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INTRODUCTION
Jason:In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Greek learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
GRAMMAR POINT
Jason:In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question ""How old are you?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Πόσων χρονών είστε;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:πόσων
Jason:""meaning something like how many or how much"" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) πόσων
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:πόσων
{Pause}
Jason:This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Chrissi:χρονών
Jason:meaning something like years.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) χρονών
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:χρονών
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:πόσων χρονών
{pause}
Jason:And after that
Chrissi:είστε
Jason:meaning are you.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) είστε
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:είστε
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:πόσων χρονών είστε
{pause}
Jason:(You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How old are you??
Chrissi:Είμαι δεκαοχτώ χρονών
Jason:""I'm 18 years old.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Είμαι δεκαοχτώ χρονών
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:είμαι
Jason:meaning I am .
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) είμαι
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:είμαι
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:δεκαοχτώ
Jason:meaning 18.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) δεκαοχτώ
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:δεκαοχτώ
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:χρονών
Jason:meaning years.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) χρονών
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:χρονών
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, I'm 18 years old., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Είμαι δεκαοχτώ χρονών
{pause}
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace 18 with 20.
Chrissi:είκοσι
Jason:20
Chrissi:(slow) είκοσι (regular) είκοσι
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with 20
Chrissi:Είμαι είκοσι χρονών
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 18. Say I'm 20 years old.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είμαι είκοσι χρονών
Jason:To make another phrase, replace 20 with 25.
Chrissi:είκοσι πέντε
Jason:25
Chrissi:(slow) είκοσι πέντε (regular) είκοσι πέντε
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with 25
Chrissi:Είμαι είκοσι πέντε χρονών
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for 20. Say I'm 25 years old.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είμαι 25 χρονών
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace 25 with 30.
Chrissi:τριάντα
Jason:30
Chrissi:(slow) τριάντα (regular) τριάντα
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with 30
Chrissi:Είμαι τριάντα χρονών
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for 25. Say I'm 30 years old.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είμαι τριάντα χρονών
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you how old you are. You are 18. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πόσων χρονών είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι δεκαοχτώ χρονών
Jason:Now imagine you are 20. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πόσων χρονών είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι είκοσι χρονών
Jason:Now imagine you are 25. . Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Πόσων χρονών είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι είκοσι πέντε χρονών
Jason:Now imagine you're 30. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πόσων χρονών είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι τριάντα χρονών
Jason:You want to ask someone how old they are. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Πόσων χρονών είστε;
{pause}

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 11

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Hi Joanne,


You just have to change the verb from plural to singular and say:


Πόσων χρονών είσαι;:innocent:


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Joanne
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Hi:)



The formal way is "Πόσων χρονών είστε; ". How can I say in the informal way to my friends?


Thank you!