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Omilo students attending a Greek course on the island of Syros usually take the opportunity to taste the traditional sweets of the island: loukoumi and halvadopita. In the capital of Syros island,  Hermoupolis , you can see many shops selling these delicacies; so enjoy those little sweets along with your Greek coffee, or as a small treat with a glass of water.

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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  Where in Greece there are still drachmas?
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 2nd 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 #30 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 30; H Ολυμπιακή φλόγα ταξιδεύει | The Olympic Flame travels

In this episode, Myrto and Dimitris read a story about how the Olympic Flame travels to its destination and how Athens changed during the 2004 Olympics

Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ; Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Myrto and Dimitris
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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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Greek passive verbs are not so easy, but very common.
So let’s learn how to say “I remember
” or “I  do not remember” in Greek?

If you prefer to watch and listen to the video first, then click here

 

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Mikis Theodorakis (1925-2021), is one of the most important Greek composers known abroad.

He has composed thousands of Greek songs, (mostly Laika and Entechno style),  symphonic music, music for operas, ballet, and chamber music, etc..

To read more about his life and career, click here.

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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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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  Where in Greece there are still drachmas?
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 2nd 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 #29 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 29; Tο Καμάκι: Η τέχνη του φλερτ πριν το Internet | Kamaki : the art of flirting

In this episode, Eva reads a story about Vassilis, living on Paxos island, who was a Greek kamaki in his younger years, and what that means exactly..

Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ; Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Eva Christodoulou
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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  A Different Easter in Greece
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 second 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 #22 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 22;  Ένα διαφορετικό Πάσχα στην Ελλάδα   |  A different Easter in Greece

In this episode, Myrto reads for you a story about Tor, from Norway, experiencing his first Easter in Greece, full of surprises..


Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ;
Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Myrto Yfanti
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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  Where in Greece there are still drachmas?
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 2nd 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 #28 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 28; Πού υπάρχουν ακόμα δραχμές στην Ελλάδα;
Where in Greece there are still drachmas?

In this episode, Sophia reads for you the story about drachmas hidden in mattrasses, and on the bottom of the Aegean sea!

Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ; Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Sophia Devetzi
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Let’s learn a passive verb in Greek, with active meaning! the verb «θυμάμαι» which means “I remember”

In this lesson we will explain the present tense, as well as the future and the past tense.

If you prefer to watch and listen to the video first, then click here

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