106 Answered Questions for the topic Greek

Greek

04/15/19

Please help with understanding 'έστω'

I know vaguely what it means, somehow 'even' or 'at least' but I would appreciate some examples of different usages of the word, so that I can start using it by myself. Also when do I use έστω... more
Greek

04/15/19

Basic verb question

The sentence in question: Αύριο μπορεί να πάω σινεμά. I would expect to see either "μπορώ να πάω" (I can go) or "μπορεί να πάει" (he can go), where in both instances the verbs agree in person... more
Greek

04/15/19

How can I say 'how' when 'πως' is replacing normally 'ότι'?

Let's take the sentence "Don't you hear how he speaks?". I would translate it naturally with "Δεν ακούς πως μιλάει;". But this would mean afaik to "Dont you hear that he speaks?". So how can I... more
Greek

04/15/19

What’s the Greek word for cull?

I keep finding σφαγή which means slaughter, but I can’t find one for cull. Does this word exist? I’m basically trying to find a greek word that fits the idea of mass killing/war/fighting for the... more
Greek

04/15/19

What was the historical significance of ancient Greece?

Greek

04/14/19

Is "Kalonissos" (η Καλόνισος) a real island?

It's related to language-learning in a roundabout way. I am using Assimil Le Grec (which is in French) to learn Greek, and most of the dialogue so far has been about the Greek islands. The main... more
Greek

04/13/19

When do you use η , and when do you use ι , in modern Greek?

Greek

04/13/19

Why are Greek and Latin words important?

Greek

04/12/19

Grammar question about cases

Hi! I'm still a pretty shaky when it comes to cases, maybe someone can help me understand this sentence from my Greek course (any typos are my fault): **Ταξιδεύει με εισιτήριο οικονομικής... more
Greek

04/10/19

What to study after learning the alphabet?

What would you advise me to study since I learned the alphabet? I think I can write anything in Greek so far, only not as fast as in my native language or English, but I guess it comes with time.... more
Greek

04/10/19

Is there a difference in using ρύπανση and μόλυνση?

Greek

04/10/19

Advice for a new Greek learner

γεια σας! I just moved to Athens and I'm starting with my Greek lessons. I am a complete beginner and I have had two lessons so far. I was wondering if you guys would be able to name a few key... more
Greek

04/09/19

What is the difference between Greek zōē and bios?

What is the difference between حَرَّمَ and نَهَى?

In the Qur'an, and throughout the hadith literature, there are numerous references to what is forbidden. However, I have noticed that what is often translated as the English word "forbade" seems... more
Greek

04/05/19

Greek Sentence Structure

I've always thought sentences are Subject Verb Object. However in the song "Άστατος" by Terzis, the first part is " Στο 'χω πει" which is Object Subject Verb if I understand it correctly. Where is... more
Greek

04/04/19

Good bye phrase?

χαίρετε! I was watching a video and an older lady said which I think was, "Παναγια μαζι σου", as a response to "Να 'στε καλά!" I was wondering, when is it appropriate to say this? Ευχαριστώ εκ... more

What triggered the movement from the late archaic to the early classical/severe era?

Most art historians say the movement resulted from the Persian Wars. I've also read that the rejection of Persian ideals and culture triggered the movement into the classical style art. Does anyone... more
Greek

04/02/19

Can anyone recommend a good site for making revision flashcards?

I am on a Greek course and now that the pace is picking up, we are given maybe 5 - 10 new words to learn per week. It takes me a long time to remember new words so I want to start revising more... more
Greek

04/02/19

Is there a rule when to use ι vs η?

Greek

03/29/19

Can you give me examples for when "σιγά το πράγμα!" could be sayed.

I know the meaning of each word by its own, but I. don't get when this expression could be used in informal speech. Is it just synonymous to "σιγά!" ?
Greek

03/29/19

Why did Demosthenes refer to Macedonians as non-Hellenes?

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