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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Greek Pronunciation Guide.
You've made it to the last lesson! Do you feel more confident about speaking in Greek now?
In the previous lessons, you learned all the core elements of Greek pronunciation. In this lesson, we'll bring everything together and practice making complete sentences in Greek!
Let's practice!
Make sure to practice out loud with this lesson!
You know all the parts and pieces, but can you speak Greek with a natural accent?
If you've been quiet up until now, be sure to speak out loud with Stefania's examples!
We're making the jump to real phrases that you might use in Greek. Let's go!
How would you pronounce this sentence? Give it a shot!
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H γη της Θεσσαλίας είναι εύφορη.
H γη της Θεσσαλίας είναι εύφορη. (slowly)
Did you pronounce this word correctly?
Remember you need to assimilate the initial double vowel combination with the next letter.
Try one more time after Stefania.
H γη της Θεσσαλίας είναι εύφορη.
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H γη της Θεσσαλίας είναι εύφορη. (slowly)
How about this one?
Take a moment to try and figure out how to pronounce this phrase. Remember everything you learned about consonant and vowel sounds!
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Δεν θέλω να ψαρεύω τα Σαββατοκύριακα, θέλω να πηγαίνω για κολύμπι.
Δεν θέλω να ψαρεύω τα Σαββατοκύριακα, θέλω να πηγαίνω για κολύμπι. (slowly)
Did you pronounce the double consonant combination of the last word correctly?
It needs to sound like an MB sound, not a B sound.
Try once more.
Δεν θέλω να ψαρεύω τα Σαββατοκύριακα, θέλω να πηγαίνω για κολύμπι.
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Δεν θέλω να ψαρεύω τα Σαββατοκύριακα, θέλω να πηγαίνω για κολύμπι. (slowly)
"Before we move on, are you pronouncing these out loud? If you are, then great!
If not, then you need to be!
Make sure to pratice aloud with Stefania!"
Here's the next one.
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Η δαντελένια κουρτίνα δεν πρέπει να πλένεται στο πλυντήριο, αλλά στο χέρι.
Η δαντελένια κουρτίνα δεν πρέπει να πλένεται στο πλυντήριο, αλλά στο χέρι. (slowly)
Did you notice the different pronunciations of the NT consonant combination? In this word here it sounds like a normal ND sound, but here, because this is a loan word, it makes an NT sound.
Listen to Stefania and try again.
Η δαντελένια κουρτίνα δεν πρέπει να πλένεται στο πλυντήριο, αλλά στο χέρι.
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Η δαντελένια κουρτίνα δεν πρέπει να πλένεται στο πλυντήριο, αλλά στο χέρι. (slowly)
Here's your final sentence. Think for a while and try saying it out loud.
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Τα εγκαίνια του νέου μας καταστήματος θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Πέμπτη το απόγευμα.
Τα εγκαίνια του νέου μας καταστήματος θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Πέμπτη το απόγευμα. (slowly)
"Did you notice the assimilation between these two words? Remember, that happens quite often when a word ends in N and then a word that begins with a P sound follows.
Try once more."
Τα εγκαίνια του νέου μας καταστήματος θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Πέμπτη το απόγευμα.
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Τα εγκαίνια του νέου μας καταστήματος θα πραγματοποιηθούν την Πέμπτη το απόγευμα. (slowly)
How did it go? Do you feel like you have a better accent than you did at the beginning of this series?
What parts of Greek pronunciation are still difficult for you?
Good luck as you continue learning Greek! Bye!

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Friday at 06:30 PM
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You've made it to last lesson, do you feel more confident about speaking in Greek now?

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Wednesday at 10:13 PM
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Emmelia
Wednesday at 09:36 PM
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All my lessons and stuff got blocked because I didn't upgrade my free lifetime account. Why did this happen. The month I was studying nothing happened. Now I have to upgrade.

stefania
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Hi Rena,


The issue you reported has been fixed.

Once again, thank you for spotting and reporting that.


Kind regards,


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Hi Rena,


Thank you for bringing this to my attention.


I have corrected the vocabulary and the changes will be reflected in the quiz as well. As for the video, I'll forward the issue to the corresponding team for review.


Thank you very much and all the best for the holidays!


Stefania

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Rena
Saturday at 07:39 AM
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The translation of "Δεν θέλω να ψαρεύω τα Σαββατοκύριακα, θέλω να πηγαίνω για κολύμπι" should not be "I don't want to fish (go fishing) on the weekends, I go swimming" but "I don't want to fish (go fishing) on the weekends, I WANT TO go swimming" (θέλω να πηγαίνω για κολύμπι" ). It should be fixed in the vocabulary and in the quiz.

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Wednesday at 06:16 AM
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Hi Dean B,


Thank you for contacting us.


This series is for those who want to improve their Greek pronunciation. Learners of any level can watch this series over and over again in order to improve their pronunciation over time. It's not a series focused on teaching grammar or vocabulary, therefore it might seem like you are not getting much out of it after watching it once.


If you are an absolute beginner and what to start learning grammar and vocabulary, I suggest to listen to one of our core series, the Absolute beginner series:

https://www.greekpod101.com/index.php?cat=24


If you have any questions, please let me know. I'm here to help.


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Stefania

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Dean B
Sunday at 04:46 AM
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I’ve gone through lesson turn it seems to be very difficult by going through the lessons I have been listening to lessons do I need to do more with each lesson to get something out of it?

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Hi Dave,


Thank you for providing us your valuable feedback.


I've forwarded your message to the content team. They'll be taking your suggestion into consideration, however they informed me that adding the content may take some time.


If you ever have any more feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us again. We are always listening.


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Stefania

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Dave
Thursday at 05:36 AM
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Mind you Not a complaint,,,but i wish the lesson notes were here.