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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known Greek Cities. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GreekPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gabriella: Stefanía, what’s our first word?
Stefania: Αθήνα
Gabriella: Athens
Stefania: (slow) Αθήνα (regular) Αθήνα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Αθήνα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Athens is the capital of Greece and the largest city in the country. As one of the world's oldest cities with an age of over 3,400 years, it is widely referred to as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Το κέντρο της Αθήνας απέχει περίπου 45 λεπτά από το αεροδρόμιο.
Gabriella: The center of Athens is about 45 minutes from the airport.
Stefania: (slow) Το κέντρο της Αθήνας απέχει περίπου 45 λεπτά από το αεροδρόμιο.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: Πειραιάς
Gabriella: Piraéus
Stefania: (slow) Πειραιάς (regular) Πειραιάς
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Πειραιάς
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Since ancient times, Piraéus has been a port city. It lies in a strategic location along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf, within the Athens urban area. All the ferries that go to the major islands leave from there.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Ο Πειραιάς είναι πολύ κοντά από το κέντρο της Αθήνας.
Gabriella: Piraeus is very close to the center of Athens.
Stefania: (slow) Ο Πειραιάς είναι πολύ κοντά από το κέντρο της Αθήνας.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: Θεσσαλονίκη
Gabriella: Thessaloníki
Stefania: (slow) Θεσσαλονίκη (regular) Θεσσαλονίκη
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Θεσσαλονίκη
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Thessaloníki, also known as Thessalónica or Salónica, is the second-largest city in Greece, and it’s often referred to as the nation’s "co-capital." Renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life, it is considered to be Greece's cultural capital and the world's fifth-best party city according to Lonely Planet.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Τα Λαδάδικα είναι μια ιστορική γειτονιά της Θεσσαλονίκης.
Gabriella: Ladádika is a historic district of Thessaloníki.
Stefania: (slow) Τα Λαδάδικα είναι μια ιστορική γειτονιά της Θεσσαλονίκης.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: Ηράκλειο
Gabriella: Heráklion
Stefania: (slow) Ηράκλειο (regular) Ηράκλειο
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Ηράκλειο
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Heráklion is the capital and largest city of the island of Crete and the 4th largest in Greece. The ruins of the ancient Minoan palace of Knossós are nearby.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Στο Ηράκλειο η τοπική λιχουδιά είναι η μπουγάτσα.
Gabriella: In Heráklion the local delicacy is bougatsa.
Stefania: (slow) Στο Ηράκλειο η τοπική λιχουδιά είναι η μπουγάτσα.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania: Πάτρα
Gabriella: Pátras
Stefania: (slow) Πάτρα (regular) Πάτρα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Πάτρα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Pátras is the third largest city in Greece, and it hosts a large number of students. Every year in February the city hosts one of Europe's largest carnivals with mammoth-sized satirical floats and extravagant balls and parades.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Το Καρναβάλι της Πάτρας έχει περισσότερα από 160 χρόνια ιστορίας.
Gabriella: The Carnival of Pátras has a history spanning more than 160 years.
Stefania: (slow) Το Καρναβάλι της Πάτρας έχει περισσότερα από 160 χρόνια ιστορίας.
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: Αθήνα
[pause]Gabriella: Athens
Stefania: Πειραιάς
[pause]Gabriella: Piraéus
Stefania: Θεσσαλονίκη
[pause]Gabriella: Thessaloníki
Stefania: Ηράκλειο
[pause]Gabriella: Heráklion
Stefania: Πάτρα
[pause]Gabriella: Pátras

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Cities 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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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in Greece, which one would it be?

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Saturday at 03:01 PM
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Γεια σου Μπιμπιάνα,


Αν πας ποτέ στη Θεσσαλονίκη, να φας τσουρέκι από τον Τερκενλή: http://bit.ly/1np8Rvk

Στο Ναύπλιο υπάρχει το καλύτερο παγωτό της Ελλάδας! Το φτιάχνει ένας Ιταλός:

http://on.fb.me/1n7RGyp


Δεν έχω πάει ποτέ στα Χανιά ούτε και στα Ιωάννινα... ακόμα:grin:.


Στεφανία

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Bibiana
Saturday at 04:30 AM
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Αθήνα και Πειραιάς :heart: είναι τα αγαπημένα μου. Η Ακρόπολη με τον Παρθενώνα και το Ερέχθειο, ο Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, η Αρχαία Αγορά, ο Κεραμεικός, η Πλατεία Συντάγματος με τη Βουλή, το Μοναστηράκι, η ομορφη Πλάκα με τη γειτονιά Αναφιώτικα (το αγαπημένο μου), ο Οδός Ερμού, ο Ζάππειον, η Αθηναική Τριλογία, το Παναθηναϊκό στάδιο οι βυζαντινές εκκλησίες, και ο λόφος του Λυκαβηττού (αυτός είναι πολυ ωραιο).

Στον Πειραιά το κεντρικό Λιμάνι, η Μαρίνα Ζέας ή Πασαλιμάνι, τo Mικρολίμανο, το Ναυτικό Μουσείο Ελλάδος, ο λόφος της Καστέλλας (Προφήτη Ηλία), ο καθεδρικός ναός της Αγίας Τριάδος και η Πειραϊκή.


Μια φορά είδα τη Θεσσαλονίκη, αλλά μόνο από το λεωφορείο, θα ήθελα να το επισκεφτω. Νομίζω ότι οι Χανιά, Ναύπλιο και η Ιωάννινα είναι ωραια.


Δεν γνώρισα το καρναβάλι της Πάτρας, αλλά στην Ισπανία υπάρχουν παρόμοια καρναβάλια.

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Tuesday at 10:27 AM
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Hello Dagfinn,


Thank you for writing us about the mail issue and our apologies for the inconvenience.


About the text being incomplete on the email that was sent to you, could you please report that issue on contactus@greekpod101.com ? It would be better if you could also forward them the actual email you received. Customer support should be able to forward this to the appropriate team for review.


Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Heraklion of Crete. A hint I can give you is that every Greek person whose last name ends in -akis (for male) or -aki (for female), has some connection with Crete, since that ending is a characteristic of that part of Greece. There are a lot of other endings that tell a few things about the background of someone's last name. If you want to learn more, you can read the following page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_name


I hope you find this article interesting!


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Dagfinn
Sunday at 05:22 PM
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Dear you all in Greekpod101.

Thank you for your mail with free "throwback"...

However, I looked through the text and was surprised to see the following last sentence on Athens:

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It is widely referred to as the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The most famous site is the Parthenon but the city also retains a variety of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, projecting the city's long

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ending without an ending...

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on Piraeus the ending is:

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So especially in the summer, the city is filled with ...

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On Heraklion there are two strange things:

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The Heraklion International Airport is named after the famous Cretan author and philisopher Nikos Kazantzakis and it is the second busiest airport of Greece, due to Crete being a major holiday

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What is the connection between Heraklion and Kazantzakis?? and then the end: due to Crete being a major holiday .....

again no ending in the text..

In any case the E-mail was interesting!!

Kind regards

Dagfinn Lunde

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Thursday at 03:36 PM
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Hi Cortland!


Wise choice! For me it's the best of the best... Santorini:heart:!


Stefania,

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Cortland
Monday at 02:11 AM
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Σαντορίνη! :smile: