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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food and Drink. These are five popular Greek Sweets and desserts. 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: γλυκό του κουταλιού
Gabriella: spoon sweet
Stefania: (slow) γλυκό του κουταλιού (regular) γλυκό του κουταλιού
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: γλυκό του κουταλιού
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Spoon sweets are sweet preserves served in a spoon on a small piece of china or a crystal dish, as a gesture of hospitality in Greece. They can be made from almost any fruit, though there are also spoon sweets made without fruit.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Η κυρά Σούλα φτιάχνει το καλύτερο σπιτικό γλυκό του κουταλιού από κεράσι.
Gabriella: Mrs Soula makes the best homemade cherry spoon sweet.
Stefania: (slow) Η κυρά Σούλα φτιάχνει το καλύτερο σπιτικό γλυκό του κουταλιού από κεράσι.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: παστέλι
Gabriella: sesame seed candy
Stefania: (slow) παστέλι (regular) παστέλι
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: παστέλι
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: In Greece, sesame seed candy is called "pasteli," and it is a confection of sesame seeds or other nuts with sugar or honey, pressed into a flat bar.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Το παστέλι είναι ένα νόστιμο και υγιεινό σνακ για το σχολείο.
Gabriella: Pasteli is a tasty and healthy snack for school.
Stefania: (slow) Το παστέλι είναι ένα νόστιμο και υγιεινό σνακ για το σχολείο.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: μαντολάτο
Gabriella: nougat
Stefania: (slow) μαντολάτο (regular) μαντολάτο
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: μαντολάτο
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Mandolato is a variety of traditional confectioneries called nougat in English, which are made with sugar and/or honey, roasted nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and hazelnuts; whipped egg whites, and sometimes chopped candied fruit.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) To όνομα «μαντολάτο» προέρχεται από την ιταλική λέξη «mandorla», που σημαίνει αμύγδαλο.
Gabriella: The name "mandolato" comes from the italian word "mandorla", which means almond.
Stefania: (slow) To όνομα «μαντολάτο» προέρχεται από την ιταλική λέξη «mandorla», που σημαίνει αμύγδαλο.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the next word?
Stefania: κουραμπιέδες
Gabriella: Greek almond biscuits
Stefania: (slow) κουραμπιέδες (regular) κουραμπιέδες
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: κουραμπιέδες
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Kourambiedes are a shortbread-type of biscuit usually made with ground almonds. Metaxa brandy, vanilla, mastiha resin or rose water are also used for flavouring.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Τα Χριστούγεννα πάντα αγοράζω κουραμπιέδες για τους συνάδελφους στο γραφείο.
Gabriella: On Christmas I always buy Greek almond biscuits for the colleagues in the office.
Stefania: (slow) Τα Χριστούγεννα πάντα αγοράζω κουραμπιέδες για τους συνάδελφους στο γραφείο.
Gabriella: Okay, what’s the last word?
Stefania: μελομακάρονα
Gabriella: Greek honey biscuits
Stefania: (slow) μελομακάρονα (regular) μελομακάρονα
Gabriella: Listeners, please repeat:
Stefania: μελομακάρονα
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gabriella: Melomakarona are egg-shaped soft sticky cookies. Along with "kourambiedes," they are traditionally prepared during the Christmas season.
Gabriella: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Stefania: (normal) Θέλει χρόνο για να φτιάξεις μελομακάρονα, για αυτό εγώ τα αγοράζω έτοιμα από τον φούρνο.
Gabriella: It takes time to make Greek honey biscuits, that's why I buy them ready from the bakery.
Stefania: (slow) Θέλει χρόνο για να φτιάξεις μελομακάρονα, για αυτό εγώ τα αγοράζω έτοιμα από τον φούρνο.
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: γλυκό του κουταλιού
[pause]Gabriella: spoon sweet
Stefania: παστέλι
[pause]Gabriella: sesame seed candy
Stefania: μαντολάτο
[pause]Gabriella: nougat
Stefania: κουραμπιέδες
[pause]Gabriella: Greek almond biscuits
Stefania: μελομακάρονα
[pause]Gabriella: Greek honey biscuits

Outro

Gabriella: There you have it – five sweets and desserts 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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Do you like sweets and desserts? What's your favorite one?

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Friday at 02:21 PM
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Hey Bibiana,


I told you it was a classic! You probably went to the same place as the one I used to.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Bibiana
Thursday at 06:28 PM
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Haha Im happy to hear that! ;) Well I didnt know its classic.. it was my idea because I wanted to eat something chocolate and my friend liked it too... and exactly it was somewhere in the middle of Pasalimani... a small place... and we were sitting outside in the evening... watching the ships ;) I have nice memories too...

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Thursday at 02:47 PM
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Hi Bibiana,


It's nice to see how much you got exposed to the Greek culture while you were in Greece. You know so much about our food and sweets.. and you even had κρέπα with Nutella and banana in Piraeus! That's a classic for us Πειραιώτες (the people from Piraeus)! I used to go to as specific place in Pasalimani and it was just the best for me in the winter to get a hot crepe with chocolate and walk along the promenade watching the yachts and the people passing by.


You brought me back nice memories!


Stefania

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Bibiana
Thursday at 07:11 AM
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Αλλά στον Πειραιά έφαγα μία πολύ νόστιμα κρεπα με Nutella μερέντα και μπανάνα.:smile:

Bibiana
Thursday at 07:05 AM
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Εμένα δεν μου αρέσουν τα ελληνικά γλυκά και επιδόρπια. Δεν μπορώ να tους φάω!!! Είναι πάρα πολύ γλυκά για μας... και όλοι έχουν μέλι, σιρόπι, αμύγδαλο... Εμένα μου αρέσουν τα γλυκά από σοκολάτα... έτσι είχα προβληματα στην Ελλαδα χαχαχα

Ο μόνο ελληνικο επιδόρπιο που μου αρέσει είναι οι λουκουμαδες ;)