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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
Today, we’ll learn conversational phrases about occupations. After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your job and ask what somebody does for a living.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue:
Με τι ασχολείστε; (Me ti ascholíste?)
Είμαι καλλιτέχνης. (Íme kalitéhnis.)
Listen to it again. Now, with the English translation:
Με τι ασχολείστε; (Me ti ascholíste?)
“What do you do?”
Είμαι καλλιτέχνης. (Íme kalitéhnis.)
“I’m an artist.”
First of all, you need to learn how to say “What do you do?”
That's: Με τι ασχολείστε; (Me ti ascholíste?)
Listen to it again: Με τι ασχολείστε; (Me ti ascholíste?), Με τι ασχολείστε; (Me ti ascholíste?)
This Greek sentence literally translates into “What are you occupied with?,” but it means “What do you do?” in English.
Now, how do you answer this question?
This is the pattern you’ll need:
Είμαι [your occupation]. (Íme {occupation}.)
“I’m a/an [your occupation].”
For example:
“I’m an artist.”
Είμαι καλλιτέχνης. (Íme kalitéhnis.), Είμαι καλλιτέχνης. (Íme kalitéhnis.)


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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Can you talk about your occupation in Greek?

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Wednesday at 08:36 AM
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Hi Joe,

Thank you for the clarification!

All the best,


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Wednesday at 05:24 AM
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The lesson Perseveranda/Percy is referring to is:


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Saturday at 04:23 AM
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Hi Percy,

Can you please let me know which lesson was that?

We don't usually ask someone's profession with Τι κάνεις/κάνετε; unless it is easily understood by the context and it's usually after someone mentioned their profession already so you want more details to know or understand what exactly it is that they do at their work. Please stick to Με τι ασχολείσαι / ασχολείστε; (Me ti ascholíse / ascholíste?) that you can see in this lesson.

As for typing in Greek, you don't need to download a language pack. That affects your system. You just need to download the Greek keyboard. This guide will help you do that:


Let me know if you have any more questions.


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Friday at 04:42 AM
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Hi Alisha,

In one of the lessons, it says that you can also ask someone; Ti kaneis? or Ti Kanete? asking the occupation. Is this right?


I can't type in Greek alphabet because when I downloade the language pack in Greek, it changed all my settings in Greek

so I reverted to English keyboard.