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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's the weather like today?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα;
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:είναι
Jason:meaning is.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) είναι
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:είναι
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:πώς είναι
{pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:ο
Jason:meaning the.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) ο
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:ο
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:πώς είναι ο
{pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:καιρός
Jason:meaning weather.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) καιρός
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:καιρός
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 4 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:πώς είναι ο καιρός
{pause}
Jason:And after that
Chrissi:σήμερα
Jason:meaning today.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) σήμερα
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:σήμερα
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα
{pause}
Jason:Now master the following pattern and responses to the question What's the weather like today??
Chrissi:Είναι ηλιόλουστος
Jason:""It's sunny.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Είναι ηλιόλουστος
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:είναι
Jason:meaning something like it is.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) είναι
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:είναι
{Pause}
Jason:And after that
Chrissi:ηλιόλουστος
Jason:meaning sunny.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) ηλιόλουστος
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:ηλιόλουστος
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, It's sunny., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Είναι ηλιόλουστος
{pause}
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace sunny with warm.
Chrissi:ζεστός
Jason:warm
Chrissi:(slow) ζεστός (regular) ζεστός
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with warm
Chrissi:Είναι ζεστός
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace sunny. Say It's warm.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είναι ζεστός
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace warm with cloudy.
Chrissi:συννεφιασμένος
Jason:cloudy
Chrissi:(slow) συννεφιασμένος (regular) συννεφιασμένος
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with cloudy
Chrissi:Είναι συννεφιασμένος
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for warm. Say It's cloudy.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είναι συννεφιασμένος
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace cloudy with rainy.
Chrissi:βροχερός
Jason:rainy
Chrissi:(slow) βροχερός (regular) βροχερός
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with rainy
Chrissi:Είναι βροχερός
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for cloudy. Say It's rainy.
{pause}
Chrissi:Είναι βροχερός
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you What's the weather like today?. You want to say it's sunny. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα; (five seconds) Είναι ηλιόλουστος
Jason:Now you want to say it's warm Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα; (five seconds) Είναι ζεστός
Jason:You want to say it's cloudy. . Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα; (five seconds) Είναι συννεφιασμένος
Jason:You want to say it's rainy. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα; (five seconds) Είναι βροχερός
Jason:Now you want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Πώς είναι ο καιρός σήμερα;

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 20

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Saturday at 12:50 PM
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Γεια σου Λι,


Yes, ανεμοστρόβιλος is a compound noun that consists of άνεμος (wind) and στρόβιλος (swirl). So your language instinct was right. It's what I was telling you on a different comment, that many Greek words (specially compound words) can easily make sense (when you break them down).


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Stefania

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Lee Martin
Friday at 08:35 PM
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Hi Stefania,


That's a major plus. I've talked with some Arabs and there are powerful twisters that touch down along the coast such as Jiddah. China has powerful storms as well because I've seen videos of them.


Is ανεμοστρόβιλοι a compound noun? Looks like "ανεμο" could mean wind and "στρόβιλοι" could mean twist or to twist, or is rotate a better term?


Lee

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Hi Lee,


In Greece there aren't many twisters. Occasionally they do happen, but they are small and if they cause any damage, it will be quite small. They are definitely nothing like the twisters you see in the US, for example.


Stefania

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Lee Martin
Thursday at 09:19 AM
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Are there many ανεμοστρόβιλοι that touch down in Greece?