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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 are you?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Πώς είστε;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:πώς
Jason:""meaning how"" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) πώς
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:πώς
{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: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:πώς είστε
{pause}
Jason:Now master the following pattern and responses to the question How are you??
Chrissi:Είμαι μια χαρά
Jason:""I'm fine.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Είμαι μια χαρά
{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:μια
Jason:meaning one.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) μια
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:μια
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:χαρά
Jason:meaning joy.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) χαρά
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:χαρά
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, I'm fine., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Είμαι μια χαρά
{pause}
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace fine with very well.
Chrissi:πολύ καλά
Jason:very well
Chrissi:(slow) πολύ καλά (regular) πολύ καλά
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with very well
Chrissi:Είμαι πολύ καλά
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace fine. Say I'm very well.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είμαι πολύ καλά
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace very well with well.
Chrissi:καλά
Jason:well
Chrissi:(slow) καλά (regular) καλά
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with well
Chrissi:Είμαι καλά
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for very well. Say I'm well.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είμαι καλά
Jason:To make another phrase, replace well with all right.
Chrissi:εντάξει
Jason:all right
Chrissi:(slow) εντάξει (regular) εντάξει
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with all right
Chrissi:Είμαι εντάξει
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for well. Say I'm all right.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είμαι εντάξει
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you how you are. You are fine. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πώς είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι μια χαρά
Jason:Now imagine you are very well Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πώς είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι πολύ καλά
Jason:Imagine you are well. . Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Πώς είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι καλά
Jason:Imagine you're all right. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πώς είστε; (five seconds) Είμαι εντάξει
Jason:Now you want to ask someone how they are doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Πώς είστε;

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 16

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Friday at 07:00 AM
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Hi Eve,


Good question.


You can say Κι εσύ; (informal) or Κι εσείς; (formal, plural)


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Stefania

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Eve
Friday at 12:42 AM
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How do we say "and you?" without asking the whole question again?

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Thursday at 05:38 AM
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Hi Angelo,


That is great news! I'm glad to hear that you feel you're making progress!


Keep it up and let us know if you have any questions :)


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Angelo
Wednesday at 05:39 PM
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So far I like this program very much and feel as if im actually making progress.

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Sunday at 11:50 AM
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Γεια σου Ray,


As you said, Greeks use very often the following phrases:

Είμαι (πολύ) καλά (I am (very) well)

Είμαι εντάξει (I am ok/alright)


"Είμαι μια χαρά" is also used very often by natives and in free translation it means "I am fine". Generally and in casual dialogues the verb "είμαι" is omitted.

Check the following example.

-Πώς είσαι; / Τι κάνεις;

-(Είμαι) μια χαρά, εσύ;

-Πολύ καλά.


If you need further examples, let us know.


All the best,

Nektarios

Team GreekPod101.com

Ray
Sunday at 01:07 AM
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Γεια σου Στεφανία!


I have heard all these expressions when listening to Greek people speak:

είμαι πολύ καλά

είμαι καλά

είμαι ενδαξι


However, I have never encountered this one:

είμα μια χαρά

Is it used much?

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Thursday at 03:41 PM
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Γεια σου Jacek!


Χαίρομαι που είσαι καλά! Πάντα έτσι!


Stefania,

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Jacek
Sunday at 09:13 PM
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Είμαι πολύ καλά.