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Introduction
Eric: Welcome to 3-Minute Greek Season 1, Lesson 20 - Talking about Your Likes. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and affirmatively answer a question in Greek.
Body
Eric: Here's the informal way to ask 'Do you like chocolate?' in Greek.
Chrissi: [Normal] Σου αρέσει η σοκολάτα; (Su arési i sokoláta?)
Eric: First is a personal pronoun meaning 'you'
Chrissi: [Normal] σου [Slow] σου (su)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'like'
Chrissi: [Normal] αρέσει [Slow] αρέσει (arési)
Eric: Next is the feminine definite article.
Chrissi: [Normal] η [Slow] η (i)
Eric: Last is the feminine noun meaning 'chocolate'
Chrissi: [Normal] σοκολάτα [Slow] σοκολάτα (sokoláta)
Eric: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Do you like chocolate?'
Chrissi: [Slow] Σου αρέσει η σοκολάτα; [Normal] Σου αρέσει η σοκολάτα;
Eric: Here's a response meaning 'Yes, I like it.'
Chrissi: [Normal] Ναι, μου αρέσει. (Ne mu arési.)
Eric: First is a particle meaning 'yes'
Chrissi: [Normal] ναι [Slow] ναι (ne)
Eric: Next is a personal pronoun meaning 'me'
Chrissi: [Normal] μου [Slow] μου (mu)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'like'
Chrissi: [Normal] αρέσει [Slow] αρέσει (arési)
Eric: Listen again to the response, 'Yes, I like it.'
Chrissi: [Slow] Ναι, μου αρέσει. [Normal] Ναι, μου αρέσει.
Eric: Now, imagine you're speaking to someone you’ve just met. Here's the formal way to ask, 'Do you like sweets?'
Chrissi: [Normal] Σας αρέσουν τα γλυκά; (Sas arésun ta gliká?)
Eric: First is a personal pronoun meaning 'you'
Chrissi: [Normal] σας [Slow] σας (sas)
Eric: Next is the verb meaning 'like'
Chrissi: [Normal] αρέσουν [Slow] αρέσουν (arésun)
Eric: Next is the neuter definite article.
Chrissi: [Normal] τα [Slow] τα (ta)
Eric: Last is the neuter noun meaning 'sweets'
Chrissi: [Normal] γλυκά [Slow] γλυκά (gliká)
Eric: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Do you like sweets?'
Chrissi: [Slow] Σας αρέσουν τα γλυκά; [Normal] Σας αρέσουν τα γλυκά;
Eric: Here's a response meaning, ‘Yes, I like them.'
Chrissi: [Normal] Ναι, μου αρέσουν. (Ne, mu arésun.)
Eric: First is a particle meaning ‘yes’
Chrissi: [Normal] Ναι [Slow] Ναι (ne)
Eric: Next is the personal pronoun meaning 'me'
Chrissi: [Normal] μου [Slow] μου (mu)
Eric: Last is the verb meaning 'like'
Chrissi: [Normal] αρέσουν [Slow] αρέσουν (arésun)
Eric: Listen again to the response, “Yes, I like them.”
Chrissi: [Slow] Ναι, μου αρέσουν. [Normal] Ναι, μου αρέσουν.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Chrissi: In casual Greek, if you want to say that you really love something, you won’t use the verb “to love” but the expression “I’m crazy for”. So if you really, truly love soccer, you will answer Τρελαίνομαι για το ποδόσφαιρο! (Trelénome ya to podósfero!). Or, more simply, Τρελαίνομαι (Trelénome). Greeks use that quite often but foreigners don’t, so try it the next time you are with Greek friends and impress them!

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Chrissi: Γεια χαρά!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners, do you like studying?

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Thursday at 02:30 AM
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Γεια σου Τζοάν,


Χαίρομαι που σου αρέσει η μελέτη!


Σε χαιρετώ,


Στεφανία

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Joanne Tibbenham
Wednesday at 12:21 PM
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Ναι, μου αρέσει.

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