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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five common Greek Foods. 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: φέτα
Gabriella: feta cheese
Stefania: (slow) φέτα (regular) φέτα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: φέτα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:
Feta is the most popular type of cheese in Greece. It is a crumbly, aged cheese made from sheep milk or from a mixture of sheep and goats’ milk. Feta is used as a table cheese, served with some olive oil and sprinkled with aromatic herbs, such as oregano.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Στη σπανακόπιτα βάζουμε και λίγη φέτα για να νοστιμίσει.
Gabriella: In the spinach pie we put a little bit of feta cheese to make it more tasty.
Stefania: (slow) Στη σπανακόπιτα βάζουμε και λίγη φέτα για να νοστιμίσει.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: χωριάτικη σαλάτα
Gabriella: Greek salad
Stefania: (slow) χωριάτικη σαλάτα (regular) χωριάτικη σαλάτα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: χωριάτικη σαλάτα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella:
The name "horiatiki salata" means "rustic salad" in Greek, but worldwide it is known as a "Greek salad." It is made with pieces of tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, green bell peppers, red onion, sliced or cubed feta cheese, and olives.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Η χωριάτικη σαλάτα σερβίρεται πάντα στις ελληνικές ταβέρνες.
Gabriella: Greek salad is always served in Greek taverns.
Stefania: (slow) Η χωριάτικη σαλάτα σερβίρεται πάντα στις ελληνικές ταβέρνες.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: τζατζίκι
Gabriella: tzatziki
Stefania: (slow) τζατζίκι (regular) τζατζίκι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: τζατζίκι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Tzatziki is a Greek appetizer usually served as an accompaniment or as a sauce for souvlaki. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt from sheep or goat milk, mixed with shredded cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil, lemon juice or white vinegar, and dill or mint or parsley.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Όταν ζητάς ένα σουβλάκι με «απ' όλα», σου βάζουν και τζατζίκι.
Gabriella: When you ask for a souvlaki with "everything in it", they also put some tzatziki.
Stefania: (slow) Όταν ζητάς ένα σουβλάκι με «απ' όλα», σου βάζουν και τζατζίκι.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: ταραμοσαλάτα
Gabriella: cod roe dip
Stefania: (slow) ταραμοσαλάτα (regular) ταραμοσαλάτα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: ταραμοσαλάτα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Taramosalata is traditionally made from "taramas," the salted and cured roe of cod fish or carp. The roe is mixed with either bread crumbs or mashed potato, lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil, and then eaten as a dip.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Η ταραμοσαλάτα σερβίρεται συχνά την Καθαρά Δευτέρα.
Gabriella: Taramosalata is served often on Clean Monday.
Stefania: (slow) Η ταραμοσαλάτα σερβίρεται συχνά την Καθαρά Δευτέρα.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania: σουβλάκι
Gabriella: souvlaki
Stefania: (slow) σουβλάκι (regular) σουβλάκι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: σουβλάκι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of grilled pork meat or chicken. It may be served on a skewer with a slice of lemon and some bread, or inside an oily pita bread with onion, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce and sometimes french fries.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Απόψε θα παραγγείλω σουβλάκι και μπύρες για να απολαύσω τον ποδοσφαιρικό αγώνα.
Gabriella: Tonight I will order souvlaki and beer to enjoy the soccer game.
Stefania: (slow) Απόψε θα παραγγείλω σουβλάκι και μπύρες για να απολαύσω τον ποδοσφαιρικό αγώνα.
QUIZ
Gabriella: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Stefania will give you the Greek – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Stefania: φέτα
[pause]Gabriella: feta cheese
Stefania: χωριάτικη σαλάτα
[pause]Gabriella: Greek salad
Stefania: τζατζίκι
[pause]Gabriella: tzatziki
Stefania: ταραμοσαλάτα
[pause]Gabriella: cod roe dip
Stefania: σουβλάκι
[pause]Gabriella: souvlaki

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Foods 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 do you know about Greek cuisine?

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Wednesday at 02:00 PM
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Hi Bibiana,


I avoid to correct all comments, unless when someone asks me to. I can never know if that person will get offended, embarrassed, discouraged or annoyed by it, so I only correct really serious mistakes when I'm not asked to.


In your case there are only minor ones:


αρεσει ο κρέας>αρέσει το κρέας

αρεσουν>αρέσουν

χωριατικι>χωριάτικη

μονο>μόνο

φετα>φέτα

ντοματες>ντομάτες

Παραδοσιακά πιάτα ούτε δεν είναι τα αγαπημένα μου>Ούτε τα παραδοσιακά πιάτα είναι τα αγαπημένα μου.

μουσακα>μουσακάς

πολύ ψάρια και οι θαλασσινες>πολύ τα ψάρια και τα θαλασσινά


The correct forms are:

μου αρέσει

σε μένα αρέσει

εμένα μου αρέσει


Παπάρα is a piece of bread soaked in liquid, like milk, soup or the olive oil of the Greek salad. When people get soaked wet, for example from the rain, they use this word metaphorically and say:

Έγινα παπάρα! = I'm soaked wet!


I'm glad you understand me!:smile:


See you around!


Stefania

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Bibiana
Tuesday at 07:00 PM
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Stefania,


You didnt correct anything... does that mean that everything was correct?? :O


How is the correct form - se emene mou aresei or emena mou aresei?


You eat lamb only once a year? Well if it is prepared well its not bad... ;) But it has a very strong taste and smell

Hahaha you also eat only the feta and tomatoes?! We are similar then :D I dont like pepper and cucumber!


What is "παπάρα"?


How good that I understand you! I really like these conversations ;)

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Tuesday at 02:23 PM
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Γεια σου Μπιμπιάνα,


ούτε εμένα μου αρέσει το κοκορέτσι, το αρνί όμως μου αρέσει! Το τρώω μια φορά τον χρόνο, κάθε Πάσχα. Προτιμώ τα παραδοσιακά πιάτα από τα θαλασσινά όμως τρώω χταπόδι, καλαμαράκια και μου αρέσουν κάποια ψητά ψάρια. Εγώ από τη χωριάτικη τρώω μόνο τη ντομάτα και τη φέτα, χιχι! Τα υπόλοιπα τα αφήνω για τους άλλους, και όταν τελιεώσουν, βουτάω το ψωμί στο λάδι και το τρώω! Αυτό λέγεται «παπάρα». Μιαμ!


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Bibiana
Monday at 11:38 PM
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Σε εμένα μου αρεσει ο κρέας, έτσι μου αρεσουν τα φαγητά από κρέας.. μου αρεσουν πολύ τα ψητά - γύρος, σουβλάκι, μπριζόλα... και φυσικά το κοτόπουλο. Αλλά το αρνί οχι πολύ, και το κοκορέτσι καθόλου! Ούτε τα λαχανικά μου αρεσουν, από τη χωριατικι μονο η φετα με ρίγανη και ντοματες, και οι ελιές. Παραδοσιακά πιάτα ούτε δεν είναι τα αγαπημένα μου (στιφάδο, μουσακα, παστίτσιο, γεμιστά, μπριάμ)... Αλλά μου αρεσουν πολύ ψάρια και οι θαλασσινες (σολομός, ξιφίας, γαύρος, χταπόδι, καλαμαράκια, γαρίδες, μύδια)


I like meat, so I like food from meat... I live very much grilled things - gyros, souvlaki, steak... and of course chicken. But lamb not so much, and intestines at all. I dont like nor vegetables, from the Greek salad only the feta with oregano and tomatoes, and olives. The traditional dishes arent also my favourites (stifado, mousaka, pastitsio, gemista, briam)... But I like very much fish and seafood (salmon, swordfish, anchovies, octopus, squid, prawns, mussles)

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Tuesday at 05:09 PM
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Hi Zhenya,


I see you also like γύρος and τζατζίκι! Who doesn't, right?! It's so delicious! :smile:


Stefania,

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Zhenya
Monday at 11:24 PM
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:smile: gyros with tsatsiki :D