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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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Learn Everyday Greek Language With The traditional Greek mother!

What does it mean to have a Greek mother or a Greek mother-in-law? In the video below you might get an idea 😊
Listen to which Greek expressions she uses, and learn the everyday Greek language!
(on the cup you see on the photo above, it writes:
When you say to your mother “I am going out”, she understands/hears:  “I am going to an orgy, with drinks, drugs and without a jacket!)

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Let’s learn Greek vocabulary with a popular Greek song

If you are looking for more ways to keep building your Greek vocabulary, while having fun, then listening to Greek music is for sure a very good option! Below you can read the lyrics and listen to a very nice and popular Greek song, which our Omilo-students were learning during their intensive Greek course in Greece.

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Learn How To Conjugate A Useful Greek Verb

When you learn a language, you will soon understand that you need to learn verbs, in order to make sentences. And when you learn a Greek verb, you will need to learn how to conjugate it as well.
But do not worry, learning Greek verbs is fun, and the Omilo-team is here to help you
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Fygame Greek Language Book – Off we go to learn Greek! + AUDIO (Intermediate level)

January 2013 : A new ‘‘baby‘‘ was born within the Omilo team: ‘Φύγαμε για ελληνικά!’ Off we go to learn Greek, a Greek Language book for the intermediate level, + CD
April 2019 : The book was re-published, 2nd edition, + CD or MP3 Audio link

The proud parents are the Omilo teachers and authors Marina Braila, Konstantinos Oikonomou and Dora Stoimenidou (*).

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How Maya started her Greek language journey

When I decided to move to Greece with my Greek partner, now more than 25 years ago, I was looking forward to putting all my knowledge of Greek words and grammar into practice! My desire to speak Greek fluently and to be able to communicate with Greeks would finally become reality!
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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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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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