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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 25! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Fine arts. These are five well-known Greek Writers. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at GreekPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gabriella: Stefania, what’s first?
Stefania: Γιάννης Ρίτσος
Gabriella: Yiánnis Rítsos
Stefania: (slow) Γιάννης Ρίτσος (regular) Γιάννης Ρίτσος
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Γιάννης Ρίτσος
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Yiánnis Rítsos was a Greek poet, left-wing activist, and active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II. He was unsuccessfully nominated nine times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. When he won the Lenin Peace Prize however, he declared, "This prize is more important for me than the Nobel".
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania: (normal) Στο σχολείο σήμερα διαβάσαμε Γιάννη Ρίτσο στο μάθημα λογοτεχνίας.
Gabriella: At school today we read Yiánnis Rítsos in literature class.
Stefania: (slow) Στο σχολείο σήμερα διαβάσαμε Γιάννη Ρίτσο στο μάθημα λογοτεχνίας.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s next?
Stefania: Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης
Gabriella: Konstantínos Kaváfis
Stefania: (slow) Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης (regular) Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Konstantínos Kaváfis was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems, and dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania: (normal) Το πιο γνωστό ποίημα του Καβάφη είναι η "Ιθάκη".
Gabriella: Kaváfis's best known poem is "Íthaka."
Stefania: (slow) Το πιο γνωστό ποίημα του Καβάφη είναι η "Ιθάκη".
Gabriella: Okay, what’s next?
Stefania: Κώστας Καρυωτάκης
Gabriella: Kóstas Karyotákis
Stefania: (slow) Κώστας Καρυωτάκης (regular) Κώστας Καρυωτάκης
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Κώστας Καρυωτάκης
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Kóstas Karyotákis is considered one of the most representative Greek poets of the 1920s and one of the first poets to use iconoclastic themes in Greece. His poetry conveys a great deal of nature, imagery and traces of expressionism and surrealism. It wasn't until after his suicide that he came to be seen as a great poet.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania: (normal) Το τελευταίο ποίημα του Καρυωτάκη λέγεται "Πρέβεζα".
Gabriella: Karyotákis's last poem is called "Préveza."
Stefania: (slow) Το τελευταίο ποίημα του Καρυωτάκη λέγεται "Πρέβεζα".
Gabriella: Okay, what’s next?
Stefania: Γιώργος Σεφέρης
Gabriella: Giórgos Seféris
Stefania: (slow) Γιώργος Σεφέρης (regular) Γιώργος Σεφέρης
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Γιώργος Σεφέρης
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Giórgos Seféris was a Greek poet and a diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service. Seferis was the first Greek to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania: (normal) Ο Γιώργος Σεφέρης ήταν ο πρώτος Έλληνας που κέρδισε το βραβείο Νόμπελ.
Gabriella: Giórgos Seféris was the first Greek to win the Nobel prize.
Stefania: (slow) Ο Γιώργος Σεφέρης ήταν ο πρώτος Έλληνας που κέρδισε το βραβείο Νόμπελ.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s last?
Stefania: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης
Gabriella: Odysséas Elýtis
Stefania: (slow) Οδυσσέας Ελύτης (regular) Οδυσσέας Ελύτης
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Odysséas Elýtis was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world. In 1979 the Nobel Prize in Literature was bestowed on him.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this one.
Stefania: (normal) Το πραγματικό όνομα του Οδυσσέα Ελύτη είναι Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλης.
Gabriella: Odysséas Elýtis’s real name is Odysséas Alepoudélis.
Stefania: (slow) Το πραγματικό όνομα του Οδυσσέα Ελύτη είναι Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλης.
QUIZ
Gabriella: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Stefania will give you the Greek – please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Stefania: Γιάννης Ρίτσος
[pause]Gabriella: Yiánnis Rítsos
Stefania: Κωνσταντίνος Καβάφης
[pause]Gabriella: Konstantínos Kaváfis
Stefania: Κώστας Καρυωτάκης
[pause]Gabriella: Kóstas Karyotákis
Stefania: Γιώργος Σεφέρης
[pause]Gabriella: Giórgos Seféris
Stefania: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης
[pause]Gabriella: Odysséas Elýtis

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five Writers in Greece! We have more vocab lists available at GreekPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. And that’s it for this series!
Stefania - Thank you for joining us..
Gabriella: We’ll see you in another series! Bye!
Stefania: Γεια!

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