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Postby KingHarvest » 2008-03-22, 18:18

Yes, τους is correct, it is, as Babelfish said, the indirect object of δώστε.

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Postby linguanima » 2008-03-24, 10:58

Does anyone happen to know George Perris and listen to his songs? If yes could I possibly get the lyrics of his songs 'Erotas' and 'Don't You Worry' please? I understand bits and pieces but not enough to sing along yet.

The songs can be found on his Myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/georgeperris
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Postby Kyr » 2008-03-25, 11:46

Παίζει ο έρωτας


Ήρθες να πάρεις τις σκιές
που μέναν δίπλα μου ως τα χτες
Ήρθες να κόψεις αλυσίδες που βαραίναν
Μα είναι δύσκολο πολύ
να δώσεις τώρα το φιλί
Που μου χρωστούσες τόσα χρόνια μοιρασμένα

Παίζει ο έρωτας απόψε στην καρδιά
Ανοίγει πόρτες και παράθυρα κλεισμένα
Είσαι κοντά και μακριά
Μα παίζει ο έρωτας ξανά
και ανατρέπει όσα είχα δεδομένα
και ανατρέπει της ζωής μας τα γραμμένα

Ήρθες ξανά για να μου πεις
την ιστορία της βροχής
πώς δάκρυ έγινε, του έρωτα, του ήλιου

Ήρθες για λίγο να με δεις
τώρα που θέλω εγώ, αργείς
και μου μιλάς με την εικόνα κάποιου φίλου

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Μη φοβάσαι


Απ΄την αρχή το είχα δει πως πάμε
σε μονοπάτι που οδηγούσε στο πουθενά
μα στην αρχή θυμάμαι
πως η αλήθεια δεν πονούσε
κουράγιο ψάχνω να βρω
απ΄την αγάπη αυτή να κρυφτώ
Μη φοβάσαι

Μη φοβάσαι
μην ανησυχείς
σύννεφο ήταν
πέρασε, θα δεις

Τα χρόνια που μ’ αγάπησες δεν τα’ χω
τα σκόρπισαν πληγές κι εγωισμοί
παγώνουνε οι σκέψεις
μικραίνουνε οι λέξεις
και τα όνειρα που κάναμε
πονούν
Κι αν επιμένεις πως εσύ είσαι τώρα εντάξει
ο.κ. προχώρα και μπορεί και να σωθείς
Το άλλοθι που ψάχνεις ίσως βρεις

Απ’ την αρχή κατάλαβα πως πρέπει
κάτι για μένα να κρατήσω
τώρα φτωχός σ’ αισθήματα και λόγια
ψάχνω να σε δικαιολογήσω
κουράγιο ψάχνω να βρω
απ’ την αγάπη αυτή να κρυφτώ
Μη φοβάσαι

Μη φοβάσαι
μην ανησυχείς
σύννεφο ήταν
πέρασε, θα δεις

Τα χρόνια που μου χάρισες δεν θέλω
τα πνίξανε απαιτήσεις κι ενοχές
πικραίνουνε οι σκέψεις
φτωχαίνουνε οι λέξεις
και τα όνειρα που κάναμε
πονούν
Κι αν επιμένεις πως εσύ είσαι τώρα θύμα
κάνε το βήμα κι ίσως να δικαιωθείς
την αγκαλιά που ψάχνεις ίσως βρεις

Μη φοβάσαι
μην ανησυχείς
σύννεφο ήταν
πέρασε, θα δεις


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Postby linguanima » 2008-03-26, 1:18

Thanks Kyr!

There are some sentences I don't understand or am not sure of in Παίζει ο έρωτας:

- 'και ανατρέπει όσα είχα δεδομένα
και ανατρέπει της ζωής μας τα γραμμένα'

I'm particularly puzzled by τα γραμμένα. Does it mean 'all the things that have been written'?

- τώρα που θέλω εγώ, αργείς

Does it mean, 'now that I want, you slow down'?
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Postby Kyr » 2008-03-26, 19:18

yes, γραμμένα means "written (things); meaning "the destined things".

also "τώρα που θέλω εγώ, αργείς" means "now that I want, you slow down"; or better "you delay".

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Postby bojan » 2008-04-01, 19:16

In TV serial Λατρεμένοι μου Γείτονες I noticed when two people have quarrel and one said: “ohi!”, another said, something like: “ohya!“. Does anybody know what is this, how is written, what means?
Also I noticed, that, when mother have quarrel with kids, and when kid says: “mama!”, mother said something like: “mamunya!”. What means this and how is written?
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Postby Kyr » 2008-04-02, 14:47

it is a game with words. οχιά means "adder"
μαμούνια means "vermins" (insects).

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Postby bojan » 2008-04-02, 23:15

When she said: "μαμούνια!", does she refer to son, in context: "you vermit!", or she refer to herself in context:"poor me!"?

Also I observed, that Αβα Γαλανοπούλου adds this -mia extension to other words. For example son said:"καλά!" She said:"καλά-μια!". Is this also connected with οχιά?

Ευχαριστώ.

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Postby Kyr » 2008-04-03, 14:59

bojan wrote:When she said: "μαμούνια!", does she refer to son, in context: "you vermit!", or she refer to herself in context:"poor me!"?

She does not refer to anyone. It's just a nonsensical reply, sawing her enervation..

Also I observed, that Αβα Γαλανοπούλου adds this -mia extension to other words. For example son said:"καλά!" She said:"καλά-μια!". Is this also connected with οχιά?

Ευχαριστώ.


Well, "καλάμια" means "reeds".

other similar responses to disturbing questions:

τί; - τυρί και ψωμί...
πού; - εκεί που κλάνει η αλεπού...
τι γίνεται; - βράζει και χύνεται...
και; - κεριά και λιβάνια...

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Postby JackFrost » 2008-06-16, 12:46

Hi, a small Greek translation request. :D

"I'm stealing your heart even though I want to steal your ass."

Hope it's not too vulgaire for you. :oops:
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Postby linguanima » 2008-06-16, 13:15

Welcome to the Greek forum Jack. :wink:
Although you're being rather lecherous here.

Κλέβω την καρδιά σου όμως θέλω να κλέψω το κόλο σου.

Is what you asked for. Is it your pick-up line?
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Postby Ayiaearel » 2008-06-16, 14:28

JackFrost wrote:"I'm stealing your heart even though I want to steal your ass."

Bahahahaha!
Χαχαχαχαχα!
That's terrible!
Τρομερός!
Where did you hear that?
Που ακούσες αυτό;
¡A la máquina!

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Postby JackFrost » 2008-06-16, 14:39

Thanks.

Maybe I should phrase it better.

"I'm stealing your heart, even though I want to steal your ass instead." :P

And I made it up myself. ;)

Yes...pick-up line for a friend. He's so demanding, but cute enough to get my daily teasing. ^^
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A saying in Greek

Postby HaploVuist » 2008-06-17, 16:17

Hi all,

I am looking for the correct translation of the saying "I don't have time, i make time" in ancient Greek.
I myself figured it should be something like:
δεν έχω τον χρόνον, βρίσκω/κάνω τον χρόνον

A professor from my University gave the suggestion:
ούδεν σκολην έχω, αλλά ποιούμαι, which I think means: Nobody has days off, but I am free.

Could someone help me out?

Thanks in advance

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Postby KingHarvest » 2008-06-17, 18:19

You've given all modern Greek...

"I don't have time, I make time" would probably be something like "ουδείς μοι χρόνον αλλά ποιώ χρόνον." Sorry for the wrong accent marks and lack of breathing marks; "alla" should have a grave and "poio" should have a circumflex.

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Postby KingHarvest » 2008-06-18, 4:22

And that first one should be χρόνος, rather.

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Postby HaploVuist » 2008-06-18, 7:16

Thanks King. This will be helpfull.
Could you also tell me what the phrase I got from a professor means?

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Postby KingHarvest » 2008-06-18, 16:40

Well, technically speaking, neither ούδεν nor σκολήν are words, but he was going for ουδέ and σχολήν, which would mean "I don't have leisure, but I am made." Your professor doesn't know Greek very well.

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Postby HaploVuist » 2008-06-20, 10:51

Thanks. I already thought it wasn't really what I was looking for.

I do have another question. Although your translation has the same meaning as the phrase, it doens't quite fit. A lot of people nowadays say they don't have time for things, but the meaning of the phrase is to explain you never ever really have time, for someone to be able to do things, one should make time. This comes out the best when the subject in the first and the second part of the sentence are the same, like "One doesn't have time, one must make time", or "I don't have time, I make time". Since the first one better portrays the meaning of the phrase could you tell me that is written down in ancient Greek?

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Postby KingHarvest » 2008-06-21, 5:58

ουκ έχω τόν χρόνον

Really, now that I think about it, a better translation for the whole thing would be:

ου μέν έχω τόν χρόνον, δέ τόν χρόνον ποιώ.


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