Learning aid suggestions?
I finished the Greek tree and I'm not sure where to go from here.
I started playing a fan-translation of Pokemon Yellow in Greek which is helping me somewhat. Unfortunately it seems there are not a lot of videogames in Greek. Does anyone else know any good videogames that are available in Greek?
Are there simple books I might try reading now? I downloaded the lord of the rings, but it's a little too complex right now.
Are there simple tv shows with subtitles I might be able to watch?
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks a lot!
P.S. I'm having a hard time finding the bible online in demotic. Does anyone have a link to a good site?
Hey there. I'm Greek so I hope I will help you anyhow. I don't know a lot about videogames but most of them have the greek language. From tv shows you can find in the internet from the channels we have on their websites and watch online (ex: ant1,mega,alpha). For starters you could watch XFactor (that was actually on SKAI channel and it has every episode on youtube. It finished earlier on June so it's fresh and it will be fun to also listen to some greek songs while watching. Also, no idea about the bible online. I hope I helped!
Thanks! I will look into watching the x-factor.
Another question. What is considered the quintessential Greek novel? In America we have Huckleberry Finn; in Spain there is Don Quixote; in Russia there is War and Peace etc. Is there a similarly lauded novel in Greece? Perhaps Zorba the Greek?
Thank you very much for your time.
Watch and tell me if it helped. Um Zorba the Greek probably. Have you considered reading greek mythology? That's actually not something really hard to read and there are really interesting stories like odyssey and iliad. When I was a kid I used to read all the time there are tones of stories about creatures and gods. You're welcome I'm more than proud to help someone who wants to learn greek!
For books, you can search on Book Depository via language with their advance search function. I've had trouble finding what would be the equivalent of 'middle grade' books, which is the level I'm at, but I'm sure there are some in there somewhere! Just be careful to scroll past all the ancient Greek textbook/books, since they're muddled in their with modern Greek (even if you click Greek post 1500s :c). Clicking on what genre you like as well really thins out the ancient Greek results though.
I've also been watching some kid's shows on YouTube. The vocab is simple enough, but getting used to the speaking speed makes it worthwhile to listen to!
If you like memrise, it is a good source to find material there. Also, you can search some apps in Google Play, there are some that offer Greek words or/and phrases. A good resource is also the dialogues (and more) in Φιλοκαλία, even they give you only a part of the courses for free, they are good enough: http://www.xanthi.ilsp.gr/filog/