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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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Greek vocabulary and grammar exercise with a Rebetiko song.

It cannot always be sunny, also in Greece there are “rainy days”! And of course there is a Greek song that goes along with a wet day! Listen to the beautiful rebetiko song, composed by Vassilis Tsitsanis “Raindrops are falling” «Πέφτουν της βροχής οι στάλες».
A rainy day is excellent to study Greek as well,so here we go!

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Biking in Athens, while learning Greek!

Do you like riding your bicycle ? The last 5 years, biking becomes more and more popular in Athens. It is healthy, cheap and you are not stuck in traffic jams! Even better, every year more and more biking roads are becoming part of the city and biking shops are popping up in every neighborhood of the capital. (words in italics are translated in Greek below)
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What you should know about carnivale in Greece!

Did you ever experience Greek Carnivale and Tsiknopempti in Greece? Usually the month of February is the carnivale month! Also in Greece, the carnival season lasts for 3 weeks during which period Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a lot of meat!
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How do you say “See you!” and “We will see!” in Greek?

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.
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The music of the movie “Ouzeri Tsitsanis”

In the movie “Ouzeri Tsitsanis”, which was released in December 2015, there are both the Tsitsanis songs and music, composed by the famous composer Themis Karamouratidis.
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Greek movie: Ouzeri Tsitsanis

In spite of funding issues due to the crisis, fortunately the Greek cinema is still productive. This movie, “Ouzeri Tsitsanis”, released in December 2015, is based on the book by the same title, written by George Skarbadonis. The story takes place in Thessaloniki during the winter of 1942-’43. 
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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: 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 eBooks + Audios.
However, apart from the basic and daily vocabulary, it’s good 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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Easy Greek expressions with the verb “to go”.

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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How you wish something in Greek, in various circumstances

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say a “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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