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  1. As I promised in a previous post, I did my best to find the most interesting links that will help you while studying ancient Greek. Why study ancient Greek? Studying an extinct language may seem bizarre for some people, but the benefits of that will definitely surprise you. Learning ancient Greek will not only help you understand better the Greek language, but also improve you vocabulary and your grammar comprehension in English. That is why ancient Greek is the foundation of many English words, from alpha 'adamant' to zeta 'zodiac'. In fact, a great portion of English vocabulary and almost 5
  2. I added some more topics about Greek Grammar. After studying this material you will be able to form simple sentences! Pronouns Let's see now how pronouns are in Greek. I εγώ ego [eyO] you εσύ esi [esEE] he αυτός aftos [afTOs] she αυτή afti [afTEE] it αυτό afto [afTO] we εμείς emeis [eMEEs] you εσείς eseis [eSEEs] they αυτοί aftoi [afTEE] Verbs This is a great chapter in Greek Grammar. Below are some basics.
  3. Hello Ninna! I hope you are having great time here in Greece! You can check other topics to help you study Greek or you could propose a topic that would help you with the language. If you were interested you could open a topic where we can discuss in Greek, for you and other members to practice writing,too!
  4. Greek Grammar The Greek Grammar is quite complicated at first glance but this should not discourage you. Taking one step at the time will help you absorb the things you learn and reach a satisfying level really soon. Below you will find some useful information and examples to move your first steps in the Greek Grammar world. Gender While in English there are nouns that are automatically thought of as masculine (like king for example) and others as feminine (e.g. queen), in Greek we have suffixes that determine the gender of the words. These are: -ος/ -ης/ -ας for masculine -η/ -α
  5. Learning Greek Through Fun Games! What is more fun than learning while playing? Here are some links where you can find free and fun games to help you familiarize with the Greek Language! Game that helps you with the Greek Vocabulary (Colors/ Animals/ Fruit & Vegetables and many others) http://www.digitaldialects.com/Greek.htm Flashcards with Greek Vocabulary http://www.softschools.com/flashcards/greek/ Fun quiz of BBC on the occasion of 2014 Olympics http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/talk/olympics/ Greek Alphabet Game - very helpful! http://www.inrebus.com/GreekAlphabet.swf Quiz
  6. Aesop and his Fables Aesop's Fables were meaningful stories credited to the Greek fabulist and story teller Aesop, who believed to have lived in Ancient Greece in the 5th century BC. In these fables, the leading characters are mainly animals like the fox, the lion, the wolf etc. Animals speak and act like humans in these fairy tales and they interact with people and sometimes Gods too. They are short symbolical stories, who stand out for their allegorism and educational meaning. I find these meaningful fables very interesting and I believe they could help you read Greek because of their si
  7. Hello littlebelgianwriter! Thank you for finding this post useful Since you already know Ancient Greek, you have the foundation to learn Modern Greek as well, in no time! Yes, you are totally right if you are saying that in every case 'Β'/'β' is pronounced as 'v'.
  8. On the occasion of Sochi 2014 Olympics, I grasped the opportunity to post a few interesting information about this very important event. As you may already know, Olympics has its roots in ancient Greece. Ancient Olympics began in 776 B.C. in Olympia and were a series of athletic competitions. Although it seemed to be an athletic event, it was more like a religious festival, as it was held in honor of the Greek god Zeus. Olympia[1] was held every 4 years and it banned in 394 B.C. by Theodosius. Many years later, Baron Pierre de Coubertin had a vision; to revive the Olympic Games. His desire
  9. The Greek alphabet is the script that has been used to write the Greek language since the 8th century BC. It is the same for both Ancient and Modern Greek. Below you can check all 24 letters with the right pronunciation and an example for each of it used in a word. Αα A-lpha Αθήνα (a-THEE-na) = Athens (capital of Greece) Ββ VEE-ta βήμα (VEE-ma) = step Γγ Ga-ma γάτα (GA-ta) = cat Δδ DE-lta δάσος (THΑ-sos) = forest --"th" here sounds like in "the" Εε E-psee-lon
  10. The Ancient Greek philosophers have played a pivotal role in the shaping of the western philosophical tradition. So, I took the initiative to start a thread where any of us can post our favorite quotation and trigger interesting conversations! My favorite, among others, quote is "Παν μέτρον άριστον" / "Pan Metron Ariston" , which means "Everything in moderation" Τhis quote is attributed to Kleovoulos o Lindios (6th century BC.) and there are many who claim that the right quote is "Μέτρον Άριστον" / "Metron Ariston" because its translation in modern Greek has more meaning. "Everything in mod
  11. It is true that if you know Ancient Greek it is much easier for you to understand the complexity of language. Almost every word in Modern Greek has its roots in ancient Greek vocabulary. However, in my personal opinion, it is easier to understand ancient Greek if you have experience in modern.
  12. Links to online Modern Greek language resources Greek Online Dictionaries: http://www.wordreference.com/engr/dictionary (Very useful English-Greek, Greek-English dictionary) http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_dictionary.htm (English-Greek & Greek-English dictionary & translation) http://www.lexicool.com/greek-dictionary-translation.asp (English-Greek & Greek-English dictionary & translation) http://www.worldlingo.com/en/resources/greek_dictionaries.html (Greek dictionary and many more) Complete online Greek courses (grammar, vocabulary, audio, syntax, writing) http://www.
  13. How to introduce yourself in Greek // Greek lesson for Beginners Greek language has a lot of ways to express the same thing and this fact is one of the most known attributes of this language. One easy way to introduce yourself is by saying : "me lene" + your name It is pronounced "meh leneh" and in Greek it is written : "Με λένε" and it means "My name is" One other way to say your name is: "To onoma mou einai" + your name It is pronounced "to onoma mu ineh" and in Greek it is written "Το όνομα μου είναι" and it means the same thing as the above. Finally, the easiest way is by saying
  14. It is actually more like : "Gine Kaliteros Anthropos Apo Ton Patera Sou" For reference, this line has influence from Homer's Iliad, Book 6, where Hector prays to the gods that his son will grow to be a powerful and strong leader of Troy, and when he comes back from war, others will say that he was a better man than his father, making his mother proud. Ι am very proud that you liked it, it is one of my favorites ,too!
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