Do you also like Greek music?  Who is your favorite singer?
We here present you… Eleftheria Arvanitaki! A renowned Greek singer with a career that spans four decades and is a strong favorite among Omilo students. Let’s learn more about her life and work!

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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 8

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 #8 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Ημέρα Check-up – Check-up day.

In this episode, Myrto reads for you the story about the check-up day and the doctor’s visit of  Sophia.

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Proverbs are popular sayings that provide nuggets of wisdom. Every culture and language has a collection of those. They illustrate how people within this culture think and are often influenced by its history.

The Greek word for ‘proverbs’ is ‘οι παροιμίες’.

Οι παροιμίες είναι σύντομες εκφράσεις που περιέχουν συμπυκνωμένη τη λαϊκή σοφία ενός λαού. Κάθε κουλτούρα και γλώσσα έχει μερικές. Οι παροιμίες μας δείχνουν πώς σκέφτεται ένας λαός, ενώ συχνά σχετίζονται και με την ιστορία του.

 

Proverbs are short, commonly used expressions that convey truths about life.  With a few words, they can teach, advise, guide us and make us think. Proverbs carry vivid images and great imagination. They are passed verbally from one generation to another. There are proverbs that have similar meanings across different languages but are expressed using different words. 

Οι παροιμίες είναι σύντομες στερεοτυπικές φράσεις που εκφράζουν μια αλήθεια για τη ζωή. Με λίγες λέξεις μπορούν να μας διδάξουν, να μας συμβουλεύσουν, να μας καθοδηγήσουν, να μας κάνουν να σκεφτούμε. Στις παροιμίες μπορούμε να βρούμε ζωηρές εικόνες και μεγάλη φαντασία. Περνούν προφορικά από γενιά σε γενιά,  αλλά υπάρχουν παροιμίες με παρόμοια σημασία σε πολλές γλώσσες με διαφορετικά λόγια.

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Μαγικά Χριστούγεννα – A Magical Greek Christmas

Get into the Christmas atmosphere and listen to this Greek Christmas Story, (or podcast no. 7),  on various Podcast channels listed below, as well as on YouTube.
Teacher Eva reads for you the story about the magical Christmas of her friend Amalia in the beautiful city of Nafplion.
(This story is written by Omilo, and is part of the monthly Easy Greek Podcasts Stories, recorded in the Omilo-school in Athens )

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Christmas is quickly approaching, which calls for Christmas movie recommendations! Here we’re presenting you a Greek drama film, Christmas Tango (in Greek: Το Τανγκό των Χριστουγέννων), which was directed by Nikos Koutelidakis and based on a novel by Yannis Xanthoulis. It is a story about love, loss and vulnerability.

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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 7

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 #7 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Μαγικά Χριστούγεννα: Από τη Σουηδία στο Ναύπλιο.

A Magical Christmas: From Sweden to Nafplion 

In this episode, EVA reads for you the story about the magical Christmas of her friend Amalia in the beautiful city of Nafplion.

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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 6

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 #6 on various Podcast channels listed below.
Θα γίνει το πάρτι; Will the party take place?
In this episode, Myrto reads a story about Vassiliki and Manos who moved to a new house in Athens and will organize a party.

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How to say “I do” in Greek and useful expressions

One of the most important verbs that you need to memorize when starting learning Greek is the verb “κάνω” = I do or I make

It is an easy verb that we use in many everyday phrases. Below you will find some important expressions and some useful tips on how to use this verb. Let’s have a look!

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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 5

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 #5 on various Podcast channels listed below.
Ένα περίεργο γαμήλιο ταξίδι
An unusual (strange) honeymoon
In this episode, Eva reads a story about Leonidas and Matina, who travel to Crete for their honeymoon, and want to walk the Samaria gorge.

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In every country some days of the year are considered as “national anniversaries” because they remind everybody of important historical events. For most of the people, as well as for public services, these days are also “public holidays”.
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