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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 14! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Recreation and Leisure. These are five popular Recreational activities in Greece. 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: κατασκήνωση
Gabriella: camping
Stefania: (slow) κατασκήνωση (regular) κατασκήνωση
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: κατασκήνωση
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Beachside camping is very popular in Greece. The organized campsites along the shore are very affordable, and visitors can set up their own tents, caravans, or sleeping bags or even stay inside bamboo huts.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Το κάμπινγκ στην παραλία είναι πολύ δημοφιλές στην Ελλάδα.
Gabriella: Beachside camping is very popular in Greece.
Stefania: (slow) Το κάμπινγκ στην παραλία είναι πολύ δημοφιλές στην Ελλάδα.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: ορειβασία
Gabriella: hiking
Stefania: (slow) ορειβασία (regular) ορειβασία
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: ορειβασία
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: The way to escape the crowds in Greece is to head for the hills and mountains. Greece is a hiker's paradise, and many Europeans visit in the off-season to hike the mountain trails and ancient paths there.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Στην Ελλάδα πολλοί πάνε για ορειβασία στον 'Ολυμπο.
Gabriella: In Greece many people go hiking on Mount Olympus.
Stefania: (slow) Στην Ελλάδα πολλοί πάνε για ορειβασία στον 'Ολυμπο.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: ψαροντούφεκο
Gabriella: spearfishing
Stefania: (slow) ψαροντούφεκο (regular) ψαροντούφεκο
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: ψαροντούφεκο
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Spearfishing is very popular in Greece, especially in the summer months. It is considered mostly as a man's hobby and a rather macho one, because of the use of the spear as a weapon. Many accidents do happen, so divers need to be well-trained and have special licenses to dive and fish.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Πολλοί στρατιωτικοί των Ομάδων Υποβρύχιων Καταστροφών ασχολούνται με το ψαροντούφεκο.
Gabriella: Many military men from the Underwater Demolition Squads do spearfishing.
Stefania: (slow) Πολλοί στρατιωτικοί των Ομάδων Υποβρύχιων Καταστροφών ασχολούνται με το ψαροντούφεκο.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: κολύμβηση
Gabriella: swimming
Stefania: (slow) κολύμβηση (regular) κολύμβηση
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: κολύμβηση
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Swimming is a popular sport and leisure activity in Greece. Although there are some public pools available, they cost money so most Greeks prefer to visit nearby beaches or islands in the summer in order to swim.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Οι Έλληνες το καλοκαίρι κάνουν κολύμβηση στη θάλασσα.
Gabriella: In the summer, Greeks swim in the sea.
Stefania: (slow) Οι Έλληνες το καλοκαίρι κάνουν κολύμβηση στη θάλασσα.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania: σκι
Gabriella: skiing
Stefania: (slow) σκι (regular) σκι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: σκι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Skiing appeared for the first time in Greece in the 1920s and has had rising numbers of devoted fans ever since. Today the ski slopes of Greece are no secret to Greeks and many Europeans, although they are unknown to most people from other parts of the world.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο πάμε για σκι στα Καλάβρυτα.
Gabriella: This weekend we are going skiing in Kalávryta.
Stefania: (slow) Αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο πάμε για σκι στα Καλάβρυτα.
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: κατασκήνωση
[pause]Gabriella: camping
Stefania: ορειβασία
[pause]Gabriella: hiking
Stefania: ψαροντούφεκο
[pause]Gabriella: spearfishing
Stefania: κολύμβηση
[pause]Gabriella: swimming
Stefania: σκι
[pause]Gabriella: skiing

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Recreational activities 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 exciting Greek activity for you? Will you do it when you arrive in Greece?

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Tuesday at 03:58 PM
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Γεια σου Μπιμπιάνα,


Instead of είμαι φοβερός, you should say "φοβάμαι τα πάντα".


Μπράβο σου που έμαθες κολύμπι! Αυτή η ικανότητα μπορεί να σου σώσει τη ζωή κάποτε (ελπίζω να μη χρειαστεί)!


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Bibiana
Sunday at 08:02 AM
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Εμένα δεν μου αρέσει ο αθλητισμός, μόνο κάποιες ψυχαγωγικές δραστηριότητες. Η ορειβασία είναι ενδιαφέρων, αφού μου αρέσει η φύση. Μου αρεσει και η κολύμβηση, έμαθα να κολυμπήσω στη θάλασσα στην Ελλάδα πέρυσι. Εκτός από αυτά μου αρέσει το πατινάζ στον πάγο και το χορό.


Νομιζω ότι είναι δημοφιλής στην Ελλάδα το καταδύσεις, η ιστιοσανίδα, kitesurfing (δεν ξερω στα ελληνικα) και ο αλεξίπτωτο πλαγιάς και το yachting (δεν ξερω στα ελληνικα)..


Εμένα μου αρέσει πολύ η ιστιοπλοία, και θα ήθελα να προσπαθήσω το καταδύσεις, αλλά είμαι φοβερός (is this a good word to say that Im afraid of everything?)... Απλά αγαπώ τη θάλασσα :wink: