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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 ""Have you been to Athens?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Έχετε πάει στην Αθήνα;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:έχετε
Jason:""meaning have you"" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) έχετε
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:έχετε
{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:πάει
Jason:meaning something like gone.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) πάει
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:πάει
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:έχετε πάει
{pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:στήν
Jason:meaning something like to the.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) στήν
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:στήν
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Chrissi:έχετε πάει στήν
{pause}
Jason:Next is
Chrissi:Αθήνα
Jason:meaning Athens.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) Αθήνα
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:Αθήνα
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:έχετε πάει στήν Αθήνα
{pause}
Jason:Now master the following pattern and responses to the question Have you been to Athens??
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει δύο φορές
Jason:""Yes, I've been twice.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Ναι, έχω πάει δύο φορές
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:Ναι
Jason:meaning yes.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) Ναι
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:Ναι
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:έχω
Jason:meaning have.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) έχω
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:έχω
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:πάει
Jason:meaning something like go /gone.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) πάει
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:πάει
{Pause}
Jason:And after that
Chrissi:δύο
Jason:meaning two.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) δύο
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:δύο
{Pause}
Jason:And after that
Chrissi:φορές
Jason:meaning times.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) φορές
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:φορές
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I've been twice., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει δύο φορές
{pause}
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace twice with only a few times.
Chrissi:μόνο λίγες φορές
Jason:only a few times
Chrissi:(slow) μόνο λίγες φορές (regular) μόνο λίγες φορές
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with only a few times
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει μόνο λίγες φορές
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twice. Say Yes, I've been only a few times.
{pause}
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει μόνο λίγες φορές
Jason:To make another phrase, replace only a few times with a few times.
Chrissi:λίγες φορές
Jason:a few times
Chrissi:(slow) λίγες φορές (regular) λίγες φορές
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with a few times
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει λίγες φορές
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for only a few times. Say Yes, I've been a few times.
{pause}
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει λίγες φορές
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace a few times with three times.
Chrissi:τρεις φορές
Jason:three times
Chrissi:(slow) τρεις φορές (regular) τρεις φορές
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with three times
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει τρεις φορές
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for a few times. Say Yes, I've been three times.
{pause}
Chrissi:Ναι, έχω πάει τρεις φορές
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone a stranger asks you Have you been to Athens?. You want to answer Yes, I've been twice.. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Έχετε πάει στην Αθήνα; (five seconds) Ναι, έχω πάει δύο φορές
Jason:Now you want to say Yes, I've been only a few times.. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Έχετε πάει στην Αθήνα; (five seconds) Ναι, έχω πάει μόνο λίγες φορές
Jason:You want to say Yes, I've been a few times.. . Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Έχετε πάει στην Αθήνα; (five seconds) Ναι, έχω πάει λίγες φορές
Jason:You want to answer Yes, I've been three times.. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Έχετε πάει στην Αθήνα; (five seconds) Ναι, έχω πάει τρεις φορές
Jason:Now you want to ask someone if they have been to Athens. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Έχετε πάει στην Αθήνα;

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 24

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Hi Elisabeth,


"One time" would be μία φορά.


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Elisabeth
Monday at 10:33 PM
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What would "one time" be?