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Does anybody here study Modern Greek?

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Obviously Duo doesn't teach Greek (yet!) but I would like to be able to speak a little before I visit Greece in the summer. I've struggled to find any useful free resources on-line so I was wondering if anyone here knew of anything?

Ευχαριστώ!

4 years ago

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s-g-lafollette
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I use Mango Languages for help in French! (But it also has Ancient Greek, Koine Greek, and Modern.) It takes a more conversational approach, which would be very helpful for you, if you're travelling there! It is free depending if your Library has it (A lot of them do surprisingly!), but if it doesn't, you can buy it for about $79.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katlearnslangs

I self-study Greek and I've compiled a list of online resources here: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=x1y3ySqe I hope it helps and καλό ταξίδι!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
mptmpt
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Very nice list. I will have a look on these. Thank you. In the meantime, you can search for the Greek school books if you like at: http://ebooks.edu.gr/2013/

Let me know if you need help to navigate through the pages, or if you need suggestions on which book to pick!

Good luck with your studies.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katlearnslangs

Thank you for the link! It looks very useful. Which book should I pick?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
mptmpt
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It really depends on your level. Are you comfortable reading Greek kids books? If not, you need to start with the basics A-class.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katlearnslangs

Ok, thanks for the suggestion.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
mptmpt
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This link is to the basic dictionary they use in the first 4 years:

And this is the language book of the 4th grade:

Have a look and let me know if you need something simpler or more complicated.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katlearnslangs

Wow, and they make all this available online? Thanks for directing me to them, I will have a look at them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
mptmpt
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Unfortunately I don't have a list with resources for beginners ready yet. There is one wikibook that teaches the alphabet at http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Modern_Greek and some courses in memrise and livemocha but I haven't check how good they are. If you are comfortable reading basic greek, you can start with some books from the Greek elementary school at: http://ebooks.edu.gr/2013/

Good luck with your studies.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/makmar
makmar
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Hi everyone! You could also check the following link out. It goes with pronunciation of certain common words/phrases. It seems worth a 'visit'. :-) http://www.foundalis.com/lan/greek.htm

4 years ago