Could you please name a few good Greek resources
Book, You tubers, Sites, Blogs and even some resources by yourself would be good and maybe some
simple immersion articles
Here are a few other free resources for the Greek language:
http://www.livinglanguage.com/content/downloads/Greek.pdf http://www.surfacelanguages.com/language/Greek.html http://www.omniglot.com/links/greek.htm http://www.parleremo.org/viewcatalog.php?catlang=ell http://rawlangs.com/2013/04/23/ten-ways-to-learn-greek-for-free/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_and_Latin_roots_in_English/A%E2%80%93G http://blogs.transparent.com/greek/the-100-most-common-words-in-greek/
Παρακαλώ. You're welcome. I highly recommend the above links to my non-Greek friends who wanna learn some Greek, especially if they are interested in how the structure or the vocabulary of my native language, seems like.
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This is a purely personal list of GREEK RESOURCES I've checked.
It's not exhaustive nor guaranteed accurate.
Good though short list of resources. RAWLANG GRAMMAR
Grammar GRAMMAR Brief but good.
Verb conjugation VERBS
Verb conjugation: VERBS
Wiki Very good here
Still Wiki and full: here
Basic grammar Basic grammar: grammar Surface languages
Basic Grammar: grammar langintro
Basic Grammar: grammar Unilang
Very full grammar: complete grammar foundalis
Hellenic American Union Podcasts *Very good audio. HAU
Another podcast PODCAST
Greek podcasts: PODCAST
Phrases, vocabulary: PHRASES
Very interesting. Travel and information guide: here
Dictionaries: (No online dictionary is reliable. They only translate literally which can be far from the actual meaning.) So, use with care." My all time favorite: GROUP OF DICTIONARIES
Also good: DICTIONARY
Includes *resources: DICTIONARY
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This is a youtube cooking show in greek. His name is Akis.Listening to greek is a great way to learn. Not to mention there are some delicious recipes. Below is the channel in Greek and English.
Keyboard-wise, I absolutely recommend Google Input Tools:
It gives you the full ability to type in Greek, Chrome users can install it as a browser extension, you can see a visual representation of the Greek keyboard layout on your screen if you feel that you need it, and it is very easy to turn it on and off as needed.
I found this book very useful:
Title: Modern Greek Grammar Notes for Absolute Beginners, Subtitle: A User-friendly Grammar for Levels A1/A2, Authors: Poulopoulou, Maria.
It can be freely downloaded from here: https://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/4393?locale=en
There is a PDF version and an e-book version of it. Especially the e-book version is very nice, in that version you can click on the Greek text and it will be pronounced by two people (a female and a male voice).
Thanks for the sharing. But I cannot open the ePub version of the book with any ePub reader apps. I don't know if there's any problem with the file or it is the problem of my devices.
Found this http://www.logosconjugator.org/list-of-verb/EL/1/ site for conjugations. I don't know how it compares to http://cooljugator.com/gr/ but I like how it lists all the tenses with each voice. This is how I learned it and I think it would be harder to learn without learning all of the voices together.
HOW TO ADD THE GREEK ALPHABET TO YOUR KEYBOARD Here are some links to easily convert your keyboard to enable you to use both Latin and Greek characters as you need. We have found these easy to install and simple to use. For Windows
Don't forget to read the TipsNotes there is more information. Use the hover drop down hints. And of course, ask us if you have any other questions. Best of luck.
Here are some Youtubers (casual, everyday speech) https://www.youtube.com/user/Unboxholics/videos (unboxing/games/gadgets) https://www.youtube.com/user/lovelymeforever/videos (makeup) https://www.youtube.com/user/MyGreekBurlesque (makeup) https://www.youtube.com/user/ComedylabGR/featured (humor)
And a news/magazine site http://www.lifo.gr/
Cortina recently decided to release their courses into the public domain and the How To Learn Any Language forum decided to host all of them.
Here is the link to the Modern Greek version: https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/cortina.html#Greek
For learning the greek alphabet with letter pronunciation and example words, there is an iPhone App : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-greek-alphabet-now/id1182917261
You can do the free course of Greek from Mango Languages (212 basic and intermediate lessons) through de library system in the United States. A user explained in Spanish how to enter the page a while ago (I don't know if the process is the same now). (Sorry if I make mistakes, I am not a native speaker). The original explanation is here https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5914050 . I have made the following summary in English:
-Go to the Kenton Library page: http://ezproxy.kentonlibrary.org/login?url=http://libraries.mangolanguages.com/kenton-county/start
-Go in with the following "Library Card Number": 23126000001122.
-Choose the language of the page (English, Spanish, etc).
-Sign in with your e-mail.
You have guest access here: https://connect.mangolanguages.com/kenton-county/login?u=772360 You only have to go to "all languages" and choose "Greek".
Wiktionary is awesome, but just keep in mind that it may have errors, just like any wiki site. For instance, there said that the word for bow (like in a hair bow), φιόγκος, was neuter, when it is really masculine. I changed that myself.
Also Wordreference is fine:
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HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE ALPHABET AND MORE: http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/ch1/alphabet/alphabet.asp?vletter=1
GRAMMAR: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Greek_grammar Very good and full.
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Modern_Greek/LegacyLesson_4b Brief but good.
foundalis =http://www.foundalis.com/lan/grkalpha.htm Full not easy to use
conjugations VERY GOOD =http://cooljugator.com/gr
verb conjugations but the wallpaper is distracting.
AUDIO: TO LISTEN TO ANY WORD YOU WANT. SPOKEN BY NATIVE SPEAKERS:
USEFUL EXPRESSION WITH AUDIO:
PODCAST: podcast Hellenic American Union Podcasts. Very good audio. All Greek but simple. --http://www.hau.gr/? --i=learning.en.podcasts-in-greek
GOOD AUDIO: audio == http://www.surfacelanguages.com/greek/basic-greek-grammar.html Good audio
==http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/yourlanguage/greek audio Good
A list of lists: :-) rawlings Good though short list of resources. One of my favorites. ==http://rawlangs.com/2013/04/23/ten-w
various: Not Grammar but interesting.
DICTIONARIES *(No online dictionary is completely reliable. They only translate literally which can be far from the actual meaning. So, use with care."
lexilogos My all time favorite. ==http://www.lexilogos.com/english/greek_dictionary.htm This also has
a long list of resources. Be aware that any grammar books written before 1976 might be anachronistic
babylon Very good. ==http://translation.babylon-
lexi I have not tried this.==http://www.lexicool.com/greek-dictionary-translation.asp
VOCABULARY: memrise- ==http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/greek/
Vocabulary: Some specialties: vocab Interesting grammar for hotel employees but not only == http://www.jobtrust.gr/en/for-aplicants/basic-greek-vocabulary
It is great and I didn't mean to undersell it but the post was very long already and the learner had requested help with the alphabet.
I greatly appreciate reading printed comics in modern Greek, in particular Asterix since I know the translation to French from my youth. You can find quite a large choice of comics heroes at http://www.mamouthcomix.gr/ . They are distributed in particular by https://www.facebook.com/pg/comicstrip.gr/about/?ref=page_internal . I bought 12 books, got them by post, and was extremely happy with this bookshop located in Athens - I recommend it.
Dictionaries - Hands-down, https://el.glosbe.com/el/en/ has saved the day, getting us through our first "real" book in Greek, Κατερίνα Τσεμπερλίδου's Το ταλέντο να ζεις ευτυχισμένα. Glosbe gives a zillion examples of word usage (and also reverses to English/Greek, as needed).
Thank you for your contribution.
This reference with 7 dictionaries includes the one you have given in a form which we find easier for new learners while presenting the same in depth variety. As you say the examples are invaluable.