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INTRODUCTION
Iro:I’m Iro.
Judith: I’m Judith here, Absolute Beginner Season 1, Lesson 3, Getting a Greek Phone Number. Hello and welcome to GreekPod101.com, the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Greek.
Iro: I'm Iro and thanks again for being here with us for this Absolute Beginner Season 2 Lesson.
Judith: In this lesson, you will learn how to exchange phone numbers with someone.
Iro: This conversation takes place on a street in Athens.
Judith: The conversation is between Eli, Petros and Stella, who is Petros former girlfriend.
Iro: The speakers are young adults, therefore, they will be speaking informal Greek.
Judith: Let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUES
Στέλλα: Περίμενε! Αυτό είναι το τηλέφωνό μου - 2107704638.
Πέτρος: Εντάξει.
Στέλλα: Και το κινητό μου είναι 6932555910.
Πέτρος: Ωραία.
Στέλλα: Είναι εύκολο. 6932, τρεις φορές το 5, 910.
Πέτρος: Ευχαριστώ.
Στέλλα: Ποιο είναι το τηλέφωνό σου;
Πέτρος: Δεν το θυμάμαι, λυπάμαι!
Έλλη: Πάμε.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Στέλλα: Περίμενε! Αυτό είναι το τηλέφωνό μου - 2107704638.
Πέτρος: Εντάξει.
Στέλλα: Και το κινητό μου είναι 6932555910.
Πέτρος: Ωραία.
Στέλλα: Είναι εύκολο. 6932, τρεις φορές το 5, 910.
Πέτρος: Ευχαριστώ.
Στέλλα: Ποιο είναι το τηλέφωνό σου;
Πέτρος: Δεν το θυμάμαι, λυπάμαι!
Έλλη: Πάμε.
English Host: Now let’s hear it with the English translation.
Στέλλα: Περίμενε! Αυτό είναι το τηλέφωνό μου - 2107704638.
Judith: Wait! This is my phone [number]—107704638.
Πέτρος: Εντάξει.
Judith: Okay.
Στέλλα: Και το κινητό μου είναι 6932555910.
Judith: And my cell phone [number] is 6932555910.
Πέτρος: Ωραία.
Judith: Great.
Στέλλα: Είναι εύκολο. 6932, τρεις φορές το 5, 910.
Judith: It's easy. 6932, 5 three times, 910.
Πέτρος: Ευχαριστώ.
Judith: Thanks.
Στέλλα: Ποιο είναι το τηλέφωνό σου;
Judith: What's your phone number?
Πέτρος: Δεν το θυμάμαι, λυπάμαι!
Judith: I don't remember it, I'm sorry!
Έλλη: Πάμε.
Judith: Let's go.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Judith: Okay. For cultural point, how about we talk about Greek phone numbers. For example, what is the phone code for Greece?
Iro: For Greece, the telephone code is 0030.
Judith: And for Athens?
Iro: For Athens, it is 210 or 211. You always have to dial that code when you want to call someone in Athens even if you are in Athens as well. All telephone numbers for Athens have seven digits.
Judith: How about cell phones, can I recognize a cell phone number?
Iro: Yes, of course. When you see the numbers 69 at the beginning, then you should be sure that this is a mobile phone number.
Judith: Can you maybe tell some useful numbers that people should program into their cell phone before going to Greece?
Iro: Yes, of course, 112 is the Emergency Number.
Judith: That was actually the same as in Germany.
Iro: Really?
Judith: I think it's the same across Europe.
Iro: 166, Ambulance.
Judith: The ambulance, very important, 166.
Iro: 199, Firefighters.
Judith: And I heard that there's a special number for tourists. Dialing 171 will get you the tourist police.
Iro: Yes, exactly. 171 is for tourist police. The tourist police are especially trained policemen who speaks several languages who will help you if you lose your way, if your cab driver charges too much, if a vendor is trying to cheat you or similar issues, they do not generally arrest people.
Judith: So you can trust them to help you.
VOCAB LIST
Judith: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is…
Iro: περίμενε
Judith: Wait.
Iro: περίμενε
Judith: This is wait, as in a request. Next.
Iro: τηλέφωνο
Judith: Telephone.
Iro: τηλέφωνο
Judith: Next.
Iro: Και
Judith: And.
Iro: Και
Judith: Next.
Iro: κινητό
Judith: Cell phone.
Iro: κινητό
Judith: Next.
Iro: εύκολος
Judith: Easy.
Iro: εύκολος
Judith: Next.
Iro: φορά
Judith: Time.
Iro: φορά
Judith: Next.
Iro: ποιο
Judith: Which or what.
Iro: ποιο
Judith: Next.
Iro: σου
Judith: Your, singular.
Iro: σου
Judith: Next.
Iro: θυμάμαι
Judith: To remember.
Iro: θυμάμαι
Judith: Next.
Iro: λυπάμαι
Judith: To be sorry.
Iro: λυπάμαι
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Iro: The first word we'll look at is "το".
Judith: The. In previous lessons, we learned that the Greek word for “the” is "η. But that's only true for feminine words. For neuter words, the article is "το." We will get back to this in the next lesson. There's a similar change for the word “this” when referring to a woman or a feminine word “this” is "αυτή." The equivalent for neuter words is "αυτό," as in "αυτό το τηλέφωνο", this telephone.
Iro: "φορές"
Judith: Times.
Iro: Is the plural of "φορά", time. "τρεις φορές"
Judith: Three times.
GRAMMAR POINT
Judith: The focus of this lesson are numbers. Knowing the Greek numbers will be extremely useful for you no matter if you're exchanging phone numbers, eating out…
Iro: Or bargaining, you have to know the numbers in order to bargain.
Judith: So in this lesson, we will start by learning the numbers from zero to nine. Judith, can you teach us?
Iro: μηδέν
Judith: Zero.
Iro: ένα
Judith: One.
Iro: δύο
Judith: Two.
Iro: τρία
Judith: Three.
Iro: τέσσερα
Judith: Four.
Iro: πέντε
Judith: Five.
Iro: έξι
Judith: Six.
Iro: επτά
Judith: Seven and some also say εφτά.
Iro: οκτώ
Judith: Eight and some say οχτώ.
Iro: And εννέα.
Judith: Nine.
Iro: Also pronounced εννιά.
Judith: Now, can you count for us in Greek?
Iro: counts from 0 to 9

Outro

Judith: Review these numbers in the lesson notes PDF, then practice saying your phone number and cell phone number in Greek. That just about does it for today.
Iro: Listeners, if you have any Greek language or lesson related questions?
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Judith:Okay, see you next time!
Iro:Γεια σας!
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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Can you say your phone number in Greek?

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Tuesday at 07:49 AM
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Hi Percy,


Do you mean this guide here?

https://bit.ly/2RUTtXD


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Percy
Saturday at 01:43 PM
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Hi Stefania,

How do you download the Greek keyboard again? I lost what you gave me previously.

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Γεια σου Jack,


Εμείς ευχαριστούμε! I'm glad you enjoyed the lesson.


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Tuesday at 09:00 AM
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Hi dimitri,


Thank YOU for your kind (first) comment!


το in that sentence is not an article. It's a personal weak pronoun referring to the third person neuter ("it"). So that sentence means:


I don't remember it.


Just note that the personal pronoun goes before the verb in Greek and not after the verb like in English.


Let me know if you have any more questions.


Kind regards,


StefaniaGreekPod101.com

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Jack
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👍 Ευχαριστώ

dimitri
Saturday at 01:17 AM
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first of all thank you for this great job!! this is my first comment :)

Δεν το θυμάμαι - why is here article? here is no noun...

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Γεια σου igi


Σου στέλνουμε κι εμείς ❤️️!


Στεφανία

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igi
Friday at 11:58 PM
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Friday at 06:53 AM
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Hi Daniel,


Great observation!


You hear correctly both κ and χ when followed by and /e/ (also and /i/) sound. You can find more information about the pronunciation of these letters here: https://www.greekpod101.com/lesson/ultimate-greek-pronunciation-guide-4-consonants-part-1/?lp=47


Actually, I recommend you watch the entire series. It is a very complete pronunciation guide!


Cheers,


Stefania

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Daniel
Thursday at 07:11 AM
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Hello teachers,


I notice that the pronunciation of Και, at least as far as I can hear in this lesson, is [kjɛ] instead of [kɛ]. Is this true?

Is this common for every voiceless velar consonant followed by αι [ɛ]? If I'm not wrong, the same happens for the word χαίρω.


Thank you very much for your work


Daniel