You speak Greek, You just don't know it

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Eleni KoukopoulouInglês
12 de Julho de 2018
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Are you thinking of learning Greek but you have heard that it is one of the most difficult languages? Well, you speak Greek , you just don't know it!
According to the author Aristides Konstantinides, the words of the English language (according to the Webster International dictionary) are 166,724 - of which 41,214 are Greek. Even more impressive, of course, is medical terminology: out of 43716 words, 20346 are Greek. That is, in a total of 178,903 English words, 51,807 (29,24%) come from Greek! Let's see some examples:

Medical terminology ( English)
διαβήτης diabetes
στομάχι stomach
επιδερμίδα epidermis
νεύρο nerve
χοληστερόλη cholesterol
πρωτεΐνη protein
θερμόμετρο thermometer
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So, as soon as you start learning Greek you will discover that you can guess the meaning of several words just by hearing them!
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I hold a Master in Education Leadership, Management and Emerging Technologies of Marconi University-Open University in Italy as well as a B.A in the English Language and Literature of Aristotle University in Greece. I also hold the Cambridge International Diploma in IT Skills and I speak English and French. I have a ten-year-experience in teaching and I have been teaching young students and adults. My teaching method depends on the learner's needs and it focuses on communication.
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I hold a Master in Education Leadership, Management and Emerging Technologies of Marconi University-Open University in Italy as well as a B.A in the English Language and Literature of Aristotle University in Greece. I also hold the Cambridge International Diploma in IT Skills and I speak English and French. I have a ten-year-experience in teaching and I have been teaching young students and adults. My teaching method depends on the learner's needs and it focuses on communication.

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