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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Oceanside50 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:07 pm

Gina wrote:Hi all, I have been trying to learn Greek for a while now and I know enough to get by (ask directions, order a meal that kind of thing) but I want to learn more. I came up with the idea of surfing the web for children's nursery rhymes and songs with English sub titles but I haven't had much success.

Is there anyone out there who could perhaps post me some links to things like this if they exist? I think that learning like a child would be much easier. Thank you.


Gina, what a voluptuous name you have."Yo .. G I N A A"...how does one say voluptuous in Greek?? A good word to start out with
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Get Real! » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:25 pm

Oceanside50 wrote:
Gina wrote:Hi all, I have been trying to learn Greek for a while now and I know enough to get by (ask directions, order a meal that kind of thing) but I want to learn more. I came up with the idea of surfing the web for children's nursery rhymes and songs with English sub titles but I haven't had much success.

Is there anyone out there who could perhaps post me some links to things like this if they exist? I think that learning like a child would be much easier. Thank you.


Gina, what a voluptuous name you have."Yo .. G I N A A"...how does one say voluptuous in Greek?? A good word to start out with

Bashoboutta?
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:31 pm

Bashoboutta to voluptuous, is like Shmeterlink (in German, although my spelling is probably wrong) is to butterfly.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby CBBB » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:32 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
Gina wrote:Hi all, I have been trying to learn Greek for a while now and I know enough to get by (ask directions, order a meal that kind of thing) but I want to learn more. I came up with the idea of surfing the web for children's nursery rhymes and songs with English sub titles but I haven't had much success.

Is there anyone out there who could perhaps post me some links to things like this if they exist? I think that learning like a child would be much easier. Thank you.


Gina, what a voluptuous name you have."Yo .. G I N A A"...how does one say voluptuous in Greek?? A good word to start out with

Bashoboutta?


Are you sure?
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Get Real! » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:33 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:Bashoboutta to voluptuous, is like Shmeterlink (in German, although my spelling is probably wrong) is to butterfly.

Well there’s another 3 worded expression if you prefer… (note the emphasis)

Boutte, Gole, Vize.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Get Real! » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:36 pm

CBBB wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Oceanside50 wrote:
Gina wrote:Hi all, I have been trying to learn Greek for a while now and I know enough to get by (ask directions, order a meal that kind of thing) but I want to learn more. I came up with the idea of surfing the web for children's nursery rhymes and songs with English sub titles but I haven't had much success.

Is there anyone out there who could perhaps post me some links to things like this if they exist? I think that learning like a child would be much easier. Thank you.


Gina, what a voluptuous name you have."Yo .. G I N A A"...how does one say voluptuous in Greek?? A good word to start out with

Bashoboutta?


Are you sure?

Sure, tell your wife... "Eisai mia bashoboutta" and see for yourself.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Mustiejodu » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:51 am

Just noticed the usual hypocritical characters now on this page advising about greek lessons. I asked on another page about turkish instruments in north cyprus . A perfectly genuine and relative to the site being that there are cypriots of turkish ethnic background and being that I enjoy playing instruments I posed a very simple inquiry if anyone knew of any turkish instrument makers and I don't think I would find one in the south unless I wanted a bouzuki . The responses I got was that I should be in a turkish forum . We'll here is evidently a person asking learning greek in a cyprus forum . Why has the same people that advised me to go turkish not advised this person to go greek ? I don't expect a mature response to this :lol:
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Tim Drayton » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:41 am

The following may be of interest - a Greek song with English subtitles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaPFrdW1WAo

This just happens to be the most beautiful Greek song that I, in my subjective opinion, have ever heard, and I am grateful to a former (mainland) Turkish contributor to this forum to making its existence known to me. This just goes to show that in this world of ours there do exist people broad-minded and mature enough to appreciate the best of other cultures.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Morning Bird » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:12 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Erm... nothing like what you ask for Gina, but try one of the simple BBC courses like the ones at ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/talk/

Welcome to CF.


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