperative Mood Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

Γεια σας! In this post we will see the Imperative mood of ten passive verbs which are commonly used by native speakers. The tenses given are Ενεστώτας (Present), Αόριστος (Past Simple) and Προστακτική (Imperative).   #1. Ενεστώτας:έρχομαι (to come) Αόριστος:ήρθα Προστακτική:έλα / ελάτε Example:Παιδιά, ελάτε μέσα, βρέχει! / Children, come in, it’s raining!…

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Full Moon 2018: Something’s happening in Greece! Posted by on Aug 6, 2018

For most Greeks August is the month of summer holidays. It is  time to relax, to meet family and friends and also to enjoy many cultural events which will take place in 95 archaeological sites all over the country from the 24th to the 27th of August. If you are in Greece, don’t miss the…

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Souvlaki time: place your order! Posted by on May 31, 2017

Souvlaki (σουβλάκι) is a generic name for the most famous Greek street food. It could be pieces of pork or chicken cooked on sticks (καλαμάκι χοιρινό, καλαμάκι κοτόπουλο)  or on vertical spits (γύρος) and eaten with grilled bread or wrapped in a flat bread called pita (πίτα).   Traditionally, a pita can be filled with pork…

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Greek Survival phrases: quiz Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

If you are planning a vacation in Greece, this quiz might be of some use. You can check your knowledge and learn new phrases. It is suitable for beginners or pre-intermediate students. Enjoy!     Question 1: If someone asks you “τι κάνεις;” the right answer is: α. Κάνω καλά, ευχαριστώ! β. Είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ!…

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Greek dialogues: At the bakery Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

If you are hungry and want to eat something cheap, the right place for you is the bakery (φούρνος). Apart from bread and bread products, you can find different types if savory and sweet pies, such as cheese pie (τυρόπιτα), spinach pie (σπανακόπιτα), sausage pie (λουκανικόπιτα), apple pie (μηλόπιτα) and many more, sandwiches (σάντουιτς), sweets…

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Greek vocabulary for car lovers Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Γεια σας! This post is on terms related to cars. Car lovers might find it useful. αυτοκίνητο (το): car όχημα (το): vehicle Ο Γιάννης έχει ένα μπλε αυτοκίνητο. / Yannis has a blue car. When we state the brand, we use the article μία or ένα. O Γιάννης οδηγεί μία BMW, μία Mercedes, ένα Toyota…

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Phrases to use at a Greek hotel Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

In most Greek hotels service speak English so travelers can communicate their needs. However, sometimes the service in small, family-run hotels are not fluent in English so the knowledge of basic Greek could be useful. Below, there is a list of some common requests and simple questions in Greek with a transliteration. It’s not a problem…

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