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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 50% of technical and scientific terms are derived from ancient Greek. Here are some useful links: Ancient Greek Online Dictionaries http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_ancient_dictionary.htm (English-Ancient Greek & Ancient Greek-English dictionary & translation) http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/resolveform?redirect=true (ancient Greek dictionary – watch for the right character encoding) http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/ (English to Greek dictionary) Complete online ancient Greek courses (grammar, vocabulary, syntax, writing) http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/grkol-0-X.html (Solid information about the ancient Greek language, FREE) http://daedalus.umkc.edu/FirstGreekBook/index.html (80 useful lessons about ancient Greek, FREE and helpful) http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/greek/ (Introduction to ancient Greek, useful information, doesn’t need registration , FREE) http://leserables.tripod.com/grammar/index.html (Solid grammar resources, FREE) http://www.ancientgreekonline.com/ (Ancient Greek texts and translation, FREE) http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~ancgreek/ (Ancient Greek tutorials, enough information to reach a basic level, FREE) http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/jmarks/summergreek/gk-studyguides/greek_grammar.pdf (Basic Grammar topics, FREE) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_grammar_(tables) (Useful Grammar synopsis, FREE) http://www.nativlang.com/greek-language/ancient-greek-writing.php (Learn to write the ancient Greek alphabet, advanced level, FREE) http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/GreekGrammar.html (Analytical guide to ancient Greek, FREE) http://www.coursehero.com/search_result.php?search_id=5768733&search_key=1b1d1e6ab2ffecb354 (Flashcards about ancient greek vocabulary, FREE)
  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. The most important verb is "to be". It is also irregular in Greek and you have to memorize it as it is. to be / είμαι I am εγώ είμαι ego eimai [eyO EEme] you are εσύ είσαι esi eisai [eSEE EEse] he is αυτός είναι aftos einai [afTOs EEne] she is αυτή είναι afti einai [afTEE EEne] it is αυτό είναι afto einai [afTO EEne] we are εμείς είμαστε emeis eimaste [emEEs EEmaste] you are** εσείς είστε eseis eiste [esEEs EEste] they are αυτοί είναι autoi einai [afTEE EEne] ** It can also be used , if you want to be kind with someone - just like in English Now you should be able to form small sentences! Εγώ είμαι μαθητής. (I am a student) [eyO EEme matheeTEEs] Εσύ είσαι φίλος μου. (You are my friend.) [eSEE EEse FEElos mu] Αυτός είναι ο άντρας μου. (He is my husband.) [afTOs EEne O Antras mu] Αυτό είναι ένα καινούριο αυτοκίνητο. (It is a new car.) [afTO EEne Ena keNUryo aftoKEEneeto] Εσείς είστε ψηλοί. (You are tall.) [eSEEs EEste pseeLEE] Εσείς είστε πολύ όμορφη. (You are very beautiful.) [eSEES EEste poLEE Omorfee] Αυτοί είναι ποδοσφαιριστές. (They are football players.) [afTEE EEne podosfereeSTEs] Another commonly used verb is the verb "have"- in Greek "έχω". This verb is regular so there is a fixed pattern for its suffixes. have/έχω I have εγώ έχω ego eho [eyO Eho] you have εσύ έχεις esi eheis [eSEE Ehees] he has αυτός έχει aftos ehei [afTOs Ehee] she has αυτή έχει afti ehei [afTEE Ehee] it has αυτό έχει afto ehei [afTO Ehee] we have εμείς έχουμε emeis ehoume [eMEEs Ehume] you have εσείς έχετε eseis ehete [eSEEs Ehete] they have αυτοί έχουνε aftoi ehoun [afTEE Ehune] You can use any other regular verb using the suffixes. Common Greek verbs: see βλέπω vlepo [vLEpo] talk μιλάω milao [meeLAo] listen ακούω akouo [aKUo] play παίζω pezo [PEzo] drink πίνω pino [PEEno] buy αγοράζω agorazo [ayoRAzo] take παίρνω pairno [PErno] give δίνω dino [DEEno] love αγαπάω agapao [ayaPAo] Let's see now some sentences that you can form: Εγώ βλέπω τηλεόραση. (I am watching TV.) [eyO vLEpo teeleOrasee] Ο Δημήτρης παίζει ένα ηλεκτρονικό παιχνίδι. (Jim is playing a video game.) [O deeMEEtrees PEzee Ena EElektroneeko pehNEEdee] Ο ταμίας έδωσε τα ρέστα στον πελάτη. (The cashier gave the change to the customer) [o taMEEas Edose ta REsta sTOn peLAtee] O Νίκος αγαπάει τη Μαίρη. (Nick loves Mary) [O NEEkos ayaPAee tee MEree] That's all for now! I hope you'll find this post interesting and useful. More Grammar topics will be added soon
  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 for feminine and -ο/ -ι for neuter Examples: M: βασιλιάς (king) [vaseeleeAs] F: βασίλισσα (queen) [vaSEEleesa] N: παιδί (kid) [peDEE] *Note that in Greek all nouns are assigned to a gender. The Definite Article In English we use 2 articles, the definite (the) and the indefinite (a/an). In Greek we have genders in those articles. M: ο for example : ο βασιλιάς (the king) [O vaseeleeAs] F: η for example : η βασίλισσα (the queen) [EE vaSEEleesa] N: το for example : το παιδί (the kid) [TO peDEE] Δώσε μου το αυτοκίνητο. (Give me the car.) [DOse mu TO aftoKEEneeto] The Indefinite Article We use this article with count nouns in the singular. Those articles have genders, too. M: ένας for example: ένας κάδος (a bin /one bin) [Enas KAdos] F: μία for example: μία ζωγραφιά (a painting / one painting) [ΜΕΕa zoyrafeeA] N: ένα for example: ένα δαχτυλίδι (a ring / one ring) [Ena dachteeLEEdee] ** "ένας / μία / ένα" also mean "one" Plural We explained above the noun's suffixes that can help you determine the gender in singular. Let's see now the suffixes in plural: Μ: -ος (κεραυνός / thunder) [keravNOs] -οι (κεραυνοί / thunders) [keravNOI] -ας (άντρας / man) [Antras] -ες (άντρες / men) [Antres] F: -α (γυναίκα / woman) [yeeNEka] -ες (γυναίκες / women) [yeeNEkes] -η (κλωστή / thread) [klosTEE] -ες (κλωστές / threads) [klosTEs] N: -o (λεπτό / minute) [lepTO] -α (λεπτά / minutes) [lepTA] -ι (παιδί / kid) [peeDEE] -ια (παιδιά / kids) [pedeeA] The Plural Definite Article Singular Plural M: ο οι F: η οι N: το τα Examples: ο Έλληνας [O Eleenas] οι Έλληνες [EE Eleenes] η μητέρα [EE meeTEra] οι μητέρες [EE meeTEres] το παιδί [TO peeDEE] τα παιδιά [TA pedeeA] Numbers 0 zero μηδέν miden [meeDEn] 1 one ένα ena [Ena] 2 two δύο dio [Deeo] 3 three τρία tria [tReea] 4 four τέσσερα tesera [TEsera] 5 five πέντε pente [PEnte] 6 six έξι eksi [Eksee] 7 seven επτά epta [epTA] 8 eight οχτώ ochto [ochTO] 9 nine εννιά enia [enneeA] 10 ten δέκα deka [DEka] 11 eleven έντεκα edeka [Edeka] 12 twelve δώδεκα dodeka [DOdeka] 13 thirteen δεκατρία dekatria [dekatREEa] 14 fourteen δεκατέσσερα dekatesera [dekaTEsera] 15 fifteen δεκαπέντε dekapede [dekaPEde] 16 sixteen δεκαέξι dekaexi [dekaEksee] 17 seventeen δεκαεφτά dekaefta [dekaefTA] 18 eighteen δεκαοχτώ dekaochto [dekaochTO] 19 nineteen δεκαεννιά dekaenia [dekaeneeA] 20 twenty είκοσι ikosi [eekosee] 30 thirty τριάντα trianta [treeAnta] 40 forty σαράντα saranta [saRAnta] 50 fifty πενήντα peninta [peNEEnta] 60 sixty εξήντα eksinta [ekSEEnta] 70 seventy εβδομήντα evdominta [evdoMEEnta] 80 eighty ογδόντα ogdonta [ogDOnta] 90 ninety ενενήντα eneninta [eneNEEnta] 100 one hundred εκατό ekato [ekaTO] * To say 21 in Greek you say 20 + 1= εικοσιένα , 35: 30 + 5 =τριανταπέντε That's all for now! I hope you'll find this post interesting and useful. More Grammar topics will be added soon
  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 that helps you access if you have reached a travel level of the language http://www.transparent.com/learn-greek/quizzes/lotw-quizzes/ Fun Games but with low graphics quality to learn vocabulary http://www.thelanguagemuseum.com/learn_greek/learn_greek.htm Fun knowledge quiz for the origin of the words. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/gameGreekToMe.htm You can also post any link of a game that helped you learn Greek!
  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 simple vocabulary. Here is one of the most famous Fables of Aesop. Ι tried to do 1:1 translation so it will be easy for you to understand the meaning of every word. The Lion and the Mouse Greek version 'Ένα μικρό ποντικάκι παρακολουθούσε ένα λιοντάρι που κοιμόταν. Το ποντίκι θαύμαζε τα αυτιά του λιονταριού, τα μακριά του μουστάκια και την μακριά του χαίτη. "Αφού κοιμάται," , σκέφτηκε το ποντικάκι, "δεν θα καταλάβει ποτέ ότι ήμουν εδώ!" Ευθύς αμέσως , το ποντίκι σκαρφάλωσε την ουρά του λιονταριού, έτρεξε πάνω στην πλάτη του, γλίστρησε στο πόδι του και έπεσε πάνω στην πατούσα του. Το λιοντάρι ξύπνησε και παγίδευσε γρήγορα το ποντικάκι ανάμεσα στα νύχια του. To ποντικάκι ικέτευσε το λιοντάρι: "Σε παρακαλώ, άσε με να φύγω και θα ξαναέρθω να σε βοηθήσω κάποια μέρα." Το λιοντάρι γέλασε: "Είσαι τόσο μικρός! Πως θα μπορούσες ποτέ να με βοηθήσεις?" Το λιοντάρι γελούσε τόσο δυνατά που έπρεπε να κρατάει την κοιλιά του! Τότε το μικρό ποντικάκι δραπέτευσε από τη φυλακή του και έτρεξε όσο πιο μακριά μπορούσε. Την επόμενη μέρα, δύο κυνηγοί ήρθανε στην ζούγκλα. Πήγανε στην φωλιά του λιονταριού και στήσανε μια μεγάλη παγίδα με σκοινί. Όταν το λιοντάρι επέστρεψε σπίτι εκείνο το βράδυ έπεσε μέσα στην παγίδα. Βρυχήθηκε! έκλαψε! Αλλά δεν μπορούσε να ελευθερώσει τον εαυτό του. Το ποντίκι άκουσε τον θλιβερό βρυχηθμό του λιονταριού και γύρισε πίσω γρήγορα για να το βοηθήσει. Το ποντίκι εξέτασε την παγίδα και ανακάλυψε το χοντρό σκοινί που συγκρατούσε όλα τα υπόλοιπα. Ξεκίνησε να ροκανίζει και να ροκανίζει μέχρι που το σκοινί κόπηκε και το λιοντάρι τώρα μπορούσε να τινάξει από πάνω του τα υπόλοιπα σκοινιά που τον κρατούσαν σφιχτά. Σηκώθηκε ελεύθερος και πάλι! Το λιοντάρι γύρισε στο ποντίκι και είπε , "Αγαπητέ μου φίλε, ήμουν ανόητος που σε κορόιδευα που ήσουν μικρός. Τελικά με βοήθησες σώζοντας μου τη ζωή!" English version A small mouse examined a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion's ears, his long whiskers and his long mane. "Since he's sleeping," thought the little mouse, "he'll never realize I'm here!" With that, the mouse climbed up onto the lion's tail, ran across its back, slid down its leg and jumped to its paw. The lion awoke and quickly caught the little mouse between its claws. The little mouse begged the lion: "Please, let me go and I'll come back and help you someday." The lion laughed: "You are so small! How could ever help me?" The lion laughed so hard he had to hold his belly! Then the little mouse escaped his prison and ran until she was far, far away. The next day, two hunters came to the jungle. They went to the lion's lair and they set a huge rope snare. When the lion came home that night, he stepped into the trap. He roared! He wept! But he couldn't pull himself free. The mouse heard the lion's pitiful roar and came back quickly to help him. The mouse examined the trap and discovered the thick rope that held it together. It began nibbling and nibbling until the rope broke and now the lion was able to shake off the other ropes that held him tight. He stood up free again! The lion turned to the mouse and said: "My dear friend, I was foolish to laugh at you for being small. You helped me by saving my life after all!" Some vocabulary: ποντίκι mouse λιοντάρι lion ουρά tail πόδι leg πατούσα paw νύχια claws αυτί ear βοηθώ help μικρός little κοιμάμαι sleep ικετεύω beg σχοινί rope ζωή life γελάω laugh
  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 came to fruition at the Olympics held in Athens in 1896 and are held every 4 years since. Olympic Games have a very special meaning. As Baron Pierre de Coubertin said: "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." Summer and Winter Olympic Games are held in separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years. The last ones include sports like alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, ski jumping and speed skating and many others. The 2014 Winter Olympics, is a major international winter sports event being held in Sochi, Russia in the tradition of the Winter Olympic Games. Fan Facts • The Olympic moto "Citius, Altius, Fortius." is Latin and it means "Faster, Higher, Stronger." • The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924. • The Winter Olympic sports are alpine skiing, biathlon (cross-country skiing and target shooting), cross-country skiing, bobsled, figure skating, freestyle skiing, curling, ice hockey, luge, Nordic combined (ski jumping and cross-country skiing), skeleton, ski jumping, snowboarding, and speed skating. • The Sochi Games goes into the record books as the most expensive games ever held. • Sochi Olympic Park is in a subtropical resort town where the temperatures, even in winter, rarely drop below 12oC. • Bjørn Dæhlie is the athlete has won the most Winter Olympic medals. • 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. Related Vocabulary Olympics Ολυμπιάδα /Olympiada (oleempeeAda) Winter Olympic Games Χειμερινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες / Cheimerinoi Olympiakoi Agwnes (chimereeNEE oleempeeaKEE aYOnes) Summer Olympic Games Καλοκαιρινοί Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες / Kalokairinoi Olympiakoi Agwnes (kalokereeNEE oleempeeaKEE aYOnes) Russia Ρωσία (roSEEa) athlete αθλητής (athleeTEEs) Faster, Higher, Stronger Γρηγορότερα, Ψηλότερα, Δυνατότερα / Grigorotera, Psilotera, Dinatotera (yreeyoROtera pseeLOtera deenaTOtera) medal μετάλλιο / metallio (meTAleeo) marathon μαραθώνιος / marathonios (maraTHOneeos) gold χρυσό / chyso (chreeSO) silver ασημένιο / asimenio (aseeMEneeo) bronze χάλκινο / chalkino (CHAlkeeno) bob sleigh έλκηθρο / elkithro (Elkeethro) cycling ποδηλασία / podilasia (poDEElaseea) figure skating καλλιτεχνικό πατινάζ / kalitechniko patinaz (kaleetechneeKO pateeNAz) ski jumping άλμα με σκι / alma me ski (Αlma me ski) weightlifting άρση βαρών / arsi varon (Arsee vaROn) record ρεκόρ / rekor (reKOr) pedestal βάθρο / vathro (VAthro) winner νικητής / nikitis (neekeeTEEs) archery τοξοβολία / toksovolia (toksovoLIa) modern pentathlon μοντέρνο πένταθλο / monterno pentathlon (moNTErno PEntathlo) triathlon τρίαθλο / triathlo (tRIathlo) final τελικός / telikos (teLEEkos) competition διαγωνισμός / diagonismos (deeagoneesMOs) champion πρωτάθλητης / protathlitis (protathLEEtees) quadrennium τετραετία / tetraetia (tetraeTEEa) break a record κάνω ρεκόρ/ kano rekor (KAno reKOr) track and field στίβου / stivou (STEEvou) rowing κωπηλασία / kopilasia activities δραστηριότητες / drastiriotites (drasteereeOtees) [1]Olympia has both meanings : Ολύμπια (oLEEbeea) - which is the Olympic Games Ολυμπία (oleeBEEa) - which is the town where the ancient Olympics began.
  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 ελέφαντας (e-LE-pha-ntas) = elephant Ζζ ZEE-ta ζέβρα (ZE-vra) = zebra Ηη ΕΕ-τα ήλιος (EE-lios) = sun Θθ THEE-ta Θεσσαλονίκη (the-sa-lo-NEE-kee) =Thessaloniki (city of Greece) Ιι GEEO-ta Iούλιος (i-OU-li-os) = July Κκ KA-pa κήπος (KEE-pos) = garden Λλ LA-mda λεμόνι (le-MO-nee) = lemon Μμ MEE μωρό (mo-RO) = baby Νν NEE νερό (ne-RO) = water Ξξ KSEE ξύλο (KSEE-lo) = wood Oo O-mi-kron oμελέτα (o-me-LE-ta) = omelet Ππ PEE παγωτό (pagoto) = icecream Ρρ Rο ρύζι (REE-zee) = rice Σσς SEE-gma σοκολάτα (so-ko-LA-ta) = chocolate μαθητής = (ma-thee-TEES) = student Tτ TAF Τράπεζα (TRΑ-pe-za) = Bank Υυ EE-psee-lon υπολογιστής(ee-po-lo-gee-STEES) = computer Φφ FEE φίδι (FEE-di) = snake Χχ CHEE χώρα(CHO-rα) = country Ψψ PSEE ψωμί (pso-MEE) = bread Ωω o-ME-ga ώμος (O-mos) = shoulder Intonation in Greek Note that Greek have tonality. A dot over a vowel means that this syllable is emphasized. ** Did you know? The word "Alphabet" derives from Άλφα + Βήτα (the two first letters of Greek alphabet Αα, Ββ)
  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 moderation" This quote has a lot of meaning in many aspects of our lives. Ancient Greeks strongly believed that you should live your life choosing the mean and avoid the extremes on either side, as much as possible. Because having both qualities produces harmony; goodness and beauty. I like this quote because I believe that implementing this value in our lives and passing on this way of thinking to the next generations, could really improve our life quality. [move]I look forward to your quotes and opinions![/move]
  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.kypros.org/LearnGreek/ (Audio based, Needs registration, FREE) http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/default.htm (Free dialogue samples and information for beginners based on CD series that you can purchase) http://www.surfacelanguages.com/language/Greek (Free, enough information to reach a basic level) http://www.fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=Greek (Free, Old-fashioned learning method of listening to audio samples and reading the dialogue script) http://www.rosettastone.com/demo (You can download the demo, but if you want to continue, you will have to purchase the CD-Rom Series) http://livemocha.com/ (Really fun way of learning, Completely FREE if you help other members study your mother tongue) http://greek-lol.com/ (Lessons online with a native Greek teacher) http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/ (Free Visual and Audio features that will help you reach a travel level ,hasn't been updated since 2004) Greek phrases / words / vocabulary http://mylanguages.org/learn_greek.php (Solid information about the Greek language, FREE) http://www.loecsen.com/travel/0-en-67-2-57-free-lessons-greek.html (Basic words and useful phrases you will need for your trip) http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/greek.php (A collection of useful phrases in Greek) http://www.takisnet.org/Greek/ (common Greek phrases) Information about studying in Greece http://www.studyineurope.eu/study-in-greece (Complete guide) http://www.studyingreece.gr/Bachelors/Default.aspx (Bachelor / Master Programs) http://www.studyabroad.com/programs/europe,greece/default.aspx (List of academic/summer programs / internships) http://www.internationalgraduate.net/study-in-greece/ (useful infos) We will make soon another post about ancient Greek!
  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 :"eimai o" + your name It is pronounced as "imeh o" and in Greek it is written "Είμαι ο" and it means "I am" All these could be answers to the questions "Poio einai to onoma sou?" or "Ποιό είναι το όνομα σου, which both stand for the question "What's your name?;" as well as "Pws se lene?" or "Πως σε λένε;" I hope I made it clear,but feel free to ask me whatever seems unfamiliar!
  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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