Learn basic Greek with Mihaela
Part 1

Good morning! - Kalimera! Καλημέρα!
Good day! - Kalimera!/Herete! Καλημέρα!/χαιρετε!
Good evening! - Kalo vradi! Καλό βράδυ!
Good night! - Kalinihta! Καληνύχτα!
Hello! - Gia sas! Γεια σας
How are you? - Pos eisai;/ Ti kaneis; Πώς είσαι;/Τι κάνεισ;
How is it? - Pos einai; Πώς είναι;
Thank you, good. And you? - Sas efharisto, kalo. Kai esi; Σας ευχαριστώ, καλό. Και εσύ;
Have a nice day! - Kali sas mera! Καλή σας μέρα!
Have a nice weekend! - Kali sawatokiriako! Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο!
Safe return home! - Asfalis epistrofi sto spiti! Ασφαλής επιστροφή στο σπίτι!
I am sorry but I have to go now. - Lipamai alla pretei na figo tora. Λυπάμαι, αλλά πρέπει να φύγω τώρα.
Goodbye! - Antio! Αντίο!


Liturgical Greek

I just ordered those 2 books and I found a wonderful webpage where are liturgical texts in greek and english.
Since I gave my small liturgical greek/german dictionary away, as the small prayer book…. (Why did I do that. WHY DID I DO THAT ;_; )
I had to take care to get new things.

I will still work on the church slavonic posts , but this will be a lot more fun because greek is so much easier for me to learn. (Also I got into it years ago…)
If the books arrive I will post (you know I say that and then don’t do that, I try to change it) short reviews on them.

For the future I will plan to post liturgical texts in greek/english.
And I think I will prepare one post right now to give it a start.
This means I will have to overwork all of the main links on my main blog. 

Lord, have mercy on me.


Liturgical Greek Project
Word of the Week 2 - Amen

The words root derived from semitic languages, such as Aramaic or Syriac.

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(“Amin” in East Syriac Aramaic)

Adapted from the hebrew “ אָמֵן”, as used in the Old Testament, it got imported to greek and slavic languages.
Amin is a declaration of affirmation, meaning “so be it”, “verily” or “truly”.


After using this app to learn modern greek for a while I think I can recommend it.

(They have changed the layout a bit but the app works the same as in the video.)
It is said to have 6000 vocabularies and is free (if you do not care about a very little amount of advertisement in the medium difficulty. I didn’t unlock the advanced mode until now.) for the easy stage of learning, to unlock the medium difficulty you can simply like the app on facebook or win enough points (you get points for every right lesson.) You should be able to also unlock the hardest difficulty just with advancing in your greek skills.
You learn to read, spell and write. 

You can set your motherlanguage as default language (in my case it is german, but there are plenty to choose from).

I looked into the versions to lean Russian, Serbian and English as well and since they use the same pictures it is a nice way to learn.

As far as I understand you can not learn full sentences but just the vocabularies (with the articles, which is also important.)
After some time you will get to know the different kinds of “i” and “o”s, etc. 

Sorry for this bad review but I think it is best if you just look yourself into it. :)

(At this point I have 546 points on easy mode and just 6 in medium because I just peeked into the medium mode.  For the english one just 198 for playing around the last 2 days. It is also a good way to improve your spelling when you know a language for some years, already.)