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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby panagiotists13 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:29 pm

Hello everybody again!You have already seen nationalities and languages in Greek,now let me how you the countries and their adjectives.For example,we can say that s/thing is Chinese instead of saying that it was made in China.These adjectives are not written with a capital letter and they describe the origin of an object,not of a person.
η Ελλάδα=Greece
η Γαλλία=France
η Γερμανία=Germany
η Ιταλία=Italy
η Ισπανία=Spain
η Σουηδία=Sweden
η Αλγερία=Algeria
η Κίνα=China
η Ινδία=India
η Ολλανδία=Holland
η Αυστραλία=Australia(it is pronounced Afstralia)
το Βέλγιο=Belgium
and the adjectives...
(ο) ελληνικός/(η) ελληνική/(το) ελληνικό
γαλλικός/γαλλική/γαλλικό
γερμανικός/γερμανική/γερμανικό
ιταλικός/ιταλική/ιταλικό
ισπανικός/ισπανική/ισπανικό
σουηδικός/σουηδική/σουηδικό
αλγερινός/αλγερινή/αλγερινό
κινέζικος/κινέζικη/κινέζικο
ινδικός/ινδική/ινδικό
ολλανδικός/ολλανδική/ολλανδικό
αυστραλιανός/αυστραλιανός/αυστραλιανό
βελγικός/βελγική/βελγικό
I hope you learnt a lot of things today,tomorrow I will show you some basic grammar rules about adjectives and some basic vocabulary!!!
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby Cyrilexpat » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:50 pm

panagiotists13 wrote:I was talking about r!!!Anyway,do you like Greek?

Unfortunately I did Latin at school, not Greek (it would have been easier to perform the language). First I will have to memorize the vocabulary: alpha, beta, gamma... (very useful in Maths).
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby panagiotists13 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:18 pm

Well,I think that you are lucky taht you have no ancient Greek experience.It's much more difficult and unuseful than modern Greek.You should learn modern Greek first,and then ancient Greek!!!
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby Cyrilexpat » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:46 pm

Yes but surely it could be useful for reading words with pronunciation of letters?
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby panagiotists13 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:04 am

Now let's see some basic and very useful adjectives to describe somebody or something.There are three genres in Greek and here the adjectives are written with this form masculin/female/neuter.
όμορφος/όμορφη/όμορφο=beautiful
καλός/καλή/καλό=good
γρήγορος/γρήγορη/γρήγορο=fast
κρύος/κρύα/κρύο=cold
ζεστός/ζεστή/ζεστό=hot
άνετος/άνετη/άνετο=comfortable
You can combine these adjectives with Greek nouns,but they must be in the same genree.You can't say η γρήγορη αυτοκίνητο because the word αυτοκίνητο(=car) is neuter.So,you must say το γρήγορο αυτοκίνητο!!!And here are some nouns so you can combine these adjectives to practice.
ο άντρας=the man
η γυναίκα=the woman
το παιδί=the child
το αγόρι=the boy
το κορίτσι=the girl
το αυτοκίνητο=the car
το φαγητό=the food
EXERCISE:
Translate these phrases from Greek to English:
το ζεστό φαγητό
η όμορφη γυναίκα
το άνετο αυτοκίνητο
το καλό παιδί
The solutions are...
the hot food
the beautiful woman
the comfortable car
the good child
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby panagiotists13 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:15 am

As you might have understood,all the adjectives that you have learnt end in-ος,in the female they change to -η and in the neuter they change to -ο.Of course,there are a lot of exceptions, but this is the general rule.
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby panagiotists13 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:52 am

And here are the jobs in Greek.
ο δημοσιογράφος=the journalist
ο πιλότος=the pilot
ο μουσικός=the musician
ο δικηγόρος=the lawyer
ο μάγειρας=the cook
ο μάγος=the magician
ο δάσκαλος=the teacher
ο καθηγητής=the teacher
The feminin are
η δημοσιογράφος
η πιλότος
η μουσικός
η δικηγόρος
η μαγείρισσα
η μάγισσα
η δασκάλα
η καθηγήτρια
Some nouns are the same in both genders,but some change their ending or even their accent.
The difference between δάσκαλος/δασκάλα and καθηγητής/καθηγήτρια is that the first is used to speak about a primary teacher,while the second is used to speak about a secondary/university teacher.
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Re: Learn Greek!!!

Postby Pacoubourg » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:15 pm

Bonjour,

Aurais-tu un bon plan pour trouver un séjour linguistique en Grèce en aout 2017?
Difficile de trouver cela sur la toile !
Merci d'avance

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