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A Greek Rebetiko song by Tsitsanis, brings us some decennia back in time, but stays also very contemporary.
Greeks, whenever they were facing difficulties, which is still something happening very often, have found a way to overcome and even to celebrate!
The following Rebetiko song,  by known composer Vassilis Tsitsanis, is an example of how Greeks deal with difficulties!

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How To Use Greek Proverbs in Everyday Conversations?
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.

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A Greek song by Machairitsas is also ideal to learn Greek vocabulary.
Let’s enjoy beautiful Greek music,  while improving your Greek.
The song  “What do I ask for?” “Τι ζητάω;”, is a very known song, every Greek can sing along..
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Already several years have passed, without Mikis Theodorakis…

Mikis Theodorakis, the beloved and internationally known Greek composer,
whose music and political life are also well-known abroad, died on September 2nd, 2021. He was 96.

Theodorakis’ career, which started in his early years, produced a hugely varied body of work.
He has not only composed symphonic music, music for operas, ballet, chamber music, but of course a great number of Greek songs.

Apart from his musical career, he is also remembered by Greeks for his stubborn opposition to postwar regimes and dictatorships.

He will be never forgotten.

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For many Greek language learners, Greek music is the reason why they started learning Greek. Music is a fun and interesting way to learn the language. You can listen at any time of the day and the lyrics can help you to expand your vocabulary, but also make you feel closer to Greece and the Greek culture.
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Πάμε μια βόλτα με την Ελληνίδα τραγουδίστρια και στιχουργό Μαρίζα Ρίζου!

Το καλοκαίρι είναι εδώ και έτσι χρειαζόμαστε την κατάλληλη μουσική για να μας κάνει παρέα τις ζεστές μέρες (και νύχτες) του καλοκαιριού. Και τι καλύτερο από τα τραγούδια της Μαρίζας Ρίζου που συνδυάζουν όμορφες, νοσταλγικές ρετρό πινελιές και στοιχεία από τη τζαζ, swing, ποπ και λάτιν μουσική;

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Two Greek verbs that many Beginners and even Intermediate students find quite confusing are ‘παίρνω’ and ‘περνάω or περνώ’. Apart from the slightly different spelling, the main obvious cause of this confusion is the accentuation; it’s just a twist of the accent that makes these two words sound differently.
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How to say “I do” in Greek and other useful sentences with this verb?

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 1

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 read at a normal Greek native speaking pace, as well as an extra vocabulary list at the end.
If you are already at a more advanced level, then also take a look at the Ultimate Greek Listening eBook

(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 #1, on various Podcast channels listed below.
Το σπίτι στην παραλία

In this episode, Eva reads a story about Eleni and her summer house on the island of Naxos.

story script +  Notebook content & design ; Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
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When you start learning Greek, one of the verbs you will use often is “μιλάω” (“milao”), which means “to speak or to talk”.

For example, the following sentences might be very useful to know, when you travel in Greece:

“δεν μιλάω καλά ελληνικά” = “I do not speak Greek well”.

“μιλάτε αγγλικά;” = Do you speak English?

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