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Conversations and true stories in Greek
and 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 and the very first Omilo Greek Language and Culture Courses took place in the village of Nea Makri, Attiki, between 1997 and 2006
Marina Braila started teaching for Omilo in 1998 till of today. Listen here to her story and impressions

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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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Conversations and true stories in Greek
and 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.

Click here to listen to the first podcast episode,  a dialogue between Dimitris and Sophia

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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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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 4

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 #4 on various Podcast channels listed below.
Μια ωραία εκδρομή στη Λιβαδειά – A nice excursion to Livadia
In this episode, Myrto reads a story about Fotis, who grew up in Livadia, then studied and worked in Rhodos, and after many years visits Livadia again..

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Greek is not the most difficult language to learn, but also not the easiest one! The Greek language has a lot of grammar, long words, an accent on every word with more than 1 syllable, a very rich vocabulary, expressions and difficult spelling.
However, do not worry! Greeks usually understand a lot, even when you make a lot of mistakes in one sentence! So let’s look at it from the positive side, since there are also some easy things you can quickly learn and use on a daily basis.
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The “Easy Greek Stories” podcast – Episode 3

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 #3 on various Podcast channels listed below.
Στο βιβλιοπωλείο – In the bookstore
In this episode, Eva reads a story about going to a bookstore downtown Athens…

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When you visit Greece or you are spending time with Greeks, there are some daily expressions you hear all the time. They are very easy and you can just learn them by heart.

In this article we will teach you the very popular expressions: “See you” and “We will see”. Since the expressions sound a bit similar, foreigners many times get confused and end up saying those expressions at the wrong time.

So, imagine you meet up with your lovely Greek friend(s), you all have a great time, you kiss them goodbye and you are about to say ‘See you in Greek. So by trying to translate “See you”, many non-Greeks say ‘Θα δούμε!’ … and you instantly ruin the image of the excellent Greek language learner! Do not worry; most Greeks will understand what you actually wanted to say!

However, it is also really easy to learn to say the expressions correctly.
More inf below – Enjoy your lesson! Καλό μάθημα!
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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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