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INTRODUCTION
Gabriella:Hi everyone, I’m Gabriella.
Stefania:And I’m Stefania!
Gabriella:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Greek Vocabulary, Lesson 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known Greek Geographical features. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GreekPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gabriella:Stefanía, what’s first?
Stefania:ο Αλιάκμονας ποταμός
Gabriella:Haliácmon river
Stefania:(slow) ο Αλιάκμονας ποταμός (regular) ο Αλιάκμονας ποταμός
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:ο Αλιάκμονας ποταμός
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:The Haliácmon river is the longest river in Greece. It’s up to 297 kilometres long and runs through the Greek territory along its whole length.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania:(normal) Στον Αλιάκμονα βρίσκονται 33 είδη ψαριών.
Gabriella:Thirty-three species of fish are found in the Haliacmon.
Stefania:(slow) Στον Αλιάκμονα βρίσκονται 33 είδη ψαριών.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s next?
Stefania:τα Σπήλαια Διρού
Gabriella:the Dirós Caves
Stefania:(slow) τα Σπήλαια Διρού (regular) τα Σπήλαια Διρού
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:τα Σπήλαια Διρού
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:The Dirós Caves are located around 19 kilometers south of Areópolis, and are part of an underground river. About 5 kilometers of them are exposed and accessible by small boats through narrow passages.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania:(normal) Το νερό μέσα στα Σπήλαια του Διρού είναι πολύ κρύο.
Gabriella:The water inside the Dirós Caves is very cold.
Stefania:(slow) Το νερό μέσα στα Σπήλαια του Διρού είναι πολύ κρύο.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s the next one?
Stefania:η Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου
Gabriella:the Mesolóngi Lagoon
Stefania:(slow) η Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου (regular) η Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:η Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:The Mesolongi Lagoon is an important wetland area of Southern Europe. Fishermen once lived in cabins built on stilts in the lagoon, and some of these houses remain today.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania:(normal) Στη Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου παράγεται το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του ελληνικού αλατιού.
Gabriella:Most Greek salt is produced at the Mesolóngi Lagoon.
Stefania:(slow) Στη Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου παράγεται το μεγαλύτερο μέρος του ελληνικού αλατιού.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s next?
Stefania:το Φαράγγι του Βίκου
Gabriella:Vikos Gorge
Stefania:(slow) το Φαράγγι του Βίκου (regular) το Φαράγγι του Βίκου
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:το Φαράγγι του Βίκου
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:The Víkos Gorge, found in the Zagóri region, is listed as the deepest gorge in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. It is also a site of major scientific interest because of its almost pristine condition and varied ecosystems that include endangered species.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania:(normal) Το φαράγγι του Βίκου έχει μήκος 20 χιλιομέτρων.
Gabriella:The Víkos Gorge has a length of 20 kilometers.
Stefania:(slow) Το φαράγγι του Βίκου έχει μήκος 20 χιλιομέτρων.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s the last one?
Stefania:το ηφαίστειο της Σαντορίνης
Gabriella:Santoríni's volcano
Stefania:(slow) το ηφαίστειο της Σαντορίνης (regular) το ηφαίστειο της Σαντορίνης
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:το ηφαίστειο της Σαντορίνης
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:Santoríni's volcano forms a large, deep caldera in the most active part of the South edgean Volcanic Arc, where the African tectonic plate submerges under the Eurasian one. The island today is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania:(normal) Οι βράχοι του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης είναι μαύροι λόγω της λάβας.
Gabriella:The rocks of Santorini's volcano are black because of the lava.
Stefania:(slow) Οι βράχοι του ηφαιστείου της Σαντορίνης είναι μαύροι λόγω της λάβας.
QUIZ
Gabriella:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Stefanía will give you the Greek – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Stefania:ο Αλιάκμονας ποταμός
[pause]Gabriella:Haliácmon river
Stefania:τα Σπήλαια Διρού
[pause]Gabriella:the Dirós Caves
Stefania:η Λιμνοθάλασσα του Μεσολογγίου
[pause]Gabriella:the Mesolóngi Lagoon
Stefania:το Φαράγγι του Βίκου
[pause]Gabriella:Víkos Gorge
Stefania:το ηφαίστειο της Σαντορίνης
[pause]Gabriella:Santoríni's volcano

Outro

Gabriella:And there you have it – five Geographical features in Greece! We have more vocab lists available at GreekPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Stefania:Γεια!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What is the most interesting geographical feature in Greece for you? 

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Saturday at 02:54 PM
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Γεια σου Βιβιάνα,


εδώ είναι μερικές πληροφορίες για τα τρία πρώτα μέρη:

http://bit.ly/1OUJUC7

http://bit.ly/1JQj2mC

http://bit.ly/1P5rL6L


Ελπίζω να σου είναι χρήσιμες.


Στεφανία

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Bibiana
Friday at 11:53 PM
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Ξέχασα τον λίμνη Μελισσάνη στην Κεφαλονιά :flushed:

Bibiana
Friday at 11:09 PM
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Τα πρώτα τρία δεν έχω ακούσει ποτέ... και δεν είναι καν εύκολο να βρω πληροφορίες στο διαδίκτυο για αφτούς. Το Φαράγγι του Βίκου το γνωρίζω, γιατί βρίσκεται στην Περιφέρεια Ηπείρου, αλλά δεν έχω παει ακόμη. Στη Λευκαδα έχουμε και λιμνοθάλασσα, εκεί υπάρχουν τα φλαμινγκα :) Και η Κρήτη έχει ένα φαράγγι - της Σαμαριάς.


Όμως για μενα το πιο ενδιαφέρον είναι οι βράχοι την Μετέωρα και η φαίστειο της Σαντορίνης, ή ο Όλυμπος. Αλλά η Ελλάδα έχει όμορφη φύση με πολλά βουνά, μου αρεσει πάρα πολύ! Έχω δει και τη λίμνη της Βουλιαγμένης, αυτη είναι επίσης ενδιαφέρουσα.


The first three I have never heard about... and its not even easy to find information on the internet about them. The Vikos Gorge I know, because it lies in Epirus region, but I havent gone there yet. In Lefkada we have also a lagoon, there are the flamingos. And also Crete has a gorge - the Samaria.


But for me the most interesting are the rocks of Meteora and the volcano of Santorini, or the Olympus. But Greece has beautiful nature with a lot of mountains, I like it very much! I have seen also the Vouliagmeni lake, this is also interesting.

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Thursday at 11:56 AM
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Γεια σου Γιολάντ,


Σε ευχαριστώ για την ενημέρωση. Αν έχεις ποτέ κάποιο άλλο πρόβλημα, άφησέ μας ένα σχόλιο.


Να ΄σαι καλά.


Stefania

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Yolande
Wednesday at 08:15 AM
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Γεια σου,

Συγνώμη,

The sound is come back.

I thought I've made something wrong.

Αντίο

Γιολαντ

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Tuesday at 11:05 AM
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Hello Yolande,


The audio of this lesson seems to be working for me. Are you still having an audio issue? Is it on this lesson only?


Regards,


Stefania

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Yolande
Monday at 07:15 AM
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Γεια σου,

I have no sound. What's happened?

I have the sound for the word of the day I have received by e-mail today.

I have sent a message to "Report a problem", but I think they don't answer.

Please tell me what to do to find the sound.

Συγνώμη πάρα καλό.

:flushed: