Showing posts with label Greek. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greek. Show all posts

Friday, March 23, 2018

Greek - My drink is cold


We just learned that in Greek to say this chair is small you say Η καρέκλα είναι μικρή (I karékla eínai mikrí).

Let's learn about more things we see every day.

To say My drink is cold, we say Το ποτό μου είναι κρύο (To potó mou eínai krýo).

Some languages say words in a different order, so in Greek you're really saying "The drink mine is cold".

Here's how to say it:

The - To (Το) - sounds like TOH

drink - ποτό (potó) - sounds like poh-TOH

mine - μου (mou) - sounds like MOO

is - είναι (eínai) - sounds like EE-nay

cold - κρύο (krýo) - sounds like KREE-oh


So all together Το ποτό μου είναι κρύο (To potó mou eínai krýo) sounds like TOH poh-TOH MOO EE-nay KREE-oh.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: My drink is cold

Italian: La mia bevanda è freddo

German: Mein Getränk ist kalt

Spanish: Mi bebida es fría

French: Ma boisson est froid

Friday, March 16, 2018

Greek - The chair is small


We just learned that in Greek to say this house is big you say Αυτό το σπίτι είναι μεγάλο (Aftó to spíti eínai megálo).

Let's learn about more things we see every day.

To say The chair is small, we say Η καρέκλα είναι μικρή (I karékla eínai mikrí)

We can break it up into four words:

The - Η (I) - sounds like EE

chair - καρέκλα (karékla) - sounds like kah-RAY-klah

is - είναι (eínai) - Sounds like EE-nay

small - μικρή (mikrí) - Sounds like mee-KREE


So all together Η καρέκλα είναι μικρή sounds like EE kah-RAY-klah EE-nay mee-KREE.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: This chair is small

Italian: La sedia è piccolo

German: Der Stuhl ist klein

Spanish: La silla es pequeña

French: La chaise est petit

Friday, March 9, 2018

Greek - This house is big


We just learned that in Greek, we are surprised is Είναι έκπληκτοι (Eínai ékpliktoi)

Let's learn about some of the things we see every day.

To say this house is big in Greek you say Αυτό το σπίτι είναι μεγάλο (Aftó to spíti eínai megálo).

We can break it up into four words:

This (the) - Αυτό το (Aftó to) sounds like ah-f-TOH toh
In Greek you are really saying "This the" instead of just "this".

house - σπίτι (spíti) sounds like SPEE-tee

is - είναι (eínai) sounds like EE-nay

big - μεγάλο (megálo) sounds like may-GAH-loh


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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: This house is big

Italian: Questa casa è grande

German: Das Haus ist groß

Spanish: Esta casa es grande

French: Cette maison est grande

Friday, March 2, 2018

Greek - We are surprised


We just learned that I am happy in Greek is Είμαι χαρούμενος (eímai charoúmenos),
you are sad is Είσαι λυπημενος (Eísai lypimenos),
he is angry is Είναι θυμωμένος (Eínai thymoménos),
and they are excited is Είναι ενθουσιασμένοι (Eínai enthousiasménoi).

Let's learn how to say We are surprised.

Είναι έκπληκτοι (Eínai ékpliktoi)

We can break it up into two words:

We are - Είναι (Eínai) - Sounds like EE-nay

Surprised - έκπληκτοι (ékpliktoi) - Sounds like EH-k-plee-k-tee

So all together Siamo sorpresi sounds like See-ah-moh soh-d-p-day-see.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: We are surprised

German: Wir sind begeistert

Spanish: Estamos sorprendido

French: Nous sommes surpris

Friday, February 23, 2018

Greek - They are excited


We just learned that I am happy in Greek is Είμαι χαρούμενος (eímai charoúmenos),
you are sad is Είσαι λυπημενος (Eísai lypimenos),
and he is angry is Είναι θυμωμένος (Eínai thymoménos).

Let's learn how to say they are excited.

Είναι ενθουσιασμένοι (Eínai enthousiasménoi)

They are - Είναι (Eínai) - Sounds like EE-nay

Excited - ενθουσιασμένοι (enthousiasménoi) - Sounds like eh-n-thoo-zee-as-MAY-nee

So all together Είναι ενθουσιασμένοι (Eínai enthousiasménoi) sounds like EE-nay eh-n-thoo-zee-as-MAY-nee.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: They are excited

Italian: Sono eccitati

German: Sie sind aufgeregt

Spanish: Ellos estan emocionados

French: Ils sont excité

Friday, February 16, 2018

Greek - He is angry


We just learned that I am happy in Greek is Είμαι χαρούμενος (eímai charoúmenos), and you are sad is Είσαι λυπημενος (Eísai lypimenos).

Now let's learn how to say He is angry.

Είναι θυμωμένος (Eínai thymoménos)

We can break it up into two words:
He is - Είναι (Eínai) - sounds like EE-nay
angry - θυμωμένος (thymoménos) - Sounds like thee-moh-MAY-noh-ss

So all together Είναι θυμωμένος (Eínai thymoménos) sounds like EE-nay thee-moh-MAY-noh-ss.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: He is angry

Italian: Lui è arrabbiato

German: Er ist wütend

Spanish: Él está enojado

French: Il est en colère

Friday, February 9, 2018

Greek - You are sad


We just learned that in Greek I am happy is Είμαι χαρούμενος (eímai charoúmenos).

Now let's learn how to say You are sad.

Είσαι λυπημενος (Eísai lypimenos)

We can break it up into two words:
You are - Είσαι (Eísai) - sounds like EE-say
sad - λυπημενος (lypimenos) - Sounds like lee-pee-may-noh-s

So all together Είσαι λυπημενος sounds like EE-say lee-pee-may-noh-s.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: You are sad

Italian: Sei triste

German: Sie sind traurig

Spanish: Estas triste

French: Vous êtes triste

Friday, February 2, 2018

Greek - I am happy


Last time we learned that the Greek words for horse, sheep and duck are άλογο (álogo), πρόβατα (próvata), and πάπια (pápia).

Let's learn how to say I am happy in Greek!

We can break it up into two words:

I am - Είμαι (Eímai) - sounds like AY-mah-ee
happy - χαρούμενος (charoúmenos) - sounds like hah-DOO-may-noh-s

Together Είμαι χαρούμενος sounds like AY-mah-ee hah-DOO-may-noh-s

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: I am happy

Italian: Sono felice

German: Ich bin glücklich

Spanish: Estoy feliz

French: Je suis heureux

Friday, January 26, 2018

Greek - Horse, sheep, duck


We know that in Greek, dog is σκύλος (skýlos), cat is γάτα (gáta),
cow is αγελάδα (ageláda), chicken is κοτόπουλο (kotópoulo) and pig is χοίρο (choíro).

Let's learn more animals!

horse - άλογο (álogo) - sounds like AH-loh-go
sheep - πρόβατα (próvata) - sounds like PRO-bah-tah
duck - πάπια (pápia) - sounds like PAH-pee-ah

Also in Greek horses say hinnire, sheep say baa, and ducks say pa-pa-pah.

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: horse, sheep, duck

German: Pferd, Schaf, Ente

Spanish:caballo, oveja, pato

French:French - cheval, mouton, canard

Friday, January 19, 2018

Greek - Cow, Chicken, Pig


We already know that in Greek, dog is σκύλος (skýlos) and cat is γάτα (gáta).

Now let's learn about some farm animals!

cow - αγελάδα (ageláda) - sounds like ah-gay-LAH-dah

chicken - κοτόπουλο (kotópoulo) - sounds like koh-TOH-poh-oo-loh

pig - χοίρο (choíro) - sounds like xh-EE-doh

Also in Greek cows say mou mou, chickens say ko ko ko, and pigs say greelizee!


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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: cow, chicken, pig

Italian: mucca, pollo, maiale

German: Kuh, Huhn, Schwein

Spanish: vaca, pollo, cerdo

French: vache, poulet, porc

Friday, January 12, 2018

Greek - Black, white, brown, gray


We just learned that in Greek, red, orange and yellow are κόκκινο (kókkino), πορτοκαλί (portokalí), and κίτρινο (kítrino),
and green, blue, purple, pink are πράσινο (prásino), μπλε (ble), μοβ (mov), ροζ (roz).

Let's learn some more colors!

black - μαύρο (mávro) - sounds like MAH-v-doh

white - λευκό (lefkó) - sounds like leh-f-KOH

brown - καφέ (kafé) - sounds like kah-f-AY

gray - γκρι (nkri) - sounds like g-dee

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: black, white, brown, gray

Italian: nero, bianco, marrone, grigio

German: schwarz, weiß, braun, grau

Spanish: negro, blanco, marrón, gris

French: noir, blanc, brun, gris

Friday, January 5, 2018

Greek - Green, Blue, Purple, Pink

We just learned that in Greek, red, orange and yellow are κόκκινο (kókkino), πορτοκαλί (portokalí), and κίτρινο (kítrino).

Let's learn more colors!

green - πράσινο (prásino) - sounds like p-dah-see-no

blue - μπλε (ble) - sounds like blay

purple - μοβ (mov) - sounds like moh-v

pink - ροζ (roz) - sounds like - dr-oh-z

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: green, blue, purple, pink

Italian: verde, blu, viola, rosa

German: grün, blau, lila, rosa

Spanish: verde, azul, morado, rosa

French: vert, bleu, violet, rose

Friday, December 29, 2017

Greek - Red, Orange, Yellow

We just learned about the alphabet in Greek.

Now let's learn some colors!

red - κόκκινο (kókkino) - sounds like KOH-kee-noh

orange - πορτοκαλί - (portokalí) - sounds like poh-r-toh-kah-LEE

yellow - κίτρινο - (kítrino) - sounds like KEE-tree-noh

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(from: wikipedia - center for the greek language)

ASL: red, orange, yellow

Italian: rosso, arancione, giallo

German: rot, orange, gelb

Spanish: rojo, naranja, amarillo

French: rouge, orange, jaune