Advice 1: How to learn the Greek language

Greek - one of the most difficult European languages. Courses - the most expensive, and in the province they are hard to find. Therefore, it is increasingly possible to hear the opinion that the Greek their own to learn very difficult. Actually it is not: you need self-discipline, tutorials, and the help of a native speaker.
To learn about the language. Many begin the study of Greek, guided by irrational motives. People like the sound of Greek language, mythology, toga and Laurel wreaths. But the way to the heart of Greek culture lies in the grammatical jungle. The fan of the Greek language will have to memorize a lot of prepositions, particles and articles. Plus a generous set of gender, cases, declensions, moods, liens conjugations and tenses. In Greek free word-order - and that it is similar to Russian. So the enthusiast have to be ready to transcend Heracles, 12 labors committed. However, there is one relief. In the Russian language has become such a number of Greek words that we perceive them as their ancestral.
To prepare for the study. Otravny point for this - finding a mentor, mentor. Every student has the right to decide whether to find him a tutor-bilingual on Skype, recorded in languagesth school for Greek language courses under the wing of a Russian-speaking teacher or find friends-Greeks in educational social networks, focused on the study of languages (for example, You need to purchase a textbook, preferably intended for serious Russian Universities the type of MGIMO or MGU. The third point - "languagesOh material": songs, books, movies, podcasts, interactive languagess games, software for learning new words (they can be installed even in moblink).
To develop the structure of the classes. Regardless of what you say pay a teacher, a student of Greek should teach language, not two or three times a week for two hours, and every day. Language learning is not cramming, is the immersion in languagesth environment. At desire it is possible to build your routine that the student will literally breathe Greek: Greek radio while waking up, the text in Greek on the way to work, pocket dictionary-mnemonic during the lunch break and notes on the way home. This style of training will not forget the theory. To relieve stress gained during the day.

Advice 2: How to learn Greek

Grammar of the Greek language actually has not changed since ancient times. So, after learning Greek, you can easily take a reading of the works of such great philosophers and scientists like Plato, Xenophon, Hippocrates, Homer and Lucian in their original language. In addition, in Greek written New Testament.
The study of Greek in the future, will partially understand most European languages, as many words have been borrowed from this ancient language.


The first thing you need to do when learning any language is to learn its alphabet, pronunciation and spelling of each letter, of which there are 24 pieces. The Greek alphabet is used from the end of the IX century BC and reached our days almost unchanged. It served as the basis for the creation of the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets, so the European people will not be difficult to remember it by analogy with the local alphabet.

Signs of aspiration

In the Greek language there are signs of aspiration — symbols over vowel letters that start words. They indicate the need for a hard or soft pronunciation of the first syllable of words.


Similarly, Russian in Greek there are three declensions, the first, second and third. In the same way as in Russian, nouns hanging around the case and number, and adjectives inflect like nouns, agreeing with them in case, gender and number.


Prepositions in the Greek language require the use of nouns in a certain case. In most cases, such a case is accusative. After all the prepositions always put the definite article, which is originally a noun in the sentence.


In the Greek language, like Western Europe, there are correct and incorrect verbs. Regular verbs conjugate by adding them to the end. Conjugation incorrect — you can find in special tables that are found in the textbooks of the Greek language.


Repeat new learned words. For best effect you need to repeat already learned words before learning the next. It is better to learn words in small portions, but every day.

Conversation with native speakers

One of the best methods when learning a language, is a direct living in the language environment. Constant contact with native speakers makes learning Greek easy and enjoyable. If this is not possible, the alternative will provide listening and pronunciation audio speech media, but also movies and serials in Greek, to help learn the spoken language.
Graduates of the Greek language prepared in Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow pedagogical state University (MSPU) and, of course, MGIMO.
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