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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Funny language blunders and misunderstandings in Greek!

Some language blunders many students in the Greek Language can easily recognize: about “Margaritaria – Μαργαριτάρια!”
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Ελληνόφωνα χωριά της Κάτω Ιταλίας

Πού μπορείτε να ακούσετε να μιλάνε ελληνικά εκτός από την Ελλάδα και την Κύπρο; Μα στην Κάτω Ιταλία, βέβαια!
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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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