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How I heard about Omilo, and started learning Greek :)

People learning Greek, as a hobby,  are really special, and you do not meet them every day! However, Omilo was founded in 1996 and has welcomed so many students from every corner in the world, all wanting to learn Greek.
Over the years, we have heard the most amazing reasons why somebody wants to learn Greek, which we could never have imagined 🙂

Here below you can read a nice & true story,  written by Lesley: “How I heard about Omilo… and then registered immediately!”
Her story was sent to Omilo through our Essay Competition in 2015.
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A Traditional Greek Wedding And Useful Vocabulary

“Traditions” are very popular in Greece, and a Greek wedding has a lot of them! Today, most couples in Greece still choose to get married, although nowadays they usually also  “live together” for a while before the wedding.
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An introduction to a famous Greek author “Alki Zei”

When learning Greek, or any other new language, it is a good idea to also start reading novels, while learning more about the culture and history. Here below, we will present the author Alki Zei.

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A Greek e-Shop “masaresi.com” and free Greek language lesson!

We are proud to announce that on May 15, 2019, a brand new Greek eShop went online.  Take a look at masaresi.com!

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Fygame Greek Language Book – Off we go to learn Greek! + AUDIO (Intermediate level)

January 2013 : A new ‘‘baby‘‘ was born within the Omilo team: ‘Φύγαμε για ελληνικά!’ Off we go to learn Greek, a Greek Language book for the intermediate level, + CD
April 2019 : The book was re-published, 2nd edition, + CD or MP3 Audio link

The proud parents are the Omilo teachers and authors Marina Braila, Konstantinos Oikonomou and Dora Stoimenidou (*). The “godparents” are Maya and Dimitris Andreadis, founders of the Omilo school.

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NEW!!! Easy Reader in Greek – “Lydia: A summer in Greece!”

We are very proud to announce that a new Omilo book is published : ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!). This new book is a story, an “easy reader”, intended for students at the Beginner levels in Greek (A1 – early stages of A2).

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How do Greeks celebrate Easter?

Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.  So, how do Greeks celebrate Easter?
Read here the most important things you should know to celebrate Greek Easter in Greece!

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The traditional Greek mother and her daily language!

What does it mean to have a Greek mother or a Greek mother-in-law? In the video below you might get an idea 😊
(on the cup you see on the photo above, it writes:
When you say to your mother “I am going out”, she understands/hears:  “I am going to an orgy, with drinks, drugs and without a jacket!)

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Learn How To Conjugate The Verb “I Speak” In Greek, And Much More…

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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How to wish something in Greek during celebrations and social occasions

Greeks are known for their celebrations & traditions. If you have ever participated in a Greek Easter celebration, wedding, baptism or name day party, you have definitely noticed that there are specific wishes to be used for every occasion. Our students practice those wishes very regularly, not only during a course in Greece, but also after their course. Since the Omilo-team and students are like a big family, we use wishes such as birthdays, name days, weddings, very often in emails, cards, SMS or on social media.
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