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The Hellenic American Union presents a way to learn Modern Greek, fast and easy, by following the activities in the everyday lives of a group of young people in Greece. Don't forget to listen for the voice of Xenophon, a funny character, who helps you understand better what you hear!

The Hellenic American Union presents a way to learn Modern Greek, fast and easy, by following the activities in the everyday lives of a group of young people in Greece. Don't forget to listen for the voice of Xenophon, a funny character, who helps you understand better what you hear!
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United States

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The Hellenic American Union presents a way to learn Modern Greek, fast and easy, by following the activities in the everyday lives of a group of young people in Greece. Don't forget to listen for the voice of Xenophon, a funny character, who helps you understand better what you hear!

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English


Episodes

Modern Greek Lesson 80. At the metro

12/1/2011
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80. Maria and Eleni are using the Metro. Eleni doesn’t have a ticket but she decides to ride anyway. To her bad fortune, a ticket conductor starts checking tickets!

Duration:00:08:29

Modern Greek Lesson 79. Climate Change

10/31/2011
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79. The friends talk about how changes in the climate (extreme temperatures, floods, hurricanes) affect our lives.

Duration:00:08:32

Modern Greek Lesson 78. Beware of the sun

10/30/2011
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78. Maria has just bought an impressive but cheap pair of sunglasses and Yiorgos tells her how dangerous such sunglasses can be. The friends go on to talk about ways to protect from the sun in Greece.

Duration:00:09:13

Modern Greek Lesson 77. More faulty products

10/29/2011
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77. Yiorgos has just bought a new, sophisticated coffee-maker, but, when he tries to use it for the first time to make coffee for the others, it doesn’t work! Later, he goes to the shop to get a new one. Does he succeed?

Duration:00:09:02

Modern Greek Lesson 76. Break-ins

10/28/2011
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76. The friends have just found out about someone’s third break-in. This gives them the opportunity to talk about break-ins in general and to suggest measures (such as installing an alarm system) against them.

Duration:00:08:37

Modern Greek Lesson 75. More superstitions

10/27/2011
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75. The friends talk about what each of them would do if they had time and money: Maria would travel; Eleni would take things as they came, and Yiorgos would help protect the environment.

Duration:00:08:49

Modern Greek Lesson 74. What would I do if…?

10/26/2011
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74. The friends talk about what each of them would do if they had time and money: Maria would travel; Eleni would take things as they came, and Yiorgos would help protect the environment.

Duration:00:09:16

Modern Greek Lesson 73. Arguing over grades/ Profession

10/25/2011
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73. Eleni argues with her kids over their grades at school and lectures them about how important they are for their future profession.

Duration:00:09:25

Modern Greek Lesson 72. Quality of life

10/24/2011
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72. The friends talk about how everyone can improve their quality of life. They mention humor, mental balance, and a sense of optimism as key factors.

Duration:00:08:21

Modern Greek Lesson 71. Sick Leave

10/23/2011
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71. Maria isn’t feeling well and calls the office to ask for a sick leave.

Duration:00:08:07

Modern Greek Lesson 70. Preferences/Priorities

10/22/2011
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70. Eleni and her husband Vassilis decide to work less and spend more time with each other and their children. This gives the opportunity to the rest of the friends to talk about priorities in life.

Duration:00:07:58

Modern Greek Lesson 69. Greek shadow theater(Karagkiozis)

10/21/2011
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69. The friends talk about Karagkiozis, the traditional Greek shadow theater. They discuss its main character, its form, and its importance for Greek culture.

Duration:00:08:46

Modern Greek Lesson 68. Alternative forms of energy

10/20/2011
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68. The friends talk about alternative forms of energy such as wind and solar energy and suggest ways to cut down on energy consumption.

Duration:00:08:25

Modern Greek Lesson 67. Famous Greeks

10/19/2011
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67. The friends talk about famous Greeks such as the Opera singer Maria Callas, and Nobel Prize winners Odysseus Elytis and Yiorgos Seferis.

Duration:00:08:39

Modern Greek Lesson 66. Modern way of life

10/18/2011
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66. Eleni feels very tired due to the fast pace of her life. She opens up to the rest of the friends.

Duration:00:08:17

Modern Greek Lesson 65. Travel Complaints

10/17/2011
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65. Yiorgos has just come back from an organized trip but isn’t at all satisfied. So, he goes to the travel office to complain about the changes in the schedule and the hotel he stayed at.

Duration:00:09:16

Modern Greek Lesson 64. Memories

10/16/2011
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64. The friends talk about their childhood and school memories.

Duration:00:07:18

Modern Greek Lesson 50. At the cosmetics store/ At the jeweler's

10/15/2011
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50. Maria and Eleni go to a cosmetics store to buy makeup and facial products. Later, they go to a jeweller’s to buy a present.

Duration:00:09:13

Modern Greek Lesson 60. Feeling ill

10/15/2011
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60. Maria isn’t feeling well and the friends are worried about her. They convince her to see a doctor, and she takes a couple of tests. Will the results be alright?

Duration:00:09:05