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Postby Gina » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:59 pm

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.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby bill cobbett » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:33 pm

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/

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Re: Learning Greek

Postby DrCyprus » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d73VaNV5Wng

αχ κουνελάκι κουνελάκι ξύλο που θα το φας.
Μέσα σε ξένο περιβολάκι τρύπες να μην τρυπάς.

etc..

Gina, if you want message me and I can give you material on learning Modern Greek.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Sotos » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:52 pm

Why she has to message you before you give the material? :roll: Here are free lessons for learning Greek: http://www.kypros.org/LearnGreek/

I think that learning like a child would be much easier.


It is easier for small children to learn a new language so maybe your assumption is not correct ;) For adults the best way to learn the language is proper lessons and trying to talk in Greek with native speakers.... so try that and don't worry if you will make many mistakes in the beginning.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby kurupetos » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:51 am

(On behalf of 'our' 'missing' GR!)

Why learn Greek? Learn Cypriot or Choirokitian! :wink: ( :mrgreen: )
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby bill cobbett » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:21 am

kurupetos wrote:(On behalf of 'our' 'missing' GR!)

Why learn Greek? Learn Cypriot or Choirokitian! :wink: ( :mrgreen: )


Excellent idea... after all, where on Earth will you find a native Greek-speaking CY ...???
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Gina » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:24 am

Thank you all for the suggestions. I wish I could practice with Greek or Cypriot people but I live in the West Midlands of England and don't know any Greek people to practice with but thanks any way.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby DrCyprus » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:53 am

Gina wrote:Thank you all for the suggestions. I wish I could practice with Greek or Cypriot people but I live in the West Midlands of England and don't know any Greek people to practice with but thanks any way.


Go to your nearest university and ask for a Cypriot tandem partner.

If you need books, message me.
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby Gina » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:08 pm

Thank you, the nearest University to me is Wolverhampton which is very close. I might give this a try!
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Re: Learning Greek

Postby kurupetos » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:16 pm

There are tens of thousands of Greek Cypriots in Birmingham.

Here's some info: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satelli ... %2FWrapper
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