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Writing Greeklish or using the Greek Alphabet?

The Greek alphabet is unique and special. It has survived thousands of years without significant changes. From the times of Omiros and Platonas, in Byzantine and Kavafis, it ended up in our times with barely any changes to it.
The Omilo teachers are happy to help you learning this beautiful Alphabet!
And yes, it is much easier than you think! You will probably already recognize a lot of the letters, since most European languages use Greek letters in mathematics, science etc. 
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Greek for beginners; useful words you actually already know!

On that hot July morning, the ancient olive tree with its silvery green leaves cast its shadow on the dry ground. Just like Plato some 2400 years ago, the Omilo school also gratefully used the breeze that the mighty tree offered to begin the Greek lesson of the day.
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A little bit of Greek Etymology!

Have you ever wondered what our school’s name “Omilo” means? It actually means “I speak”, but then you can wonder: Why “omilo” and not “milao” (μιλάω)? Where does this word come from? Is it an ancient word? Does it mean something different? Let’s have a look at the etymology!
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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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Greek expressions: The sea is like oil!

“ I have a Greek son in law, an adorable “Adonis”!” we sometimes hear our students saying! Many foreigners join Omilo to learn Greek because they have a son or daughter who lives in Greece, with or without Greek partner. If it finally becomes true love, than, undoubtedly, the day arrives when our motivated students wish to meet the Greek family in Greece. An exciting day to look forward to and at the same time the perfect occasion to practice their newly acquired knowledge of the Greek language. Time to learn some Greek expressions!
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A Greek song, museums and listening exercise

Greece has so many nice museums and so many nice songs! So let’s listen to a song about visiting a museum! We made a Greek listening exercise for you. Listen to the song and try to fill out the gaps in the lyrics under the video. Enjoy!
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Multilingualism: a documentary about languages in the EU and… Omilo!

In March 2013 Omilo was contacted by the Greek ERT TV-station, with the question if they could interview the owners of the Omilo-school (Maya and Dimitris Andreadis) about multilingualism.
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Greek rebetiko song – Vassilis Tsitsanis

Greeks, whenever they were facing difficulties, which is still something happening very often, have found the way to overcome and even to celebrate! The following Rebetiko song, is an example of how they deal with difficulties ! Its philosophy might be helpful for people to face life difficulties with more optimism!
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