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Examples of the accusative case Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Grammar

In this post, there is a list of 15 common verbs followed by nouns in the accusative case (αιτιατική). It is a topic hard to explain, especially to students who are not familiar with syntax terms. Below, there are some examples of nouns in the accusative case and the common mistakes that students make when using them. Next week, there will be a quiz!


  1. Αγοράζω: to buy

Αγοράζω έναν φακό. (ΟΧΙ ένας φακός) / I am buying a flashlight.

  1. Πληρώνω: to pay

Πληρώνω τους μαρκαδόρους. (ΟΧΙ οι μαρκαδόροι) / I am paying for the markers.

  1. Καταλαβαίνω: to understand

Δεν καταλαβαίνω την τουρίστρια. (ΟΧΙ η τουρίστρια) / I don’t understand the tourist.

  1. Διαβάζω: to read

Διαβάζουμε την εφημερίδα. (ΟΧΙ η εφημερίδα) / We are reading the newspaper.

  1. Βλέπω: to see

Βλέπουν τις φίλες τους. (ΟΧΙ οι φίλες τους) / They see their friends.

  1. Πίνω: to drink

Η Αλεξία πίνει ελληνικό καφέ. (ΟΧΙ ελληνικός καφές) / Alexia drinks Greek coffee.

  1. Θέλω: to want

Ο Άρης και ο Παύλος θέλουν τα μπλε παντελόνια. / Aris and Pavlos want the blue pants.

  1. Τρώω: to eat

Τα παιδιά τρώνε τις πατάτες τους. (ΟΧΙ οι πατάτες τους) / The children are eating their potatoes.

  1. Γράφω: to write

Γράφεις τις ασκήσεις σου;(ΟΧΙ οι ασκήσεις σου) / Are you writing your exercises?

  1. Ψάχνω: to look for

Ψάχνω τους συμμαθητές μου. (ΟΧΙ οι συμμαθητές μου) / I am looking for my classmates.

  1. Βρίσκω: to find

Δεν βρίσκω τον χάρτη. (ΟΧΙ ο χάρτης) / I cannot find the map.

  1. Ακούω: to listen

Ακούω την αδερφή μου. (ΟΧΙ η αδερφή μου) / I am listening to my sister.

  1. Φτιάχνω: to make

Μου φτιάχνεις έναν χυμό, σε παρακαλώ; (ΟΧΙ ένας χυμός) / Can you make me a juice, please?

14. Φοράω: to wear

Η Ελπίδα φοράει έναν σκούφο. (ΟΧΙ ένας σκούφος) / Elpida is wearing a cap.

15: Παίρνω: to take

Ποιος πήρε τις βαλίτσες; (ΟΧΙ οι βαλίτσες) / Who took the luggage?


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Ourania lives in Athens. She holds a degree in French Literature and a Master’s degree in Special Education for Children. Since 2008, she has been teaching Greek to foreigners.