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Ya, légome Chrissi Hi everybody! I’m Chrissi.
Welcome to GreekPod101.com’s “Ελληνικά σε 3 λεπτά”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Greek.
In our last lesson, we learned the how to use signómi, me sighoríte, and lipáme when apologizing in Greek. In this lesson we are going to learn something even more practical: how to count from one to ten in Greek. And we’ll learn them all in three minutes: 3 λεπτά!
Are you ready? Let’s start!
Éna
[slowly] éna
Dío
[slowly] dío
Tría
[slowly] tría
Tésera
[slowly] tésera
Pénde
[slowly] pénde
Éxi
[slowly] éxi
Eptá
[slowly] eptá
Októ
[slowly] októ
Enéa
[slowly] enéa
Déka
[slowly] déka.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
(lowercase versions-above)
1.Éna
2.Dío
3.Tría
4.Tésera
5.Pénde
6.Éxi
7.Eptá
8.Októ
9.Enéa
10.Déka
Great job!
What is before ένα? Do you know? Yes, it’s zero; in Greek, it’s:
Midén
[slowly] midén
So now, you can count pretty much anything and do other useful stuff like giving your friends your cell phone number and writing down theirs. Let’s see how to do that in Greek.
We’ll use the phrase O arithmós mu íne, which means “my number is:”
[slowly] O arithmós mu íne
O arithmós mu íne
éxi enéa eptá októ pénde tésera tría dío midén
Can you read it by yourself?
6978 54320
OK? Great!
Now it’s time for Chrissi’s Insights.
Like most words in Greek, numbers are gender sensitive; this means that the numbers we learned today are the cardinal numbers which are the same as the neuter gender numbers (i.e. when counting neuter objects). The masculine and feminine gender numbers are almost the same but with slight differences in numbers one, two, three and four. We won’t get into these for now since with the neuter numbers you can do most things –even if you use the wrong gender, as long as the numbers themselves are correct, Greeks will understand you!
Do you know the Greek word for a hundred? If you don’t, don’t worry: in the next lesson we are going to learn the numbers from ten to one hundred in Greek. Your task now is to practice the numbers we studied in this lesson, from éna to déka!
I'll be waiting for you in our next Ελληνικά σε 3 λεπτά lesson.
Tha ta xanapúme sto epómeno máthima!

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Tuesday at 04:59 PM
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Hi Ahmad,


I'm pretty sure this is just a random number!😄


All the best,


Stefania

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Ahmad
Tuesday at 08:43 AM
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Is that your real phone number? Lol

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Tuesday at 08:32 AM
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Hi An,


If you are referring to the romanization, it does happen sometimes that some older lessons have content that may or may not have the accent marks, although they should. Since then we have standardized our romanization, so issues such as missing accent marks shouldn't be happening anymore. Our current romanization system is also closer to the actual pronunciation rather than simply using the corresponding Roman character for each Greek letter.


If you already know the alphabet, I would recommend not paying much attention to the romanization. One gets used to it and makes learning slower. The romanization is there only as a reference for those who cannot read Greek at all.


Kind regards,


Stefania

Team GreekPod101.com

An
Monday at 08:17 PM
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Hello,


In the lesson notes I sometimes don't find the accent mark ;)


- topic 1 - not in the romanization


- topic 2 : O arithmos mou einaiExi ennea epta okto pente tessera tria dyo miden


Isn't it always necessary or ;) ?


An


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Friday at 06:30 PM
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