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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 13! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular Sports in Greece. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GreekPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gabriella:Stefania, what’s our first word?
Stefania:καλαθοσφαίριση (or το μπάσκετ)
Gabriella:basketball
Stefania:(slow) καλαθοσφαίριση (regular) καλαθοσφαίριση
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:καλαθοσφαίριση
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:Greece has a long tradition and history of success in basketball, and it’s a sport that is very popular in the country even today. The national basketball team is considered among the world's best, having been crowned European champions twice, in 1987 and 2005.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania:(normal) Η FIBA είναι η Διεθνής Ομοσπονδία Καλαθοσφαίρισης.
Gabriella:FIBA is the International Basketball Federation.
Stefania:(slow) Η FIBA είναι η Διεθνής Ομοσπονδία Καλαθοσφαίρισης.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania:ποδόσφαιρο
Gabriella:soccer
Stefania:(slow) ποδόσφαιρο (regular) ποδόσφαιρο
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:ποδόσφαιρο
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:Soccer is THE most popular sport in Greece. The national team is referred to by the media and the Greeks simply as ethniki, which means “national.”
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania:(normal) Το ποδόσφαιρο στην Ελλάδα έχει πολλούς φιλάθλους.
Gabriella:Soccer in Greece has many fans.
Stefania:(slow) Το ποδόσφαιρο στην Ελλάδα έχει πολλούς φιλάθλους.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania:πετοσφαίριση
Gabriella:volleyball
Stefania:(slow) πετοσφαίριση (regular) πετοσφαίριση
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:πετοσφαίριση
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:Volleyball is a notable sport in Greece. The A1 Ethniki, often referred to as the Greek Volleyball League, is the highest professional volleyball league in Greece and is considered one of the top volleyball leagues in Europe.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania:(normal) Στο Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας στο Φάληρο υπάρχει γήπεδο πετοσφαίρισης.
Gabriella:In the "Peace and Friendship Stadium" in Faliro, there is a volleyball court.
Stefania:(slow) Στο Στάδιο Ειρήνης και Φιλίας στο Φάληρο υπάρχει γήπεδο πετοσφαίρισης.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania:στίβος
Gabriella:track and field
Stefania:(slow) στίβος (regular) στίβος
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:στίβος
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:Track and field has its roots in ancient Greece, with the first recorded examples of organized track and field events taking place in Olympia at the Ancient Olympic Games.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania:(normal) Η Βούλα Πατουλίδου είναι μια από τις γνωστότερες αθλήτριες στίβου.
Gabriella:Voúla Patoulídou is one of the best known track and field female athletes.
Stefania:(slow) Η Βούλα Πατουλίδου είναι μια από τις γνωστότερες αθλήτριες στίβου.
Gabriella:Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania:ιστιοπλοΐα
Gabriella:sailing
Stefania:(slow) ιστιοπλοΐα (regular) ιστιοπλοΐα
Gabriella:Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania:ιστιοπλοΐα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:Sailing in Greece is a popular sport and hobby due to Greece's unique geographical location and weather conditions. There are many sailing clubs in the southern suburbs of Athens, and the coastal cities and islands, where people of all ages can learn the skills needed to sail.
Gabriella:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania:(normal) Στην Ελλάδα η ιστιοπλοΐα τον Αύγουστο είναι δύσκολη λόγω των ισχυρών ανέμων της εποχής.
Gabriella:In Greece, sailing in August is difficult due to the strong winds of the season.
Stefania:(slow) Στην Ελλάδα η ιστιοπλοΐα τον Αύγουστο είναι δύσκολη λόγω των ισχυρών ανέμων της εποχής.
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:καλαθοσφαίριση
[pause]Gabriella:basketball
Stefania:ποδόσφαιρο
[pause]Gabriella:soccer
Stefania:πετοσφαίριση
[pause]Gabriella:volleyball
Stefania:στίβος
[pause]Gabriella:track and field
Stefania:ιστιοπλοΐα
[pause]Gabriella:sailing

Outro

Gabriella:There you have it – five Sports 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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Which sports are you good at?

GreekPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 08:00 AM
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Hi Hiro,


You are very welcome! Glad I could help and glad to see you so motivated to learn new things!


Keep it up!


Stefania

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Hiro
Friday at 02:37 AM
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Hi Stefania

Thanks for your cultural answer. I have asked my wife about he week and she said.

"El domingo es el primer día en Europa." ---->No caí..

The point taken!

I'll check how Plato counted the day, when The Gods of Olimpia were still alive.

Έχω πολλά να μάθω μα δεν ξέρω αν μου δίνει χρόνο.(Tengo mucho que aprender mas no sé si me da tiempo)

Or Italian (Ho molto da studiare ma non so se mi da tempo)

11 words for each

This is sentence is very easy to write because you can write it like Spanish or Italian. But Greek is difficult.

Multa discendi habeo sed nescio si tempus mihi sit. (Vaya, en latín son 9 palabras)

GreekPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 02:27 PM
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Γεια (not για) σου Χίρο!


1. The days of the week get capitalized like in English and unlike Spanish. So Δευτέρα is correct.


2. This has to do with religion. In Christianism and Judaism, Sunday is the Lord's day, the first and most important day of the week, so Monday is the second day, hence Δευτέρα, Τρίτη, Τετάρτη and Πέμπτη. Παρασκευή is called like that because the Jews abstain from work on Saturday (the day the Lord rested after a 6-day creation of the Earth and Heavens), so they were preparing (verb: παρασκευάζω) everything on Friday. Σάββατο is called like that because of the Jewish Sabbath, again.


Cheers,


Stefania

Team GreekPod101.com

Hiro
Saturday at 03:08 AM
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Για σου Στεφανία

I saw Η εργάσιμη εβδομάδα ξεκινάει τη Δευτέρα. in Daily word.

My questions are:

1

Should Δευτέρα always be written in capital letter like in English?


2

Δευτέρα gives me strange feeling. In Chinese the week starts with the first star, second, third..sixth and all stars in the sky, it's Sunday.

Where is the πρώτα? Do you know why it starts with the second day.

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