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In this lesson, Joanna explains to us how to use the two important Greek adjectives ”νέος” and ”κανούριος” and give us examples of how to use them.

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLkA3G4k3Zg

In this Greek grammar lesson, Valentinos explains to us how to change the masculine nouns from singular to plural and from nominative to accusative. If you want to learn when we use nominative case and when do we use accusative take a look at the Greek grammar video lesson here

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

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Have you ever wondered how you could ask about almost anything, just by using some question words plus the verb ‘to be’ ? I am sure that you are wondering now exactly how this could be done (since I’m sure you’ve heard people say that the Greek language is  difficult and complicated!) Well, today we will see a simple and easy ‘recipe’ for creating questions that we typically use in our daily life.

Let’s start with some  ‘ingredients’!

Question words + verb ”to be”

That’s it? You will ask. The answer is YES. That’s all you need!

Now let’s see some examples.

If you like to ask who is someone:
Ποιος/-α/-ο –pieos/a/o- who + verb ”to be”

ποιοι / ποιες / α – pieoi / es / a – who plural + verb ”to be”

Ποιος είσαι; -who are you? (if the person you are asking is male)

Ποιες είστε;-who are you? ( if the persons you are asking are female/plural)

Ποιος είναι;-who is it? (someone is calling you/is knocking on your door and you don’t know who it is).

These, of course, are some examples. You can make many more combinations. 

If you would like to ask about quantity, price of something or age
Πόσος/-η/-ο –posos-how much/many + verb “to be”
Πόσοι/-ες/-α –posoi-how much/many + verb “to be”

Πόσες μέρες είσαι στο Λονδίνο; – Poses meres ise sto Londino?-How many days have you been in London?

Πόσο είναι;- Poso einai?-How much is it? How much does it cost?

Πόσοι είναι στο πάρτι;- How many are people in the party?

If you would like to ask someone how they are etc.
Πώς-pos-how + verb “to be:”

Πώς είσαι;-Pos ise?-How are you? (singular)

Πώς είστε;-pos iste?-How are you? (plural, formal)

Πώς είναι ο Γιάννης, είναι καλύτερα;- Pos ine o Yiannis, ine kalitera? –How is Yiannis, is he (feeling) better?

If you would like to ask someone where they are, directions etc or if you are looking for something
Πού-pou-where + verb “to be:”

Πού είμαι;-Pou ime?-Where am I?

Πού είσαι; -Pou ise?-Where are you?

Πού είναι τα κλειδιά μου;-Pou ine ta klidia mou?-Where are my keys?

Που είναι το μουσείο; Where’s the Museum?

If you would like to ask when is….?
Πότε-pote-when + verb “to be”

Πότε είναι τα γενέθλιά σου;-Pote ine ta genethlia sou?-When is your birthday?

Πότε είσαι στο σπίτι;-Pote ise sto spiti?-When are you at home?

If you would like to ask what is it? What time is it?
Τι;-Ti?-What? + verb “to be”

Τι ώρα είναι;-Ti ora ine?-What time is it?

Τι είναι;-Ti ine?-What is it?

If you would like to ask why…..?
Γιατί;-Giati?-Why? + verb “to be”

Γιατί είσαι εδώ σήμερα;-Giati ise edo simera?-Why are you here today?

Γιατί δεν είσαι στο σχολείο;-Giati den ise sto sxolio?-Why aren’t you at school?

Now it’s your turn! Try to write out the following questions:

-Who are you? -if the person you are talking to is female/singular

-Who are you-if the person you are talking to is male/plural

-Where is the pharmacy?

-When is your name day?

-What is this?

-What time is the train?

– How much is this?

We are waiting for your questions!

We hope that you find our ‘recipe’ useful! Stay tuned!

Maria Christoforou

You can learn more about Maria here and you can book a trial Greek lesson with her here

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Greek vocabulary lesson: The Greek adverbs ''απλά'' and ''απλώς'' and how to use them. - YouTube

In this lesson, Joanna explains to us how to use the two important Greek adverbs ”απλά” and ”απλώς” and give us examples of how to use them.

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

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How long does it take to learn Greek?

This is a question I very often hear from my students. It is entirely normal and human to ask yourself (and me) such a question. However, there is no one answer to this question. I cannot tell you that it is going to take you one year, two years or ten years to learn Greek. Before I can do that, there are three important factors to consider, and which are different for each and every person. These factors must first be taken into consideration before we can say anything conclusive about how long it’s going to take you to learn Greek. In this article, I will discuss these 3 factors, and, in this way, I will try to help you answer this question for yourself.

Factor 1:

The first factor has to do with the amount of time you can devote to learning Greek. Can you do intensive Greek lessons and study every day? If so, you will learn Greek much sooner than someone who has no time to study or do lessons. Also, when someone has the time to do Greek lessons every day or at least to study every day then he creates a momentum that will help him learn Greek even faster. On the other hand, if someone does lessons or studies Greek only once a week or once every two weeks, he fails to build up much momentum and often forgets what he has learned a short time later in the larger interval between lessons. I would, therefore, suggest making an intensive study of the Greek language for three months and then taking a short break, so that you have time to let everything you have learned sink in. After that, it is a very good idea to repeat this process.

Factor 2:

The second factor has to do with a talent for learning languages, which is different for each individual learner. Indeed, in my experience as a teacher of the Greek language to foreigners, I have come to the conclusion that each person is different, not only in the way he learns a language but also in his ability to learn and understand languages in general. For example, I have many students who understand all the terms I use very well and can create sentences very easily simply by linking together the information I give them. They also have no trouble remembering words and expressions that I use in talking to them and I am often lost in admiration at how easy it is for them. On the other hand, there are other people who don’t find it at all easy to understand the structure of the Greek language, probably because the structure of their native language, English, gets in the way. An example of this interference is the use of gender in Greek. Many students take a long time understanding that Greek nouns belong to one of three genders, in contrast to English where the gender of a noun is of little importance. This kind of interference from your native language is, of course, likely to adversely affect the speed with which you can learn Greek.

Factor 3:

The third factor is that inevitably what each person means when he says, “I know Greek.” is entirely different. Maybe for me “I know Greek” means that I can talk to someone on the street, ask for help and order from the menu in a taverna. For someone else, “I know Greek” can mean that he or she can discuss social and political problems, and for someone else, it may mean that they can understand what is being said in a TV series, on the news, and on the radio. As you see, you must first make it very clear to yourself exactly what YOU YOURSELF mean when you are ready to tell people that you “know Greek!”

After answering the above questions to your own satisfaction, then you’ll be in a better position to figure out how long it will take you to “learn Greek.” So now, take a closer look at the tables below.

A1 level (elementary knowledge) 100-120 hours of lessons

A2 level (basic knowledge) 120-180 hours of lessons

B1 level (medium knowledge) 180-250 hours of lessons

B2 level (good knowledge) 250-400 hours of lessons

C1 level (very good knowledge) 400 – 520 hours of lessons

C2 level (excellent knowledge) More than 650 hours of lessons

However, we want  to make it clear that the above figures are only meant to give you a rough idea of what amount of time you can expect it to take you to reach each level,  and this will depend on the factors mentioned above, and will, in the end, determine whether you will be able to match these times or not. It might take you less time, just as much time or even longer to do it. Everybody’s different. It is also important to note that starting from level B1, the student really becomes much more independent and can begin to communicate without the help of a teacher or a dictionary.

I hope I have helped you answer this complex question for yourself and I hope that you now can figure out how much time it’s likely to take you to “learn Greek.”

Valentinos Filippou

The Online Greek Tutor

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In this lesson, Valentinos explains to us what is a case and how to use the nominative and accusative cases in Greek. This is a very important grammar topic which many students find difficult! Watch Valentinos explaining it and you will understand it for sure.

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

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In today’s video lesson, Joanna explains to us how to use the Greek verbs ”φτιάχνω” and  ”επισκευάζω”. This was a question from our student Tom. Watch the video and learn how to use the two verbs as well as some expressions with these verbs.

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

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Greek lesson: How to use the Greek pronouns ''τούτος'' and ''τέτοια'' - YouTube

In this lesson, Joanna explains to you how to use the Greek words ”τούτος” and ”τέτοια”.

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

I want to know more about upgrading my subscription and get all the rewards

Please email us at info@theonlinegreektutor.com for any questions about our Greek lessons online.

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Greek grammar lesson: The gender and the Greek nouns - YouTube

In this lesson, Valentinos explains to you how to recognize the gender of the nouns in the Greek language. In three more lessons that will follow, he will explain all the characteristics of the Greek nouns (case, number etc).

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

I want to know more about upgrading my subscription and get all the rewards

Please email us at info@theonlinegreektutor.com for any questions about our Greek lessons online.

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https://youtu.be/M1DoK3TMmmg

In today’s video lesson, Joanna explains to us how to use the Greek verbs ”φτιάχνω” and  ”επισκευάζω”. This was a question from our student Tom. Watch the video and learn how to use the two verbs as well as some expressions with these verbs.

We suggest the following method to get the most out of this video:

1. Watch it twice without subtitles and try to understand what it is said

2. Put the subtitles (click the gear icon in the right corner of the video) and watch with subtitles in Greek and English

3. Write down and memorize all the unknown words

4. Try to write sentences with the new words that you have learnt

5. Upgrade your subscription and access the video lesson’s full transcript, a transcript with gaps to practice your listening and extra exercises to understand better the topic of the video lesson. Upgrading your subscription you will also contribute to the creation of more video lessons. Click below to learn more:

I want to know more about upgrading my subscription and get all the rewards

Please email us at info@theonlinegreektutor.com for any questions about our Greek lessons online.

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