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Practice your Greek with a TV series based on the Greek island of Syros

Were you thinking of traveling to Greece or participating in an Omilo Greek Langauge and Culture course this summer, but you did not due to the current situation related to the Covid19?
Do not worry, if you’re still looking to ‘travel’ from the comfort of your own living room whilst staying safe and practicing your Greek skills, we have the perfect idea for you: why not give the Greek TV series Η Αίθουσα του Θρόνου a try?
This Greek TV series was shot in both Attica (Athens, Lagonisi and Nea Makri) and the island of Syros, where the Omilo summer courses take place.
Continue reading to learn more!

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10 important Greek Proverbs

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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NEW!! The Companion Workbook To The Easy Reader “Lydia”

Good news!  Καλά νέα! After several months of hard work, the Omilo teachers Konstantinos and Terpsi now completed the useful workbook for Beginners Levels in Greek.

This eBook is the companion workbook to the easy reader ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’ (Lydia: A summer in Greece!).
If you do not possess this Easy Reader + Audiobook yet, or would like to get more info, then Click Here.

The workbook is intended for those who have already purchased the easy reader and wish to get the most out of it, going beyond a simple reading (and listening) of the story!
It consists of 12 units, exactly like the easy reader ‘Λυδία: Ένα καλοκαίρι στην Ελλάδα!’

Each unit has 6 exercises:
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Learn two useful, but confusing, Greek verbs: ‘παίρνω’ and ‘περνάω’

Two Greek verbs that many Beginners and even Intermediate students find quite confusing are ‘παίρνω’ and ‘περνάω or περνώ’. Apart from the slightly different spelling, the main obvious cause of this confusion is the accentuation; it’s just a twist of the accent that makes these two words sound differently.
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How Omilo Students Witnessed The Corona Months…

On May 2nd, 2020, we wrote an update email, on how Omilo is dealing with the corona crisis, as well as the situation in Greece. We also suggested to our students, from all over the world,  to write their “story”, on how they deal with the corona months, at home.

We are happy many students wrote to us, in Greek or English. Here below you find the (corrected) Greek stories that were sent to us, as well as some English versions:
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Greek Herbs And Spices


Being a natural product, herbs have been used since Ancient times in Greece. The variety of herbs and spices in the Greek countryside gave the Ancient Greeks the ingredients to flavor their food, as well as the possibility to cure people. This reflected in the famous quote of Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), physician and the father of medicine: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food”.
Click on the button above to read the text in Greek and listen to the Audio text for the correct pronunciation.
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Στο Παρά 5: Practice your Greek listening skills with a comedy series!

Watching TV can be a relaxing as well as fun way to practise your listening skills and learn new vocabulary. This is why we would like to introduce you to a popular Greek comedy series called Στο Παρά 5 (Sto Para Pente; =at five minutes to… which in Greek also means “in the nick of […]

How to say “I understand” in Greek and useful expressions

One of your main purposes while learning Greek is to understand Greeks or to be able to communicate in Greek. The verb ‘to understand’ in Greek might seem a long word, but it’s one of the first verbs you will learn in order to specify your degree of comprehension or to declare if you understand something or not. Read more

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Corona update #3 from Greece – We wish you a beautiful and healthy month of May!

Τι κάνετε;  Καλό μήνα! We wish you a nice, as well as healthy, month of May.

Six “corona weeks” have passed…and even in corona-times, time flies!

The Omilo-team is well and continues working as before.
The teachers are teaching online Skype or Zoom lessons to several students and making more online materials, Maya is taking care of answering emails, dealing with all the cancellations, social media posts, newsletters, updating the websites (omilo.com as well as masaresi.com), and Dimitris is busy with managing and organizing the new online group courses,  as well as making the financial plans of “saving” the business! Omilo always operated as a  “team”, and remains a”team” 🙂

In the meantime, unfortunately, also the students of the Lefkada course are not able to travel to or within Greece or stay in a hotel on the island,  so our 4th intensive 2020 course, can not take place in Greece. We are heartbroken, but we stay optimistic and adapt; we are proud that we are now also ready to offer the “Online Greek Language and Culture course”, online! It will be different, but fun, and as educational as ever.
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How you wish something in Greek, in various circumstances

Do you also love Greece? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say a “Greek wish” to a Greek-speaking friend or acquaintance? Being able to say a typical wish would make you feel part of Greek society.

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