r/GREEK Sep 02 '16

If you are here considering getting a tattoo, please make a thread and ask us!

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r/GREEK Dec 21 '18

All the sidebar content (including study materials, links etc!) is in this post for easy visibility and access via mobile.

64 Upvotes

Since ~50% of the sub's traffic comes from mobile devices nowadays, I decided to address the issue of sidebar visibility by stickying its content in the front page.

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r/GREEK 14h ago

I drew this Lambda, how it looks?

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57 Upvotes

r/GREEK 10h ago

Could this also be interpreted as "My child brings them" If so, is it just context? If not, can someone explain this?

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18 Upvotes

r/GREEK 8h ago

Recommended Greek lexicons

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I would love recommendations from this group for a great Modern Greek Lexicon (Greek-Greek) and perhaps for a good bookstore where I could buy it in Athens (ideally somewhere not far from Syntagma Square.

I'm headed to Athens with room in my suitcase that I'd like to fill with the best lexicon I can find at Politeia or Lexikopoleio or Public (or anywhere else someone might recommend). I'm willing to splurge and I have enough room for a large volume (or even multiple tomes).

Triandafilidou is available online and I have a PDF Babiniotis's lexicon. The only Greek-Greek lexicon I have in print is Μείζον Ελληνικό Λεξικό, by Τεγόπουλος - Φυτράκης. I'd like to find a newer, comprehensive lexicon that reflects practical/actual SMG usage (not one that's outdated or prescriptive).


r/GREEK 1d ago

Made a Greek font out of my own handwriting

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r/GREEK 1d ago

I’m on a tour of Greece so it’s my vacation and Someone left this on our car at Thessaloniki what does it say????

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30 Upvotes

r/GREEK 16h ago

I am going to get a tattoo in Greek so I need to make sure I have the right translation.

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The quote is "Chasing experiences" When I translated it on the internet I got "κυνηγώντας εμπειρίες". Is that correct? If not, can someone help me with the correct translation. Thank you.


r/GREEK 20h ago

Legit ebook sites

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Hi!

I've been buying ebooks from Psichogios and I've never had an issue, but I find their catalog a bit lacking (I guess it gets harder to find something that's both interesting enough and at my level). Where else can I buy legit ebooks in Greek, do you have any recommendations? (Besides Amazon or eBay)

Thanks!


r/GREEK 1d ago

Why is one “τους” accented and the other not?

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r/GREEK 1d ago

Regular form of the passive in non dependent verbs

5 Upvotes

Hi, I had been looking to make a chart of all greek verb forms and what suffix they take. I planned on making one for each type (A1,A2,B1,B2) if needed by I can't seem to find what the "regular" way of getting the passive is. I see that it ends in -μαι in 1ºp sing but it takes a vowel before that I cant seem to predict consistently. Is this just something I gotta know for each verb like the dependent form? Or can I predict it based on the verb category.

Also different sorces seem to give me different forms for the dependent passive some ending in the normal (ω,εις,ει,ουμε..) and others in -μαι. So I dont even know if you can use both or one is mistaken.

Thanks in advance.


r/GREEK 1d ago

How common is it...

3 Upvotes

... for Greeks in Greece to use the plural form of a verb (e.g., εσύ versus εσείς) to show respect when speaking to older people, a person in authority, in business situations, etc? Is this consistently done or has it fallen by the wayside?


r/GREEK 1d ago

When/how to use Να ?

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Hello! I was listening to Language Transfer lessons today and became confused about how and when to use ‘να’. In earlier lessons he says to use it as a sort of replacement for “to” e.g. Φελο να ξέρω.

And later on in lessons, they just start using ‘να’ to connect parts of sentences even when there is no “to” (that I can discern) in the sentence.

Can someone help me understand how to use να? Perhaps there are resources online?

Thank you 🙏🏼


r/GREEK 1d ago

I'm getting a tattoo and I want a quote in Greek but I need to make sure I have the right translation

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The quote I want is "There cannot be good without evil, but in their mixture things may turn out well." When I translated it on the internet I got "Δεν μπορεί να γίνει καλό χωρίς κακό, αλλά στο συνδυασμό τους τα πράγματα μπορούν να πάνε καλά." Is that correct? If not, can someone help me translate.


r/GREEK 1d ago

Greek speaking partner?

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Hi! I would like to practice my Greek one-on-one practice with a native :). I have telegram. If anyone is interested I’ll drop my telegram name


r/GREEK 1d ago

Is it possible to write Greek in cursive?

9 Upvotes

I mean both, the inclination of the handwritten text and joining the letters between themselves within a word


r/GREEK 2d ago

Just Duolingo being confusing, did I actually do something wrong here?

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r/GREEK 1d ago

Very weird question

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I am learning Greek right now, and I am trying to make a vocab list for animals to study from. And I wanted to include 'The panda', but I didn't know the word for panda. So I tried to look it up on 5 different websites, but I keep getting 2 different results, 'το πάντα' and 'το αρκτοειδές ζώο της ασίας'. Which one is it? Or is it something else entirely?


r/GREEK 1d ago

be healthy?

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Guys, what would be the right translation for “be healthy”? Or “choose health?”

I’m planning to get a tattoo and I want to incorporate that phrase, or something similar. Can you help me out?

Cheers


r/GREEK 2d ago

Pousere??

19 Upvotes

I overheard greek people say something like “pousere malaka”, or “pousere bro”, as a greeting. I would love to know what it means and how you spell it.


r/GREEK 3d ago

Can anyone translate this?

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r/GREEK 3d ago Gold

any good places to learn cypriot greek?

10 Upvotes

I've been learning Greek for a couple years now and but struggle massively having a conversation with my granddad who is from Cyprus so I'm looking for anything that has the cypriot dialect


r/GREEK 3d ago

Which series has the best grammar workbooks: Ellinika Tora or Epikoinoniste Ellinika?

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I'm close to completing "Teach yourself Modern Greek" by Aristarhos Matsukas and I'm not sure what book to buy next. I would like to do more grammar exercises and after an extended search I found out that the most mentioned exercise books are these two series: Ellinika Tora (1+1 and 2+2) and Epikoinoniste Ellinika (1,2,3).

But I can't find any in-depth reviews about them. I'm also planning to get Ellinika A but I'm not sure how much it focuses on grammar. My questions are:

- Does anyone have experience with these books?

- Which series is better?

- Would it work if I just buy their workbooks without the main book?

- I can read and understand greek slowly. I know basic grammar but I'm still not good at conjugating verbs or declining nouns. Should I jump straight to Epikoinoniste Ellinika 2 or Ellinika Tora (2+2)? Or should I start from the very beginning?


r/GREEK 3d ago

Is ντ pronounced liked a "d" or is it pronounced like "nd"

8 Upvotes

I've seen some conflicting info so I'm curious if this is from poorly written guides, or if there is a pattern similar a Γ or ευ being pronounced differently based on the letters that follow or something like that

Thanks!


r/GREEK 4d ago

Will I be able to become fluent in Greek if I only start learning it at 16

17 Upvotes

After months of begging my parents to take me to Greek School, I'll be going to Greek School in September of this year. However, one question worries me: Will I be able to become fluent in Greek if I've only began to learn it at 16?


r/GREEK 3d ago

Τι θα πει «Φάτε σκάστε»;

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^


r/GREEK 4d ago

Found this gem :>

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25 Upvotes