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June 14, 2005

Alexis Georgoulis

The world is very small. When I studied in London I met this girl that she was from Larissa (my town). We became friends but (thank god) never dated. Then my mother came to visit me and she said something about a cousin that studied in London at the same time and at the same University. It came down that it was that woman.
Now back to Greece an actor was making a successful career on a Greek sitcom and became very famous.His name Alexis Georgoulis. And guess what , he was my cousin too from the same side of the family as the girl in London…. It is a small world after all. Eventually I was very honoured to meet the guy who seemed down to earth and very kind. My sister of course went buzzerk and I got to meet some very hot girls around him.Maybe one day I become famous too , only if I could write as I could act.


June 13, 2005

Survival phrases in Greek(slightly altered by me)

Writing about web page http://www.transparent.com/languagepages/greek/FSGreek.htm

Whenever you see the letter "i" it is pronounced like "ee" like in "tea"
whenever "e" alone pronounce it as e high which sounds like "ae" as in "Aegian"
Whenever you try to pronounce the letter "h" try to aspire it like it is arabic like in the word "hero"
Capital letters give you the hint to raise your tone.

Basic phrases

ne. Yes.

Ohee. No.

parakaLO. Please.

efhariSTO. Thank you.

parakaLO. You're welcome.

siGNOmee. Excuse me.

siGNOmee. I am sorry.

kaliMEra. Good morning.

kaliSPEra. Good evening.

kaliNIhta. Good night.

Phrases for Meeting and Greeting

miLAte angliKA? Do you speak English?

miLAee kaNIS aPO eSAS angliKA? Does anyone here speak English?

eGO miLO MOno LEEgo eliniKA. I only speak a little Greek.

pos se LEne? What is your name?

to ONoma moo EEne FLOra. My name is Flora.

tee KAnis? How are you?

EEme kaLA, efhariSTO. I'm fine, thank you.

HEro poLEE ya tee gnoriMIa. I am very glad to meet you.

den katalaVEno. I don't understand.

tee EEpate? What did you say?

boRIte na miLAte LEEgo pio aRGA? Can you speak more slowly?

katalaVEno poLEE kaLA. I understand perfectly.

Dialog

Mrs. gianoPOUlou: kaliMEra. miLAte angliKA?
Good morning. Do you speak English?
Store Clerk: leePAme, aLA den miLO angliKA.
I'm sorry, I do not speak English.
Mrs. gianoPOUlou: distiHOS, eGO miLO MOno LEEga enliniKA.
Unfortunately, I only speak a little Greek.
Store Clerk: den peeRAzee. sas katalaVEno.
That's all right. I understand you.


June 06, 2005

101 Ways to be a Cool Greek–American

1. Smoke as if it was your last day on earth
2. Own an alphanumeric pager with a built-in answering machine
3. Own a cellular phone, talk on it ALL the time
4. Dress as though you’re headed for a club when you’re actually going to class
5. Speak Greek all the time
6. Have only Greek friends
7. Learn to say the Greek alphabet really fast to impress the natives
8. Wear those tight black pants and tons of make-up (If you are a girl) or, be sure to have a pony tail (If you are a guy)
9. Travel in groups of 10 or more to parties
11. Go to Greek Orthodox summer camps (Ionian Village, Ascension, St. Sophia, BDC, CYC.. etc.)
12. Go to all Greek college parties
13. Refuse to dance to anything but Euro club or Greek folk music
14. Dance in circles at all parties and clubs
15. If you are a guy, use a lot of gel and mouse in your hair, or if you are a girl, be sure to run your fingers though your hair each time you spot a hot guy
16. Dress as though you’re headed for a club when you’re actually going to church
17. Wear only designer labels and make sure they are extremely visible
18. If your a guy, walk 10 feet in front of your date at all times
19. Own a bouzouki if you can, even if you know nothing about them and bring it to parties
20. Wear a leather jacket at all times, even in the summer
21. Tell American acquaintances that money is never an object even if all you have is $10
22. Guys and girls wear those big black boots (Aldo specials)
23. Make sure your parents are illiterate with a heavy accent, but crafty
24. Believe in DKNY, Versace, Moshino, and Armani
25. Make sure your parents and relatives own a pizza place or a diner or some other cash business and DO NOT pay enough taxes
26. Guys, get a hair cut once a week (if you are not of the pony tail variety)
27. Make sure you install every possible option in your car (the ashtray and the Vandi tape is a must)
28. Own a sports car (even if it’s a piece of skata)
29. Use church as a social ground to meet potential dates
30. Go to every GOYA dance possible
31. If you are a girl make sure your hair is covered with highlights of brown or blonde
32. Buy a komboloi and play with it like you know how to
33. Girls and guys, wear as much silver or gold as possible
34. Tell everyone you were born in Greece
35. Know all the names of Greek foods
36. Tell everyone stories of your amazing summer in Greece (even if you’ve never been there)
37. Have lots of Greek pride
38. Celebrate your name day like your birthday, confuse the natives
39. Girls hold other Greek girl’s hands in public as a symbol of friendship
40. Put Greek stickers all over your belongings (car, room…)
41. If someone asks you your race proudly say “Greek”
42. Girls go out with Greek guys much older than you
43. Have huge parties
44. There is no drinking age in Greece, pretend as though you’re there
45. Always give kisses on both sides of cheeks (mind the excessive make-up)
46. Follow your horoscope
47. Believe in all Greek superstitions not observed anymore even in the smallest Greek village
48. Whatever you do… don’t drive like a Greek from Greece (here the police takes notice)
49. Make friends wherever you go
50. Play soccer, watch soccer, pick a Greek soccer team
51. Listen to Greek music
52. Teach non-Greeks swears in Greek, then make fun of their accent
53. Go to church as much as possible
54. Be familiar with all new Greek slang
55. Do every thing “Greek Style”-as if you were perfect
56. Guys carry a wallet everywhere
57. Show off Greek money as if 100 drachmas was 100 dollars
58. Drink Greek coffee in the winter and frappe in the summer
59. Read Greek magazines
60. Go to all Greek events
61. Know about your religion
62. Know all the names of your family in Greece
63. Consider yourself as a Greek God or Goddess
64. Girls, go out with more than one guy at a time
65. Be the life of the party
66. Ouzo is your friend (so drink it)
67. Party until the morning, then go out for breakfast
68. Go to Greek cafes
69. Keep a lot of pictures of friends at all times
70. Have at least one favorite number and color at all times
71. Learn Greek pig-latin and speak it with your friends
72. Girls, carry a pocketbook everywhere.
73. Memorize the words of your favorite Greek song
74. Have at least 3 nick-names
75. Plan a trip to at least one Greek island
76. Hang a huge Greek flag in your room
77. Know at least one Greek singer (e.g. Vandi, Dallarras, etc.)
78. Start a Greek club at your school
79. Travel to places where there’s a lot of Greeks
80. When ever in presence of other unknown Greeks, pretend you can’t speak Greek to hear everything they say about you in Greek
81. Always talk about that special someone in Greece (even if they don’t exist)
82. Never be ashamed of your given birth name (even if named after a tree, e.g. Lemonia!)
83. Always keep your last name (don’t shorten it, even if named Papadimitroharalampopoulos)
84. Don’t be ashamed to be full of yourself
85. Refer to all elders and friends’ parents as aunts and uncles (theo and thea)
86. Know how to Greek dance, take classes, teach classes
87. Have a lot of perfume or cologne on at all times
88. Waste all your money on stuff, you can never have enough of anything
89. Know at least 20 girls each named Maria, Eleni, Irene or Sophia
90. Know at least 20 guys each named George, Nick, Gianni or Kosta
92. Go out for coffee with your friends
93. Smoke the heaviest cigarettes available
94. Wear the same outfit 2 to 4 times in a row
95. Take a nap in the afternoon
96. Don’t always be in a rush, arrive late to parties and learn to chill (run on Greek time)
97. You only live once, so live the best as possible
98. Don’t wear shorts or sandals in the summer (those are reserved for the natives)
99. Always show off your naturally tanned skin
100. Don’t be offended if someone calls you an immigrant (take it as a compliment)
101. Fall in love with Greece, Greek culture, and everything Greek
By Ellada M.


Commonly used phrases

Here are some simple & commonly used phrases for Anyone planning on
Vacationing In Greece!!!
-xekola! = Unstick!
-Pos apo 'do proi proi? = How from here morning, morning?
-Ton kako sou to kairo = Your bad weather
-Tis theias sou o kolos = Your aunt's ass
-tha se gelaso = I will laugh U
-Kati trexei sta guftika = something is running in the gypsies
-Gamaei kai dernei = fucks & beats
-Ta pira sto kranio = I took them on the cranium
-Pira anapodes strofes = I took upside down turns
-Mou vgike H pisti anapoda = my faith came out upside down
-Ti Blepo ti douleia = I see the job
-Rixe mia matia = throw a look
-De' Leei = It doesn't say
-Mes'ti kali xara = In the good happiness
-Apo thn poli erxomai kai sth korfi kanella = From the city I come and at the top cinnamon!
-O ti thumasai xeresai = whatever U remember ur happy
-Alla xezwoalla moirizeis! = other I shit, other U smell!
-Kai gamo! = And fuck!
-Sikwthikan ta podia kai xtupane to kefali = the legs have risen and are hitting the head.
-kounia pou se kouniage = swing that swings you
-kane kolontoumbes = do summersaults
-i katisaika masa tarama = the goat chews tarama
– sto xorio mou gaidaros petai = im ny village donkeys fly
BY THE GREEKS
By HMBoukis

May 25, 2005

Greece

Writing about web page http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/grtoc.html

This site has everything you need to know about Greece. It is well documented and a good source of history.

Antihellenic for those who care about greece.

Writing about web page http://www.ndimou.gr/anti_en.asp

If Noam Chomsky and Gore Vidal have a Greek analog, it is Nikos Dimou. One of his generation's most fertile minds, a legendary advertising man and a prolific writer, Dimou is best known as the author of The Misfortune of Being Greek-the book that earned him the label of an "anti-Hellene." Nearly a quarter century after it was first published, Dimou comes clean.

Nikos Dimou is a master of provoking passions. It is an art that he learned, perhaps, as one of the pioneers of advertising in Greece (his bloodied map of Cyprus, overlaid with the slogan "I Do Not Forget," is the primal symbol of the island's occupation). He honed it as a columnist for the newspapers To Vima and Kathimerini in the 1980s and 1990s-famously being forced to leave both ? the latter in 1996 after its publisher accused him of subverting church and military.


May 07, 2005

Larissa–my town

Writing about web page http://www.larissacity.com

Larissa prefecture

Larissa, a region of unique natural beauty, pulses with wooded mountains, has a large fertile plain that is crossed by river Pinios, and has various extended beaches as well. The prefecture of Larissa is an ideal destination for those who enjoy touring all year round.

The prefecture of Larissa belongs to the geographical district of Thessalia – it is the largest one – and borders with Pieria and Kozani in the north, Grevena, Trikala and Karditsa in the west, Fthiotida and Magnissia in the south and the Aegean Sea in the east. It has approximately 270.600 inhabitants.

The town of Larissa, which is the capital of the prefecture, is outspread on the infinite plain, which crossed by the river Pinios. Larissa is a modern, cosmopolitan, town with interesting sightseeing. The acropolis, the ancient theaters, the monument – museum of Hippokrates, the park of Alcazar, the traditional houses at Tabakika and at the fortress, the archaeological museum, the picture gallery and the cultural – historical museum, are definitely worth seeing.

Wondering around the prefecture of Larissa you will visit many beautiful and interesting settlements. The hamlet Agia, built at the slopes of Ossa mountain, the tourist resort Agiokambos with the extended sandy beach, the historical village Ambelakia, built at the straits of Tembi and the whole region of Tembi, which is one of the most scenic sites of the world, shall amaze you. Furthermore, the tourist center Farsala, the picturesque large village Tsaritsani, the seaside resort Stomio, the cultural town Elassona and Tyrnavos, the beautiful town with the scheduled buildings, are worth visiting.

All over the prefecture of Larissa you will admire the miracle of nature and the gift of history

Saint-Achille, Agios Achilleios, est le saint patron de la ville de Larissa.Le cheval est l'emblème de la ville de Larissa.


March 15, 2005

recipes

Recipes from Greece. Why don't you try and tell me.

March 06, 2005

Holidays in Greece?

another great site for holidays in greece

March 02, 2005

Fantastic pictures of Northwest Greece

Writing about web page http://www.karaferis.com/

Really some fantastic pictures from the undiscovered and unexploited northwest Greece in this site. You will love it.

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