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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 ""What are you doing?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Τι κάνετε;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:τι
Jason:""meaning what"" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) τι
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:τι
{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:κάνετε
Jason:meaning you are doing.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) κάνετε
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:κάνετε
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:τι κάνετε
{pause}
Jason:Now master the following pattern and responses to the question What are you doing??
Chrissi:Απλώς σκέφτομαι
Jason:""I'm just thinking.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Απλώς σκέφτομαι
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:απλώς
Jason:meaning simply.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) απλώς
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:απλώς
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:σκέφτομαι
Jason:meaning I am thinking.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) σκέφτομαι
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:σκέφτομαι
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, I'm just thinking., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Απλώς σκέφτομαι
{pause}
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace thinking with watching TV.
Chrissi:βλέπω τηλεόραση
Jason:watching TV
Chrissi:(slow) βλέπω τηλεόραση (regular) βλέπω τηλεόραση
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with watching TV
Chrissi:Απλώς βλέπω τηλεόραση
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace thinking. Say I'm just watching TV.
{pause}
Chrissi:Απλώς βλέπω τηλεόραση
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace watching TV with listening to music.
Chrissi:ακούω μουσική
Jason:listening to music
Chrissi:(slow) ακούω μουσική (regular) ακούω μουσική
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with listening to music
Chrissi:Απλώς ακούω μουσική
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for watching TV. Say I'm just listening to music.
{pause}
Chrissi:Απλώς ακούω μουσική
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace listening to music with sitting.
Chrissi:κάθομαι
Jason:sitting
Chrissi:(slow) κάθομαι (regular) κάθομαι
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with sitting
Chrissi:Απλώς κάθομαι
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for listening to music. Say I'm just sitting.
{pause}
Chrissi:Απλώς κάθομαι
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you what you're doing. You are thinking. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Τι κάνετε; (five seconds) Απλώς σκέφτομαι
Jason:Now imagine you are watching TV Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Τι κάνετε; (five seconds) Απλώς βλέπω τηλεόραση
Jason:Imagine you are listening to music. . Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Τι κάνετε; (five seconds) Απλώς ακούω μουσική
Jason:Imagine you're sitting. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Τι κάνετε; (five seconds) Απλώς κάθομαι
Jason:Now you want to ask someone what they are is doing. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Τι κάνετε;

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 18

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Γεια σου Γιολάντ,


Είμαι καλά, ευχαριστώ!


Είναι προτιμότερο να χρησιμοποιείς με μένα ενικό, δηλαδή: «Γεια σου Στεφανία. Τι κάνεις;»


Τι κάνεις/κάνετε mean "How are you/What are you doing?", depending on the context.


Αφού μελετάς ελληνικά, αγγλικά και σουηδικά κάθε μέρα, τότε θα μάθεις και να τα μιλάς σύντομα!


Καλή μελέτη!


Stefania

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Yolande
Sunday at 12:06 AM
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Καλημέρα Στεφάνια,

Τι κάνετε; how are you? Η Πώς είστε; how are you?

Ποιο είναι προτιμότερο;

Είναι δέκα και τριάντα εφτα λεπτά.

Η έκπληξη: Τι κάνετε = what are you doing?

Μαθαίμω ελληνικά, αγγλικά και σουνδικά κάφε μέρα, αλλά μιλάω μόνο γαλλικά.:disappointed:

Αντίο,

Γιολαντ