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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 ""Do you speak Greek?"" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:μιλάτε
Jason:""meaning speak"" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) μιλάτε
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:μιλάτε
{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:Ελληνικά
Jason:meaning Greek.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) Ελληνικά
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:Ελληνικά
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:μιλάτε Ελληνικά
{pause}
Jason:(You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you speak Greek??
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω λίγο
Jason:""Yes, I speak a little.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Ναι, μιλάω λίγο
{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:Next is
Chrissi:μιλάω
Jason:meaning speak.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) μιλάω
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:μιλάω
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:λίγο
Jason:meaning a little.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) λίγο
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:λίγο
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I speak a little., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω λίγο
{pause}
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace a little with enough.
Chrissi:αρκετά
Jason:enough
Chrissi:(slow) αρκετά (regular) αρκετά
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with enough
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω αρκετά
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace a little. Say Yes, I speak enough.
{pause}
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω αρκετά
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace enough with well.
Chrissi:καλά
Jason:well
Chrissi:(slow) καλά (regular) καλά
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with well
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω καλά
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for enough. Say Yes, I speak well.
{pause}
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω καλά
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace well with very well.
Chrissi:πολύ καλά
Jason:very well
Chrissi:(slow) πολύ καλά (regular) πολύ καλά
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with very well
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω πολύ καλά
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for well. Say Yes, I speak very well.
{pause}
Chrissi:Ναι, μιλάω πολύ καλά
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you if you speak Greek . You want to answer that you speak a little. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά; (five seconds) Ναι, μιλάω λίγο
Jason:Now you want to answer that you speak enough Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά; (five seconds) Ναι, μιλάω αρκετά
Jason:You want to answer that you speak well. . Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά; (five seconds) Ναι, μιλάω καλά
Jason: Now you want to answer that you speak very well. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά; (five seconds) Ναι, μιλάω πολύ καλά
Jason:Now you want to ask someone if they speak Greek. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά;
{pause}
Jason:Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Chrissi:Μιλάτε Ελληνικά;
{pause}

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 5

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Tuesday at 11:10 AM
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Hi Dskp,


I'm not very sure how to pronounce your name but it should be something like Σνίγκντα.


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Dskp
Tuesday at 01:52 AM
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Can u tell me how to write my name in Greek it is snigdha

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Tuesday at 08:32 AM
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Γεια σου Τασνήμ,


Εμείς σε ευχαριστούμε!


Γεια χαρά,


Στεφανία

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Τασνήμ
Thursday at 09:58 PM
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Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ

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Wednesday at 07:41 AM
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Hi Hiro,


Yes, exactly.


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Stefania

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Hiro
Wednesday at 02:21 AM
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Ok, it's different syntax.

Thanks

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Friday at 09:16 AM
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Hi Hiro,


Yes, it is correct to say Ναι, τα μιλάω καλά. However, Ναι, μιλάω καλά is not wrong as one assumes Ναι, μιλάω καλά (τα ελληνικά). Both are equal I'd say. It depends on how the question is formed:


Τα μιλάς καλά (τα ελληνικά); Ναι, τα μιλάω καλά.

Μιλάς καλά ελληνικά; Ναι, μιλάω καλά.


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Stefania

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Hiro
Friday at 06:21 AM
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Hi Stefania

These sentesces: Ναι, μιλάω καλά.....etc.

Greek language uses a lot of articles and the articles are very important point of syntax, I assume..

But these sentences are a little bit strange for me.

It would be better Ναι, τα μιλάω καλά....?

Is it anatural? Does it sound bad for you?

Many thanks

Hiro


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Friday at 07:51 AM
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Hi Imani,


Κι εγώ; Ναι, κι εγώ μιλάω. Πολύ καλά, χεχε!


Στεφανία

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Imani
Friday at 04:28 AM
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Γεια σας!


Ναι, μιλάω λίγο.


Και εσένα;