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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Greek Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing Trip.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Chrissi: And I'm Chrissi.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Greek about visiting a landmark. Δήμητρα (Dímitra) visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Chrissi: Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!)
Eric: Meaning - "This city is just incredible!" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Δήμητρα: Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!)
(clicking sound)
Διονύσης: Όπως εδώ ένα πράμα... (Ópos edó éna práma...)
Αγγελική: Παραμυθένια! (Paramithénia!)
Μιχάλης: Μήπως να μετακομίσω εκεί; (Mípos na metakomíso ekí?)
Γεωργία: Ζηλεύω...! (Zilévo...!)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Δήμητρα: Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!)
Eric: "This city is just incredible!"
(clicking sound)
Διονύσης: Όπως εδώ ένα πράμα... (Ópos edó éna práma...)
Eric: "Just like here..."
Αγγελική: Παραμυθένια! (Paramithénia!)
Eric: "Fairytale-like!"
Μιχάλης: Μήπως να μετακομίσω εκεί; (Mípos na metakomíso ekí?)
Eric: "Maybe I should move there."
Γεωργία: Ζηλεύω...! (Zilévo...!)
Eric: "I'm jealous...!"
POST
Eric: Listen again to Δήμητρα (Dímitra)'s post.
Chrissi: Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!)
Eric: "This city is just incredible!"
Chrissi: (SLOW) Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!) (Regular) Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "this city."
Chrissi: η πόλη αυτή (i póli aftí)
Eric: In Greek, word order can be flexible when it comes to demonstrative pronouns and the nouns they define. Here, for example, you could say
Chrissi: η πόλη αυτή or αυτή η πόλη
Eric: to mean "this city." Listen again- "this city" is...
Chrissi: (SLOW) η πόλη αυτή (i póli aftí) (REGULAR) η πόλη αυτή (i póli aftí)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "it just doesn't exist."
Chrissi: απλά δεν υπάρχει (aplá den ipárhi)
Eric: This is a slang expression that people only recently started using in everyday life and on social media. What this literally means is "it just doesn't exist." You can use this to emphasize the fact that something is incredibly and extremely nice, good or beautiful. Listen again- "it just doesn't exist" is...
Chrissi: (SLOW) απλά δεν υπάρχει (aplá den ipárhi) (REGULAR) απλά δεν υπάρχει (aplá den ipárhi)
Eric: All together, "This city is just incredible!"
Chrissi: Η πόλη αυτή απλά δεν υπάρχει! (I póli aftí aplá den ipárhi!)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, Δήμητρα (Dímitra)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: Her supervisor, Διονύσης (Dionísis), uses an expression meaning - "Just like here..."
Chrissi: (SLOW) Όπως εδώ ένα πράμα... (Ópos edó éna práma...) (REGULAR) Όπως εδώ ένα πράμα... (Ópos edó éna práma...)
[Pause]
Chrissi: Όπως εδώ ένα πράμα... (Ópos edó éna práma...)
Eric: Use this expression to be old fashioned.
Eric: Her neighbor, Αγγελική (Angelikí), uses an expression meaning - "Fairytale-like!"
Chrissi: (SLOW) Παραμυθένια! (Paramithénia!) (REGULAR) Παραμυθένια! (Paramithénia!)
[Pause]
Chrissi: Παραμυθένια! (Paramithénia!)
Eric: Use this expression to show you're feeling warmhearted.
Eric: Her college friend, Μιχάλης (Mihális), uses an expression meaning - "Maybe I should move there."
Chrissi: (SLOW) Μήπως να μετακομίσω εκεί; (Mípos na metakomíso ekí?) (REGULAR) Μήπως να μετακομίσω εκεί; (Mípos na metakomíso ekí?)
[Pause]
Chrissi: Μήπως να μετακομίσω εκεί; (Mípos na metakomíso ekí?)
Eric: Use this expression to show you're feeling frivolous.
Eric: Her high school friend, Γεωργία (Yeoryía), uses an expression meaning - "I'm jealous...!"
Chrissi: (SLOW) Ζηλεύω...! (Zilévo...!) (REGULAR) Ζηλεύω...! (Zilévo...!)
[Pause]
Chrissi: Ζηλεύω...! (Zilévo...!)
Eric: Use this expression if you want to be there too.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Chrissi: Γεια χαρά! (Ya hará!)

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If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark, which phrase would you use?