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The Greek Language

About the Language of Greece

Have you ever tried saying something in Greek to the waiter only to be totally embarrassed when he, instead of smilingly show his appreciation, corrects you: "it's kalimEEEra, not kalIIIImera".
Or when you finally pick up the courage to say that horrible word for thank you, and the Greek person opposite you goes "NA EISTE KALA" and you have no idea what to reply.

Well, these pages will not give you proper lessons just yet. But there is quite a bit to learn here. The Greek language is the mother of almost all Western languages, and the roots haven't gone away. Many names we use are originally Greek (Philip, Catherine) and if you click on "Common Words" you will find a list of words we use today that are actually Greek.