7 Greek Easter traditions explained (+wishes in Greek)

7 Greek Easter traditions explained (+wishes in Greek)

Have you ever been to Greece during Easter?

The weather is mild, the smell of flowers is sweet, the anticipation is glorious.

Everything about this special holiday is so tied to the culture and the traditions.

Here are 7 of the most important things you need to know about Easter in Greece.

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Do you make these 10 errors in Greek?

Do you make these 10 errors in Greek?

You have the right word in your head. Suddenly, another comes out. And now it’s too late to correct what you said because the conversation keeps going.

Or, you speak to someone who suddenly gives you a perplexed look. Then you become perplexed not really knowing what kind of error you made. Again.

Annoying, isn’t it?

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2 Things To Remember Next Time You Make A Language Error

2 Things To Remember Next Time You Make A Language Error

What do you think when you make errors in Greek?

“I’m so stupid”.

“Jeez. I’m like a baby”.

“People will think I’m an imbecile, I mean, look at me, I sounded so unintelligible!”

Ouch.

Yet, many of us think this way about ourselves when we learn a language and make errors.
So, what's a learner to do?

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7 (more) Funny Idioms And Why To Use Them (PART 2)

7 (more) Funny Idioms And Why To Use Them (PART 2)

“Recovery” from speaking with locals in Toronto meant learning how to speak, not from a text book but from (and with!) real life people.

Idioms and everyday expressions play a huge role in that.

So, are you ready to add some spice to your Greek and amaze your friend Nikos when you say:

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My Greek Language Journey: Susan's story [Guest Post]

My Greek Language Journey: Susan's story [Guest Post]

I had grown up in an all-English speaking environment, but when I went to high school and started learning French and German, I fell in love with languages.

However, I didn't much like learning them in school. For me, total immersion in the language and culture was much more exciting and a faster way to learn. 

I was determined I would learn Greek one day. It turned out to be sooner than I thought!

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How To Use The Future Tenses In Greek

How To Use The Future Tenses In Greek

Do you ever get confused with the use of Future tenses in Greek? For example, why & when do we say: “Θα πιω νερό” instead of “Θα πίνω νερό”? By the end of this blog post you’ll be able to use these two Future tenses correctly aaand ... come up with your own resolutions for the New Year!

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The Ultimate Guide to Greek Christmas Holidays

The Ultimate Guide to Greek Christmas Holidays

What do you want to know about the Greek Christmas season in Greece?

Christmas in Greece can surprise you. The Greek Christmas table might overwhelm you. And Greeks will wholeheartedly welcome you at their Christmas feast.

In this guide you’ll find the most significant, traditional and fun things to say, write, do, celebrate and share with your Greek friends and family.

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My Greek Language Journey: Hélène's story [Guest Post]

My Greek Language Journey: Hélène's story [Guest Post]

A couple of years ago, I was listening to songs on YouTube (yes, by now I had Internet!!!) when I stumbled upon a song by a Greek singer named Kostas Martakis.

I don't know why I clicked on it but I did.

And then on another one. And another one.

Soon I was listening to all these Greek songs by Greek singers I had never heard of but who were quite popular in their country (I would learn that later).

Of course I couldn't read the lyrics but it sounded so beautiful to my ear that I decided I HAD to learn the language!

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3 Ways To Help Your Child Speak Greek

3 Ways To Help Your Child Speak Greek

“How can my child speak Greek?” This is the most common language-related concern Greek parents have while living outside Greece. 

If you find yourself asking the same question, read on and find out how we helped our daughter keep speaking Greek and becoming bilingual.

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