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Let’s learn the verb “to go”, and at the same time some easy sentences and expressions.
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!
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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How to say “I rent” or “it is for rent”  in Greek?
Learn the active and passive form of this verb

THIS PART OF GRAMMAR MIGHT BE CONFUSING, AND NEEDS SOME PRACTICE.

But do not worry, siga-siga!

When you learn Greek, a difficult part in grammar is the use of active and passive verbs.
Most students get confused, since it is not something you learn in other European languages.

So here below, we will explain the verb “to rent” in its active form, as well as  “it is for rent” in the passive form.
If you prefer to watch and listen to the video first, then click here

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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  A paradise for men only
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 #26 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 26; Ένας παράδεισος μόνο για άντρες | A paradise for men only

In this episode, Myrto reads for you the story about the monasteries on Mount Athos, and how somebody started living and working there

Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ; Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Myrto Yfanti
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How to say “I am late” or “I will be late”  in Greek?
Learn this useful verb and daily Greek language sentences.

 

Here below, teacher Terpsi will explain the verb “to be late” in its active form, as well as useful sentences
If you prefer to watch and listen to the video first, then click here

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Greek etymology, is something we often use in our Greek lessons.
But this time, we will use it to explain you a bit more about why we chose the name “omilo” or ” ομιλώ”.
“Omilo Greek Language and Culture” was founded in 1996, so we are around for many years 🙂 Even longer than “google” ! 🙂

And …in case you were wondering…

“Omilo” or “ομιλώ¨,  actually is a verb and means “I speak”!

Because at Omilo, we really try to focus on “speaking Greek”!

If you already know some Greek, then you now might wonder: Why “omilo” (ομιλώ) and not “milao” (μιλάω)?
Well, both verbs mean “I speak”, but the latter is more used in the everyday Greek language, so you will hear it more.

Careful; when you pronounce “omilo”, make sure you stress the LAST O, since also there is the stress in the verb; ομιλώ

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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  The good policeman
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 #25 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 25;  Ο καλός αστυνομικός | The Good Policeman

In this episode,  Eva reads for you the story about why Yiannis goes to Corfu, and ends up staying more days than planned.

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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How to say “I forbid” or “it is forbidden”  in Greek?
Learn the active and passive form of this verb

THIS PART OF GRAMMAR MIGHT BE CONFUSING, AND NEEDS SOME PRACTICE.

But do not worry, siga-siga!

When you learn Greek, a difficult part in grammar is the use of active and passive verbs.
Most students get confused, since it is not something you learn in other European languages.

So here below, we will explain the verb “to forbid” in its active form, as well as  “it is forbidden” in the passive form.
If you prefer to watch and listen to the video first, then click here

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Easy Greek Stories podcast –  Which boat is on the shore
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 #24 on various Podcast channels listed below.

Story 24; Βάρκα ή καράβι στον γιαλό | Which boat is on the shore?

In this episode,  Myrto reads for you the story about how Greeks use in daily life, different words and expressions related to the sea and boats.


Podcast story script +  Notebook content & design ;
Maya Andreadi
Podcast and Video montage + Notebook proofreading and grammar; Myrto Yfanti
Podcast narrator;  Myrto Yfanti
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The Greek verb “to become bad” might not seem very useful, but you actually hear it a lot in Greek. This is, because this verb is used also in various expression.
But let’s start to learn the verb and conjugate it.
When you learn a language, you will soon understand that you need to learn verbs, in order to make sentences.

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How To Ask For Something In Greek ? There are two verbs you can use!
For any Greek language learner, memorizing verbs and learning to conjugate them correctly, is one of the first things you need, in order to make a correct Greek sentence. 

The two Greek verbs that many Beginners and even Intermediate students find quite confusing are ‘ρωτάω’ and ‘ζητάω’. The main obvious cause of this confusion is that both verbs mean “to ask” in English. However, in Greek, there is a difference in “asking”!

Here we explain how to use both verbs, and help you understand when to use which one and how to conjugate them.

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