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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 2

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. Give it a try, 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 #2 on various Podcast channels listed below.
Τι μέρα είναι σήμερα;  What day is it today?
In this episode, Myrto reads a story about Orestis, a university student in Thessaloniki, mixing up the days…

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It is never cold in Greece!
Is it a myth or the truth? What do you believe?
Μύθος ή όχι; Κάνει κρύο στην Ελλάδα ή όχι;

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Most likely, you have heard this word many times recently, or seen it popping up all over the internet;  the PODCASTS!
And here is the good news, welcome to the new Omilo Podcast for Intermediate Levels.

The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast

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.

Every month one new Greek story. Just give it a try, 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 #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.

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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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Every culture and language has a collection of wise sayings that gives advice about how to live your life. These are the so-called proverbs.
In Greek, they are called: οι παροιμίες.
Of course, when you start learning Greek, it is useful to start learning the Everyday Greek Wishes and very common Greek expressions first,
so you are welcome to click here and download our free eBook + English translation and Audio.

However, apart from the basic and daily vocabulary, it’s fun to know some common Greek proverbs because you will hear them frequently.
Learning Greek proverbs can also help you to understand more about the Greek culture or the way people think in Greece!
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Technology changes non-stop, for good or for bad, but we try to focus on the good 🙂

Audio and Podcasts really help to learn Greek, so we also do our share, to keep you happy!
For your info,  during the past “corona-year”, we have worked on various audio files and audiobooks, which are available online, and….we will start with Podcasting from next month 🙂 We here give you a small overview of the Omilo-materials, related to AUDIO. The perfect Greek language materials to keep you motivated, while improving your Greek and learning new things about Greece.

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A little bit of Omilo history with the Omilo Greek Diary! : )  Listen to the dialogue in Greek, improve your listening skills, and build your vocabulary,
with the extra Greek-English transcript and parallel text, which you can find under the video.

Introduction
Omilo was founded in 1996 by Maya and Dimitris Andreadis, and the very first Omilo Greek Language and Culture Course took place in the village of Nea Makri, Attiki, in July 1997.
Sophia was the first teacher at Omilo, and was teaching several courses during 1997 and 1998.
Although in those times you could count the Greek language schools on one hand, and it was not so obvious to find teachers used to teach Greek to non-Greeks,
Sophia was very experienced in teaching Greek to foreigners since she had been already teaching Greek to Americans for many years while living in the USA.
Upon her return to Greece from the USA, she was happy to continue teaching Greek to foreigners, together with Omilo.

Listen to the dialogue between Dimitris and Sophia, while sharing some nice memories of the very first  3-week-course and amazing Omilo students.
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Hello Dear Omilo friend!
Γεια σου αγαπημένη φίλη / αγαπημένε φίλε!

Today it’s Valentine’s Day, and one of those days we are supposed to be romantic, spending a nice day with our love, book a romantic dinner, go for a romantic walk…

Σήμερα είναι του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου! Μια μέρα που υποτίθεται ότι γινόμαστε πιο ρομαντικοί, περνάμε μία όμορφη μέρα με τον/την σύντροφό μας, πάμε για έναν ρομαντικό περίπατο στην πόλη… Read more

As you all know, in Greece there are so many wonderful songs, singers, songwriters and composers. This time, we chose for you a beautiful, traditional love song from Crete. Listen to this sweet song and the sound of the Cretan lyre! Under the video, you will find the Greek Lyrics as well as the English translation. Maybe you can sing along… Enjoy!
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We are happy to announce that this year, 2021, Omilo celebrates 25 years!  We are looking forward to celebrating this joyful event with staff, teachers and students, but for this, we will need to wait for the most appropriate “corona-free” moment!

In the meantime, a bit of Greek etymology!
Have you ever wondered what our school’s name “Omilo” means? It actually means “I speak”!
If you already know some Greek, then you now might wonder: Why “omilo” (ομιλώ) and not “milao” (μιλάω)?
Both verbs mean “I speak”, but the latter is more used in the everyday Greek language.

So where does the verb “omilo” come from?  Let’s have a look at the etymology!
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