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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 ""Where are you from?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Από πού είστε;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:από
Jason:""meaning from "" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) από
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:από
{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:πού
Jason:meaning where.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) πού
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:πού
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:από πού
{pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:είστε
Jason:meaning are.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) είστε
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:είστε
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:από πού είστε
{pause}
Jason:(You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where are you from??
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Αμερική
Jason:""I'm from America.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Eίμαι από την Αμερική
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:είμαι
Jason:meaning am.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) είμαι
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:είμαι
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:από
Jason:meaning from.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) από
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:από
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:την
Jason:meaning the.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) την
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:την
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:Αμερική
which is America/the US.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) Αμερική
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:Αμερική
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, I'm from America., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Αμερική
{pause}
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace America with Greece.
Chrissi:Ελλάδα
Jason:Greece
Chrissi:(slow) Ελλάδα (regular) Ελλάδα
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with Greece
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Ελλάδα
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace America. Say I'm from Greece.
{pause}
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Ελλάδα
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace Greece with England.
Chrissi:Αγγλία
Jason:England
Chrissi:(slow) Αγγλία (regular) Αγγλία
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with England
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Αγγλία
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for Greece. Say I'm from England.
{pause}
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Αγγλία
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace England with France.
Chrissi:Γαλλία
Jason:France
Chrissi:(slow) Γαλλία (regular) Γαλλία
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with France
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Γαλλία
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for England. Say I'm from France.
{pause}
Chrissi:Eίμαι από την Γαλλία
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you where you're from. You're from America. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Από πού είστε; (five seconds) Eίμαι από την Αμερική
Jason:Now, imagine you're from Greece Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Από πού είστε; (five seconds) Eίμαι από την Ελλάδα
Jason:Now, imagine you're from England. Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Από πού είστε; (five seconds) Eίμαι από την Αγγλία
Jason:Imagine you're from France. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Από πού είστε; (five seconds) Eίμαι από την Γαλλία
Jason:Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Από πού είστε;

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 2

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Please give your answer to the question below!

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Tuesday at 11:05 AM
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Γεια σου Λατίφα,


ωραίο όνομα! Χαιρετισμούς στη Νιγηρία!


Στεφανία

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Lateefat
Monday at 03:38 PM
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Γεια σου,

Με λένε Λατίφα. Είμαι από τη Νιγηρία.

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Thursday at 06:16 AM
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Hi aria,


The following guide will help you know when to speak formally or informally to someone in Greek:

https://bit.ly/2PGLU4J


Also, this lesson here will help:

https://www.greekpod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-stefania-24-when-should-you-talk-in-formal-greek/?lp=96


A characteristic of the formal language is the use of titles such as "Mrs." (κυρία) and of the plural number in the verbs and pronouns when we refer in reality to one person. So you can tell if a sentence is formal by the latter grammatical characteristics given that you know the context as well (knowing whether the speaker does refer to one person and not to many, for example).


I hope this helps!


Stefania

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aria
Sunday at 05:15 AM
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What if i want to speak to someone that is my age, would it not be weird if i spoke to them formally? Don't friends communicate informally. How do I know if the examples you post are formal or informal?

noe
Thursday at 07:50 AM
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ego eimai apo tin kroatia

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Thursday at 08:01 AM
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Hi Dalia,


Yes, you can answer like that! Although your name should probably be Ντάλια instead of Δάλια:

Με λένε Ντάλια.


Cheers!


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dalia
Wednesday at 11:47 AM
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can when they ask me πως ειναι το ονομα σας ? i respond with με λενε δαλια ..?

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Tuesday at 01:53 PM
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Γεια σου maemae από την Κορέα!


Σούπερ?! Μου αρέσει πολύ η Κορέα και οι άνθρωποι εκεί?.


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maemae
Monday at 03:50 PM
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Είμαι από την κορέα !!! ?

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Thursday at 12:45 PM
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Hola Ντανιέλ!


Ecuador is a neuter proper noun (το Εκουαδόρ), therefore its article in the accusative case is το and not τον which is masculine.


Σε χαιρετώ!


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