Christmas dictionary

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    The words/phrases are:

    1. Christmas,

    2. Silent night,

    3. carols

    4. New year’s Day,

    5. present,

    6. snow,

    7. Christmas tree

    8. Santa Claus,

    9. snowman,

    10. gingerbread cookies,

    11. star of Bethlehem,

    12. Midnight Mass


    The Greek group prepares the first six words and the Polish group the next six words.

    Good luck everyone!!!

    No word in English definition word in Greek phonetic transcription word in Polish phonetic transcription picture
    Material for the dictionary
    1 Christmas tree

    A tree that people put in their house and decorate for Christmas

    Χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο

    christougenniátiko déntro

    choinka   [xɔˈjĩnka]

    Santa Claus

    An imaginary old man with red clothes and a long white beard who, children believe, brings them presents at Christmas. Άγιος Βασίλης Ágios Vassílis Święty Mikołaj   [ˈɕfʲjɛ̃ntɨ mʲiˈkɔwaj]


    A snow sculpture often built by children in regions with sufficient snowfall. χιονάνθρωπος chionánthropos bałwan [ˈbawvãn]

    gingerbread cookies

    Biscuits with ginger in it. μπισκότα με πιπερόριζα biskota me piperóriza pierniki [ˈpʲjɛrʲɲiki]

    Star of Bethlehem

    The star which, in the Bible, appeared in the sky when Jesus was born, to show the way to the place of his birth.  Αστέρι της Βηθλεέμ  asteri tis Vithleem Gwiazda Betlejemska   [ˈɡvʲjazda ˌbɛtlɛˈjɛ̃msʲca]


    Midnight Mass

    A solemn Mass celebrated at night (usually at midnight or in the evening) with 24 on December 25, the first Christmas. Midnight Mass commemorates the expectation and prayer aimed shepherds to Bethlehem. In Poland, it is one of the most important holidays. Αγρυπνία Χριστουγέννων
    Agrypnía Christougénnon
    Pasterka [paˈstɛrka]
    7 Christmas

    A Christian holy day (25 December) that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ




    Boże Narodzenie [ˈbɔʒɛ ˌnarɔˈʣ̑ɛ̃ɲɛ] Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για christmas
    8 silent night The holy night when Jesus was born. Also, a very popular carol in Polish. Άγια νύχτα Agia nichta cicha noc [ˈʨ̑ixa nɔʦ̑] Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για silent night
    9 carol

    Α happy or religious song, usually one sung at Christmas


    kálanta    kolęda [kɔˈlɛ̃nda] Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για carols
    10 New Year's Day Τhe first day of the year, a public holiday in many countries Πρωτοχρονιά



    Nowy Rok  [ˈnɔvɨ ˈrɔk] Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για new year's day
    11 present

    something that you are given, without asking for it, on a special occasion




    prezent [ˈprɛzɛ̃nt] Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για present
    12 snow The smallsoftwhite pieces of ice that sometimes fall from the sky when it is cold, or the white layer on the ground and other surfaces that it forms χιόνι



    śnieg [ɕɲɛk] Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για snow


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