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 […]
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 […]
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 + […]
The Greek movie “Notias” (Greek for „southern wind“) , of Tassos Boulmetis, was released in 2016. A beautiful movie, filmed mostly in „Athens of the sixties“ and for sure liked by our students learning Greek! Below two trailers of the movie with Greek dialogues. We translated the dialogues for you in English, so you can […]
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.
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), […]
Summer in Greece! After the corona-months, definitely something to look forward to! Beautiful beaches, blue water, white houses and unforgettable sunsets spontaneously pop into your mind. Without a doubt, it is a very nice part of the Greek summer. But what if you don’t go to a Greek island or somewhere close to the sea? […]
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? In this article you will read about the traditions that are followed in every region of Greece….this is, under normal circumstances. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, […]