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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 do you live?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Πού μένετε;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:πού
Jason:""meaning where"" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) πού
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:πού
{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:μένετε
Jason:meaning live.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) μένετε
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:μένετε
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:πού μένετε
{pause}
Jason:(You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where do you live??
Chrissi:Μένω στην Νέα Υόρκη
Jason:""I live in New York.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Μένω στην Νέα Υόρκη
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:μένω
Jason:meaning live.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) μένω
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:μένω
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:στην
Jason:meaning something like in (the).
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) στην
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:στην
{Pause}
Jason:Next is
Chrissi:Νέα Υόρκη
Jason:which is New York.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) Νέα Υόρκη
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:Νέα Υόρκη
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Μένω στην Νέα Υόρκη
{pause}
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace New York with Patras.
Chrissi:Πάτρα
Jason:Patras
Chrissi:(slow) Πάτρα (regular) Πάτρα
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with Patras
Chrissi:Μένω στην Πάτρα
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York. Say I live in Patras.
{pause}
Chrissi:Μένω στην Πάτρα
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace Patras with Stockholm .
Chrissi:Στοκχόλμη
Jason:Stockholm
Chrissi:(slow) Στοκχόλμη (regular) Στοκχόλμη
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with Stockholm
Chrissi:Μένω στην Στοκχόλμη
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace Patras. Say I live in Stockholm .
{pause}
Chrissi:Μένω στην Στοκχόλμη
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace Stockholm with Rome.
Chrissi:Ρώμη
Jason:Rome
Chrissi:(slow) Ρώμη (regular) Ρώμη
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with Rome
Chrissi:Μένω στην Ρώμη
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace Stockholm . Say I live in Rome.
{pause}
Chrissi:Μένω στην Ρώμη
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πού μένετε; (five seconds) Μένω στην Νέα Υόρκη
Jason:Imagine you live in Patras. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πού μένετε; (five seconds) Μένω στην Πάτρα
Jason:Imagine you live in Stockholm. Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Πού μένετε; (five seconds) Μένω στην Στοκχόλμη
Jason:Imagine you live in Rome. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Πού μένετε; (five seconds) Μένω στην Ρώμη
Jason:Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Πού μένετε;
{pause}
Jason:Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Chrissi:Πού μένετε;
{pause}

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 3

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

GreekPod101.com Verified
Monday at 02:01 AM
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Hi William,


If your question is about the pronunciation, then you would pronounce it the same because it's a foreign name to Greeks so like most (not all) foreign names, there's no need to pronounce them differently.


If your question was about how to write Jacksonville in Greek, then it is Τζάκσονβιλ.


Kind regards,


Stefania

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William Sculley
Saturday at 05:39 AM
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How would I pronounce Jacksonville in Greek?

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Friday at 03:29 AM
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Γεια σου Τζέισον!


Γουάου! Η Αθήνα είναι πολύ διαφορετική από την Κρήτη και την Σαντορίνη!


Εγώ δεν μένω στην Ελλάδα, μένω στην Κόστα Ρίκα, όμως αυτή τη στιγμή σου γράφω από την Ιταλία. Μου αρέσουν πολύ τα ταξίδια😄.


Να είσαι καλά,


Στεφανία

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Τζεισον
Wednesday at 03:13 PM
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Γεια!


Μενω στη Λος Αντζελες ... αλλα I want to live in Αθήνα ή Κρητή ή Σαντορίνη 😆


Πού μένετε;



GreekPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 07:34 AM
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Hi Melania,


Thank you for contacting us.


"...στην Πάτρα" is correct. The final ν of στην is lost in some cases, like in the other examples of this lesson as you've noticed. If you want to know more about when to keep the final ν, check out this video below:

https://www.greekpod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-stefania-5-when-do-you-keep-the-final-%CE%BD-n-of-a-word/?lp=96


Let us know if you have any other questions!


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Melania
Tuesday at 02:15 AM
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Hello, thanks for this lesson! Is there a mistake in the sentence "Μένω στην Πάτρα" ? Because it's always "στη" in the others sentences...

GreekPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 09:38 AM
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Hi Shannon,


You can say:

Μένω στο Φοίνιξ.


All the best,


Stefania

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Shannon
Monday at 11:19 PM
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How would I say I live in Phoenix

GreekPod101.com Verified
Monday at 09:43 AM
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Hi Недељко,


The correct is:

Είμαι από τη Σερβία.


Σέρβος = Serb (male)

Σέρβα = Serb (female)


Χαιρετισμούς στη Σερβία!


Στεφανία

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Недељко
Sunday at 02:42 AM
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Can I say:

Είμαι από την Σερβία;;;

Αnd how should I say - a Serb and feminine gender for a Serb😂


Ευχαριστώ,

Γεια σας από τι Σερβία❤