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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 16! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People and Homes. These are five common household items 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: εικονοστάσι
Gabriella: icon corner
Stefania: (slow) εικονοστάσι (regular) εικονοστάσι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: εικονοστάσι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: The icon corner is a small worship space in most homes. An oil lamp and other sacred items such as relics of saints, a cross, incense, and holy water are normally placed in front of the icons.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Στο εικονοστάσι μας καίει πάντα ένα καντήλι.
Gabriella: On our icon corner there is always an oil lamp burning.
Stefania: (slow) Στο εικονοστάσι μας καίει πάντα ένα καντήλι.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: ασημικά
Gabriella: silverware
Stefania: (slow) ασημικά (regular) ασημικά
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: ασημικά
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Silverware includes tableware, cutlery and other household items made of silver, sometimes bought in sets. Often these items are passed down from generation to generation and displayed in homes.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Τα ασημικά της γιαγιάς δεν τα χρησιμοποιούμε ποτέ.
Gabriella: We never use grandmother's silverware.
Stefania: (slow) Τα ασημικά της γιαγιάς δεν τα χρησιμοποιούμε ποτέ.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: εργόχειρα
Gabriella: lace knitting
Stefania: (slow) εργόχειρα (regular) εργόχειρα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: εργόχειρα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Lace knitting in Greece is an old, traditional art of creating beautiful and complicated designs for decoration around the house. These creations were made by the women of the house and would be passed from generation to generation.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Στο σπίτι μου φυλάω πολλά εργόχειρα στη ντουλάπα.
Gabriella: In my house I keep many lace knitting items in the wardrobe.
Stefania: (slow) Στο σπίτι μου φυλάω πολλά εργόχειρα στη ντουλάπα.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: πατάρι
Gabriella: loft (or storage area)
Stefania: (slow) πατάρι (regular) πατάρι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: πατάρι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Almost all apartments and houses in Greece are equipped with a patari, which is a small storage area. It looks like a cabinet on the wall, and it’s usually built over a low ceiling bathroom.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Μπορείς να κατεβάσεις το χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο από το πατάρι σε παρακαλώ;
Gabriella: Can you bring down the Christmas tree from the loft please?
Stefania: (slow) Μπορείς να κατεβάσεις το χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο από το πατάρι σε παρακαλώ;
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania: μπρίκι
Gabriella: Greek coffee pot
Stefania: (slow) μπρίκι (regular) μπρίκι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: μπρίκι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: In order to make Greek coffee, Greeks use a special coffee pot known as a bríki. Its characteristic narrow top facilitates the correct slow brewing of the coffee and the formation of the coveted froth on top.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Χρειαζόμαστε ένα μπρίκι για να φτιάξουμε ελληνικό καφέ.
Gabriella: We need a Greek coffee pot to make Greek coffee.
Stefania: (slow) Χρειαζόμαστε ένα μπρίκι για να φτιάξουμε ελληνικό καφέ.
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: εικονοστάσι
[pause]Gabriella: icon corner
Stefania: ασημικά
[pause]Gabriella: silverware
Stefania: εργόχειρα
[pause]Gabriella: lace knitting
Stefania: πατάρι
[pause]Gabriella: loft (storage area)
Stefania: μπρίκι
[pause]Gabriella: Greek coffee pot

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Common household items 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 else are you expecting to find inside a Greek home? 

 

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Tuesday at 04:04 PM
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Hi Bibiana,


You are referring to that round blue-white-black circle, right? We just call it μάτι (eye) or ματάκι if it's small. What it does is it protects you from το κακό μάτι (evil eye). Καντηλάκια would be small vigil oil lamps... although I must say the word is not as common as καντήλια.


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Bibiana
Sunday at 08:22 AM
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The "Greek eye" - what is the name of it in Greek? Not only in a Greek home but everywhere :) and a small chapel on the yard :) - as I remember well they are called Kandylakia...

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Thursday at 06:28 PM
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Hello Dana,


I'm sorry for the slow response.


You should have access to this button here:

http://screencast.com/t/EsaDfo8GXqXC


All you have to do after you write your notes is click on "Save."


A video that might also be useful is the "Take a lesson" from this page here:

https://www.greekpod101.com/helpcenter/faqandsupport/videouserguide

There is a demonstration on how to take notes after minute 1:00.


I hope this solves the issue.


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Dana
Tuesday at 05:21 AM
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How in the world do you take notes? I can click on notes and there is no place to type any.

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Tuesday at 09:46 AM
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Hi Helene,


If you have the briki, then it should be able to work with any heat source, but it does require some μεράκι (there's no exact translation for this word) as we say in Greek to make a Greek coffee with rich froth. The secret is to let it boil slowly (low heat) and remove it from the fire before it starts bubbling. That happens when the froth on the edges has changed to a darker colour and starts rising. I don't drink coffee at all, so I never make coffee for anyone (cause I have zero skills for that), but I've seen others doing it, haha!


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Helene
Sunday at 09:24 AM
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I have a briki but cannot make greek coffee because i only have a conventional oven...i tried but there was no froth :disappointed: