Hello world! Today I decided to create my first blog in English language. Actually I am blogging since 2007 and I write already in two blogs in blogger.com. The one is about my place of origin , where my father’s family comes from and the other one is a sort of diary. Molista is the name of the first one , which is also the name of the village in Greek language. My second blog has the short title “Τα δικά μου γράμματα” , which in Greek means “My letters or My writings”.
I am also very interested about languages and that is the reason why I am learning the last 2 years both Russian and Esperanto. The last 3 months I am trying to teach Greek language for free and to create appropriate educational material to whoever wants to learn. I have already two students , the one is from Egypt and the other from Russia. This is very funny because I have a chance myself to practice the languages I am interested about.
I have also created a podcast in Greek language to help my students. You can check here to see what i mean.
All that were useful , but the need for a source where I can explain and inform my students about vocabulary , idioms and the irregularities of Greek grammar still remains , so I decided for the first time in my life to write in English. This will be tough for me , but I believe that i can manage it in the long run.
Χαίρε κόσμε! (imperative singular form of the verb χαίρομαι which means rejoice, feel joyful and delight and the masculin noun ο κόσμος which is translated as world or universe). So the meaning of this sentence is not just a simple “Hello world!”. You can better translate that as “You people out there be joyful and happy”. I think this is the right message due to the meaning of these holy days after all.
Tomorrow is a great day for the Christian world I would like to wish everybody “Merry Xmas” in Greek:
Καλά Χριστούγεννα σε όλους