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Hello! My name is Eleni and we will do the Greek weekly words together. So, let’s discover together what is the theme for this week, bugs and insects.
1. μέλισσα (mélisa) “bee”
Yes, in Greece, we have a lot of μέλισσες (mélises), so we had a lot of bees. Because we have a lot of bees, we are eating a lot of honey.
Επειδή έχουμε πολλές μέλισσες, τρώμε πολύ μέλι στην Ελλάδα. (Epidí éhume polés mélises, tróme polí méli stin Eláda.)
I love bees.
2. μυρμήγκι (mirmíngi) “ant”
There are a lot on the countryside of Greece. They bite you too much and so, I’m a little bit scared of the red ants.
Τα κόκκινα μυρμήγκια και τα μαύρα μυρμήγκια. (Ta kókina mirmíngia ke ta mávra mirmíngia.) “The red ants and the black ants.”
3. κουνούπι (kunúpi) “mosquito”
“During summer, I suffer from mosquitoes.” Κατά τη διάρκεια του καλοκαιριού υποφέρω από τα κουνούπια. (Katá ti diárkia tu kalokeriú ipoféro apó ta kunúpia.)
In Greece, we have a lot of mosquitoes.
4. κατσαρίδα (katsarída) “cockroach”
So in Greece, we are doing… twice a year, we are doing this asking for a professional anti-cockroacher, I don’t know how we can call it, just to disinfect all the building.
Δυο φορές τον χρόνο κάνουμε απολύμανση του κτιρίου/της πολυκατοικίας για τις κατσαρίδες. (Dio forés ton hróno kánume apolímansi tu ktiríu/tis polikatikías ya tis katsarídes.)
5. πασχαλίτσα (paschalítsa) “ladybug”
When I was a child, I love ladybugs, until one day, I just crushed one in my hand, so, since then, when I see a ladybug, I just keep some distance. So, πασχαλί… (paschalí...). So, πασχαλίτσα (paschalítsa).
Οι πασχαλίτσες είναι πολύ όμορφες από μακριά. (I paschalítses íne polí ómorfes apó makriá.) “The ladybugs are sweet or are very beautiful from a distance.”
Thank you very much for watching us, and you can leave your comment if you want to tell us, to share with us what is your preferable insect or which one you are afraid of. And, if you want to learn more Greek words, please check out our website in GreekPod101.com. Thank you very much for watching us. Bye!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Which word do you like the most?

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Wednesday at 10:31 PM
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Thank you Stefania, that was good news! :smile:

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Wednesday at 12:30 PM
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Γεια σου Κάτι,


όντως, νομίζω ότι η λέξη «μέλισσα» είναι πολύ εύηχη (> ευ + ήχος = good + sound > pleasant to hear) όπως και η λέξη «θάλασσα». Something about that μελ- and θαλ- sounds nice to the ears.


I believe the series will be continued soon, so stay tuned!


Cheers,


Stefania

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Κάτι
Tuesday at 11:23 PM
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Μου αρέσει το "μέλισσα", γιατί είναι μια ορέα λέξη, σαν "θάλασσα".

I like the word melissa, the bee, because it is a beautiful word, just like thalassa, the sea.


I wish this series to be continued, I really like it!