Greek grammar rules – when to write the την or τη or δεν or δε ? It might be a bit complicated, without any reason.
In this article, we will explain to you when you should write the ” -ν
” at the end of the articles ,
το(ν),
 τ(ην), as well as with  δε) and μη)?

While learning Greek,  we suppose you have wondered what happens with the “-ν” at the end of the articles or in the words “δεν” and “μην”. Sometimes you see δεν, but you also see δε.. . etc.

Even if you have read the rules about when to write what, you still feel insecure or you can not remember what to write?

Well, in that case, do not worry! There is a solution ; Just put “-ν” everywhere!  So always write τον,  την, as well as  δεν and μην!
Easy!  😊

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Greek Verbs for beginners are usually the verbs belonging to the  A, B1 and B2 Groups. You will hear this terms regularly, when you start learning Greek grammar.
Because, let’s be honest, speaking Greek without knowing grammar or how to conjugate your verbs, is simply impossible!
A verb is a central element in a sentence because nearly every sentence requires a verb. And therefore it is of major importance to learn how to conjugate your verbs correctly in Greek,  if you want to be able to communicate in Greek.

Below an intro for Beginners starting to learn Greek, or a good repetition for those learning Greek with language apps, which do not explain the structure of Greek grammar.

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Carnival in Greece is a big winter celebration, during which Greeks enjoy themselves, organize parties and eat a lot of meat!

The aim of Carnival is to encourage all citizens, and visitors, to be a part of a lively, fun-filled celebration, which takes place in many venues, squares, streets and schools of villages, towns, or city neighborhoods.  Read more about Greek Carnival, while learning useful Greek vocabulary.

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“Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 19

If you are at an intermediate level in Greek, then boost your Greek listening skills with the Omilo Podcast.  It also helps you learn common everyday Greek vocabulary and life situations in Greece. In this podcast you can listen to every story first at a slow reading pace, followed by the same story, narrated at a normal Greek native speaking pace, as well as an extra vocabulary list at the end.

Every month one new Greek story. And it is free!
(Note: this podcast is not a Greek course and the episodes don’t follow a step-by-step grammar or difficulty sequence.)

Listen to story #19 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 19 ; Ο χειμώνας στην Ελλάδα είναι γεμάτος εκπλήξεις!
Winter in Greece, is full with surprises

In this episode, Myrto reads for you a story about how Greeks usually give names to their children, but times also change..


Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ;
Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Myrto Yfanti
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The Greek Winter Song, might be not a known Greek Song, but the singer D. Savvopoulos is a very known !

Not all songs need to be about love, or the pain not to be loved… :-).  And not all songs always tell you the truth!

For example, the big hit “It is never cold in Greece“/ Δεν κάνει κρύο στην Ελλάδα” is a very popular song…but does it tell you the truth ?

At Omilo, we know better, and we have experienced several winters in Greece! Not only in the mountains, but also in Athens…
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Winter in Greece is never boring, and for those who thought that Greece is only a summer country, you couldn’t be more wrong :-).  Due to its varied nature and culture, Greece has to offer something in any season!
The end of 2022 and beginning of 2023 was a sunny and warm period, but we expect any moment the winter to start…
Better be prepared, and get your warm cloths ready…or start planning your winter trip to Greece!

Below you can also listen to the Greek audio by teacher Marina. For the Greek text, click on the button here above.

 

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Greek Mythology combined with Halcyon days! You might wonder what this means, but as in every country and season, there are natural phenomena.

A Greek winter can be cold and in the mountainous areas, it always snows. However, every year there are also some very warm days with a lot of sunshine. They are called the “Halcyon days” or “Alkionides Meres“. Unfortunately, we never know on which days exactly those calm bright days will come. Usually, it is the period after Christmas until the end of January when there is a non-interrupted period of days with clear blue skies and warm temperatures, which at least in the Athens region can reach more than 20°C during day-time. Read more

The Vasilopita is a nice Greek Tradition . Baking the “vasilopita”, a special cake for the New Year, will make sure to start things off right! When cutting the cake into slices on New Year’s Day, Greeks will name each slice as they cut it, after everyone in the family and friends. Usually, also a coin is hidden in the bottom of the cake. Whoever is lucky enough to get the coin in their slice is considered especially blessed in the coming year! So maybe a nice Greek tradition to also try it with your family and friends back home?

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The Winter started ,  so a good time to relax or have some “Christmas Holiday” fun…

We wish you a very nice Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Ο χειμώνας άρχισε . Ώρα να ξεκουραστείς και να περάσεις καλά…
Σας ευχόμαστε Καλά Χριστούγεννα & Ευτυχισμένος ο Καινούργιος Χρόνος

This period goes together with lights, many lights, as well as presents and happy music!  Also, the orange and neratzi trees all over Greece, look like happy creative Christmas trees. We are all bombarded with negative and worrying news, as well as unpleasant monthly bills, so those lights, Christmas carols, and gift-shopping,  are perfect to give you some  ‘FG – Feel Good’ -vitamins!

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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 18

If you are at an intermediate level in Greek, then boost your Greek listening skills with the Omilo Podcast.  It also helps you learn common everyday Greek vocabulary and life situations in Greece. In this podcast you can listen to every story first at a slow reading pace, followed by the same story, narrated at a normal Greek native speaking pace, as well as an extra vocabulary list at the end.

Every month one new Greek story. And it is free!
(Note: this podcast is not a Greek course and the episodes don’t follow a step-by-step grammar or difficulty sequence.)

Listen to story #18 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 18 ; Πώς είναι να έχεις ελληνικό όνομα;What Is In A Greek Name?

In this episode, Eva reads for you a story about how Greeks usually give names to their children, but times also change..


Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ;
Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrators; Eva Christodoulou & Myrto Yfanti
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