Greek (Modern)

Only one language can claim to be the western world's oldest documented spoken language—and that language is Greek. The Greek language plays an incredibly important role in history and to a variety of other languages, including English. Words like 'magic', 'technology', 'geography', and 'enthusiasm' are all Greek words!

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Basics

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  • Salutations and Small Talk
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    Basics

    Salutations and Small Talk

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk with Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • Be Introduced to Adjectives
    • Be Introduced to Verbs - Formal/Informal Form
    • Form Questions
    • Use Definite Articles
    • Use Subject Pronouns - Formal/Informal and Omission
  • Languages and Origins
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    Languages and Origins

    • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
    • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
    • Get Someone's Attention
    • Learn the Verb Είμαι
    • Learn Verb Negation
    • Use the Preposition από with Articles
    • Use Verbs Ending in -άω
  • Names and Introductions
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    Names and Introductions

    • Ask Someone's Name
    • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
    • Recognize Common Greek Names
    • Respond to Introductions
    • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Learn Masculine/Feminine Nouns Denoting Nationality
    • Practice Omittting the Definite Article
    • Recognize Masculine/Feminine Noun Endings
    • Use the Masculine/Feminine Definite Articles, Nominative Case
    • Use the Possessive Pronoun μου
  • Places and Directions
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    Places and Directions

    • Ask for Directions
    • Express Gratitude
    • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
    • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You
    • Be Introduced to the Neuter Genitive Case
    • Identify the Gender of Nouns by Their Endings
    • Learn the Neuter Definite Article το
    • Use Imperatives in the Polite Form
    • Use the Definite Article After the Prepositions σε / από
  • Currency and Counting
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    Currency and Counting

    • Count Up to 19
    • Deal with Greek Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • Form Genitive Feminine Nouns
    • Form Nominative and Accusative Plural Nouns
    • Learn the Formal Possessive Pronoun
    • Learn the Present Tense of the Verb Έχω
    • Recognize the Indefinite Article and Gender Agreement
  • Food and Drink Culture
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    Food and Drink Culture

    • Gain Insight of the Greek Food Culture
    • Order Meals and Drinks
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Greek Restaurants
    • Be Introduced to the Future Tense
    • Form Clauses With να
    • Practice Plurals and Accusative Case
    • Practice the Indefinite Article
    • Recognize Noun - Adjective Agreement
  • Transportation and Payment
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    Transportation and Payment

    • Ask and Tell Whether One Can Use Something
    • Deal with Large Numbers
    • Handle Greek Currency with Ease
    • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
    • Learn the 1st Person Singular of the Verb μπορώ
    • Recognize the Simple Present and Present Progressive Forms
    • Review Verbs Ending with
    • Use Verbs Ending with -ομαι
  • Help and Requests
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    Help and Requests

    • Accept / Decline Help
    • Ask / Tell What Trouble One Is In
    • Ask For / Offer Help
    • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Greece
    • Learn the Past Tense Form
    • Practice Adjectives and Articles in Accusative Case
    • Practice Imperatives
  • Compliments and Corrections
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    Compliments and Corrections

    • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask / Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
    • Ask / Tell How One's Performance Is
    • Give / Respond to a Compliment
    • Learn Verb Position in Wh-Questions
    • Use the Demonstrative Adjectives / Pronouns αυτός and εκείνος
    • Use the Present, Imperative, and Past Tense of λέω
  • Clarification and Explanation
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    Clarification and Explanation

    • Ask / Tell What Something Is
    • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, Speak Up, or Write Down
    • Tell Someone that You Are Learning a Language
    • Learn Compound Words
    • Practice the Verb μπορώ
    • Practice Verbs in 2rd Person Singular, Present Tense
    • Use More Persons of λέω in Present Tense and Passive Voice
    • Use the Comparative Degree of Adjectives and Adverbs

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  • Relatives and Pets
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    Relatives and Pets

    • Address Family Members Using Kinship Terms
    • Comment on Pets
    • Talk About Personality Types
    • Form Diminutives
    • Learn Adjectives in -ος , , -ο
    • Learn the Interrogative Pronoun ποιος , ποια , ποιο
    • Review Possessive Pronouns
    • Use the Demonstrative αυτός , αυτή , αυτό
  • Household Rooms and Items
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    Household Rooms and Items

    • Make Suggestions
    • Refer to Rooms and Locations in a House
    • Use Location and Relational Words
    • Welcome Someone to Your House
    • Learn Adjectives of Colors
    • Learn Object Pronouns
    • Review the Dependent Perfective and Imperative Forms of Verbs
    • Understand How the Verb αρέσει (Like) Is Used
    • Use the Verb έχω (I Have) to Say "There Is"
  • Career and Hobbies
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    Career and Hobbies

    • Accept an Invitation
    • Politely Decline an Invitation
    • Share Likes and Dislikes
    • Talk About Career and Professions
    • Talk about Hobbies
    • Form Feminine Nouns for Professions
    • Form the Future Tense of Verbs Belonging in B Group
    • Learn How to Form the Genitive Case of Masculine Nouns
    • Practice the Dependent Perfective Form
    • Use Nouns with αρέσει
  • Friends and Relationships
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    Friends and Relationships

    • Inquire About Somebody's Habits
    • Offer to Buy Somebody a Drink
    • Strike up a Conversation
    • Form Nouns in the Accusative Plural
    • Learn the Accusative of the Emphatic Personal Pronouns
    • Learn Verbs Ending in -ομαι in Present Tense
    • Use the Dependent Imperfective Form
    • Use the Present Tense for Suggestions
  • Cooking and Eating
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    Cooking and Eating

    • Ask What Is in a Dish and What It Is Made Of
    • Express That You Do Not Like Something
    • Learn Common Local/Cultural Foods
    • Refer to Food Preparation Processes
    • Say You Like Certain Foods
    • Learn New Imperative Forms
    • Practice the Accusative Singular and Plural
    • Practice the Present Tense
    • Use Object Pronouns
  • Weather and Landscapes
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    Weather and Landscapes

    • Describe the Land
    • Describe the Weather, Climate, and Seasons
    • Use Proper Measurement for Temperature and Distance
    • Form Comparative and Superlative Degrees of Adjectives
    • Learn the Future Continuous
    • Learn the Singular Forms of the Irregular Adjective πολύς
    • Practice πόσο and ποιος
    • Use the Accusative Plural of Masculine Nouns Ending in -ος
  • Shopping and Apparel
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    Shopping and Apparel

    • Communicate Your Shopping Needs
    • Inquire About Shopping Hours
    • Name Different Types of Stores
    • Request That Someone Do Something
    • Understand Sizing and Weights in Greece
    • Form Sentences Where Nouns Are Omitted
    • Learn the Periphrastic Form of the Comparative Degree
    • Practice the Question Word πόσος
    • Use καθόλου to Say "Any"
    • Use πρέπει to Express Need and Obligation
  • Tasks and Errands
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    Tasks and Errands

    • Invite Someone to Join You for an Activity
    • Use Basic Banking and Financial Terms
    • Use the Post Office
    • Be Introduced to the Structure έχω να
    • Form Plural Neuter Nouns Ending in -μα
    • Learn Feminine Nouns Ending in -ση and -ψη
    • Learn the Tense Παρακείμενος
    • Understand How to Use the Indefinite Pronoun κάτι
  • Recreation and Relaxation
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    Recreation and Relaxation

    • Make Plans for an Activity
    • Remind Someone to Bring Something
    • Suggest What to Do and Where to Go
    • Form Negative Orders
    • Learn the Structure "Let's..."
    • Make Suggestions Using the Verb λέω
    • Review the Irregular Adjective πολύς
    • Use the Indefinite Pronoun κανένας
  • Travel and Tourism
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    Travel and Tourism

    • Ask About and Discuss a Famous Person and Local History
    • Ask to See Less Common Places
    • Ask to See Well-known Places
    • State an Idea
    • Be Introduced to the Plural of Nouns Ending in -ας and -ης
    • Form Temporal Clauses
    • Learn the Past Tense
    • Review and Practice the Tense Παρακείμενος
    • Review The Comparative Degree of Adjectives