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Talk about your hobbies in Greek Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Vocabulary

You like horse riding, rafting and making puppets. You learn Greek and practice conversation with a native speaker. You want to talk about your fascinating hobbies to your Greek friend, but don’t know how. Talking about hobbies and activities is not too difficult because we use very simple verbs that most beginners know, such as μου αρέσει (mou aresee, I like) and κάνω (kano, to do). In this post, there are some examples of phrases related to hobbies, that you might find useful, even if your hobby is not listed. Some of the phrases are literally translated in English.

 

Synergy by Jasmine under a CC license on Flickr

Synergy by Jasmine under a CC license on Flickr

I like sports: Μου αρέσουν τα σπορ. (Mou aresoun ta spor)

I play basket / football / tennis: Παίζω μπάσκετ / ποδόσφαιρο / τένις. (Pezo basket / podosfero / tenis)

I do yoga / athletics / dance: Κάνω γιόγκα / στίβο / χορό. (Kano yoga / stivo /horo)

I run: Τρέχω. (Treho)

I go to the swimming pool / gym: Πηγαίνω στο κολυμβητήριο / γυμναστήριο. (Pigeno sto kolimvitirio / gimnastirio)

 

 

LukePricePhotofraphy under a CC license on Flickr

LukePricePhotofraphy under a CC license on Flickr

I like languages: Μου αρέσουν οι γλώσσες. (Mou aresoun ee gloses)

I learn foreign languages: Μαθαίνω ξένες γλώσσες. (Matheno xenes gloses)

I like traveling: Μου αρέσει να ταξιδεύω. (Mou aresi na taxidevo)

 

 

pkasco under a CC license on Flickr

pkasco under a CC license on Flickr

I like nature: Μου αρέσει η φύση. (Mou aresei ee fisi)

I like walking in the forest: Μου αρέσει να περπατάω στο δάσος. (Mou aresi na perpatao sto dasos)

I like fishing / horse riding: Μου αρέσει το ψάρεμα / η ιππασία. (Mou aresei to psarema / ee ipasia)

I do hiking / mountaineering / rock climbing / rowing / ski: Κάνω πεζοπορία / ορειβασία / αναρρίχηση / κωπηλασία / σκι. (Kano pezoporia / orivasia / anarihisi / kopilasia / ski)

I cycle: Κάνω ποδηλασία. (Kano podilasia)

I do para-gliding: Κάνω παραπέντε. (Kano parapente)

I do rafting: Κάνω ράφτινγκ. (Kano rafting)

I scuba dive: Κάνω καταδύσεις. (Kano katadisis)

 

 

Peter O’Connor aka anemoneprojectors under a CC license on Flickr

Peter O’Connor aka anemoneprojectors under a CC license on Flickr

I paint (painting): Ζωγραφίζω ( η ζωγραφική). (Zografizo, ee zografiki)

I write (writing): Γράφω (το γράψιμο). (Grafo, to grapsimo)

I make jewelery / mosaics: Φτιάχνω κοσμήματα / ψηφιδωτά. (Ftiahno kosmimata / psifidota)

I take jewelery making seminars: Κάνω σεμινάρια κοσμήματος. (Kano seminaria kosmimatos)

I sew (sewing): Ράβω (το ράψιμο). (Ravo, to rapsimo)

I knit (knitting): Πλέκω (το πλέξιμο). (Pleko, to pleximo)

I make clothes: Φτιάχνω ρούχα. (Ftiahno rouha)

I make accessories: Φτιάχνω αξεσουάρ. (Ftiahno axesouar)

I take pottery seminars: Κάνω σεμινάρια κεραμικής. (Kano seminaria keramikis)

I make pottery: Φτιάχνω κεραμικά. (Ftiahno keramika)

I do wood carving: Κάνω ξυλογλυπτική. (Kano xilogliptiki)

I make puppets: Φτιάχνω μαριονέτες. (Ftiahno marionetes)

I’m in a drama club: Είμαι σε μια θεατρική ομάδα. (Eeme se mia theatriki omada)

I like photography: Μου αρέσει η φωτογραφία. (Mou aresee ee fotografia)

 

 

farleyj under a CC license on Flickr

farleyj under a CC license on Flickr

I play music: Παίζω μουσική. (pezo mousiki)

I play the piano / electric guitar / percussion instruments: Παίζω πιάνο / ηλεκτρική κιθάρα / κρουστά. (Pezo piano / ilktriki kithara / krousta)

I’m in a choir: Είμαι σε μια χορωδία. (Ee mai se mia horodia)

I sing: Τραγουδάω. (Tragoudao)

 

jetheriot under a CC license on Flickr

jetheriot under a CC license on Flickr

 

I make natural cosmetics: Φτιάχνω φυσικά καλλυντικά. (Ftiahno fisika kalintika)

I like make-up: Μου αρέσει το μακιγιάζ. (Mou aresee to makeeyaz)

I cook: Μαγειρεύω. (Mayeerevo)

I make sweets: Φτιάχνω γλυκά. (Ftiahno glika)

I take cooking seminars: Κάνω σεμινάρια μαγειρικής. (Kano seminaria magirikis)

I take pastry seminars: Κάνω σεμινάρια ζαχαροπλαστικής. (Kano seminaria zaharoplastikis)

I make wine / beer: Φτιάχνω κρασί / μπίρα. (Ftiahno krasi / bira)

 

I like gardening: Μου αρέσει η κηπουρική. (Mou aresee ee kipouriki)

I work on my garden: Ασχολούμαι με τον κήπο μου. (Asholoume me ton kipo mou)

 

I play chess: Παίζω σκάκι. (Pezo skaki)

I play board games: Παίζω επιτραπέζια παιχνίδια. (Pezo epitrapezia pehnidia)

I play cards: Παίζω χαρτιά. (Pezo hartia)

I like modeling (cars, helicopters etc.): Μου αρέσει ο μοντελισμός. (Mou aresee o mondelismos)

 

 

 

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About the Author: Ourania

Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.