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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 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Health and Emergencies. These are five commonly used medicines and drugs 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: χαμομήλι
Gabriella: chamomile
Stefania: (slow) χαμομήλι (regular) χαμομήλι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: χαμομήλι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Chamomile is one of the most widely used flowers for herbal tea. Chamomile tea is very popular and can be used as a mild sedative, a treatment for insomnia and for many other nervous conditions. It can also be administered as a compress with some cotton for external healing and as a bath for babies.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Όποτε έχω μόλυνση στο μάτι, βάζω κομπρέσα με χαμομήλι για να μου περάσει.
Gabriella: Whenever I have an eye infection, I apply a chamomile compress to make it heal.
Stefania: (slow) Όποτε έχω μόλυνση στο μάτι, βάζω κομπρέσα με χαμομήλι για να μου περάσει.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: ασπιρίνη
Gabriella: aspirin
Stefania: (slow) ασπιρίνη (regular) ασπιρίνη
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: ασπιρίνη
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Aspirin was the best-selling painkiller for decades, but over the last few years, people prefer to use drugs based on paracetamol due to the lower risk of side effects.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Οι εντριβές στο στήθος με ασπιρίνη διαλυμένη σε τσίπουρο κατεβάζουν τον πυρετό.
Gabriella: Rubbing the chest with aspirin diluted in tsipouro lowers the high temperature from a fever.
Stefania: (slow) Οι εντριβές στο στήθος με ασπιρίνη διαλυμένη σε τσίπουρο κατεβάζουν τον πυρετό.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: γιαούρτι
Gabriella: yoghurt
Stefania: (slow) γιαούρτι (regular) γιαούρτι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: γιαούρτι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: In the summer, Greeks tend to spend a lot of time on the beaches, and sunburns occur often. Plain Greek yoghurt has long been a popular home remedy to soothe and moisturize sunburned skin.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Άμα καείς από τον ήλιο, να βάλεις γιαούρτι.
Gabriella: If you get sunburned, put some yoghurt on.
Stefania: (slow) Άμα καείς από τον ήλιο, να βάλεις γιαούρτι.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next one?
Stefania: έμπλαστρο Λέοντος
Gabriella: Léontos patch
Stefania: (slow) έμπλαστρο Λέοντος (regular) έμπλαστρο Λέοντος
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: έμπλαστρο Λέοντος
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Léondos patches are large heating plasters that relieve muscle and joint pains.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Το έμπλαστρο Λέοντος είναι μία τοπική θεραπεία για πόνους μυών και αρθρώσεων.
Gabriella: Léontos patch is a local treatment for muscle and joint pains.
Stefania: (slow) Το έμπλαστρο Λέοντος είναι μία τοπική θεραπεία για πόνους μυών και αρθρώσεων.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania: Fenistil
Gabriella: Fenistíl
Stefania: (slow) Fenistil (regular) Fenistil
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Fenistil
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Fenistíl is used as an anti-itch drug to treat cold sores, allergic reactions, insect bites, and stings. It is used often in the summer when people get bitten by mosquitos and stung by jellyfish.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Για τον επιχείλιο έρπη, πρέπει να βάζω Fenistil στα χείλη μου κάθε δύο ώρες.
Gabriella: For a cold sore, I have to apply Fenistíl on my lips every two hours.
Stefania: (slow) Για τον επιχείλιο έρπη, πρέπει να βάζω Fenistil στα χείλη μου κάθε δύο ώρες.
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: χαμομήλι
[pause]Gabriella: chamomile
Stefania: ασπιρίνη
[pause]Gabriella: aspirin
Stefania: γιαούρτι
[pause]Gabriella: yoghurt
Stefania: έμπλαστρο Λέοντος
[pause]Gabriella: Léontos patch
Stefania: Fenistil
[pause]Gabriella: Fenistíl

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five medicines and drugs commonly used 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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Hello again! When you have fever, do you prefer to take medicines or do you use different methods? 

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Γεια σου!


I was wondering how do you write in greek 'fenistil'? Let me try to guess: 'φενιστιλ'?