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Greek verbs and pronouns: common phrases Posted by on Jul 14, 2020

Γεια σας! To day we will take a look at some common phrases composed by a personal pronoun, used as direct object and a verb. The verb is not conjugated. It is put in the 3rd person, singular or plural, and it takes a subject in the nominative case. Below, there is the conjugation of…

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Eight colloquial Greek verbs Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

Γεια σας! Everyday life expressions are always interesting and hard to know because they cannot be found in textbooks. In this post, there are eight common verbs used in casual conversations.   #1. κουκουλώνομαι: to cover oneself with a blanket or with thick clothes. Example: Γιατί κοκουλώθηκες έτσι; Κρυώνεις; / Why did you cover yourself…

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Greek verbs related to water Posted by on Jan 8, 2020

Γεια σας! Καλή χρονιά! Some people like to learn vocabulary organizing the words in specific topics or concepts. Today, we will see four verbs which are related to water or liquids and we will explore their meaning. Coincidentally, these verbs start by -β!     #1. βουτάω= to dive, to immerse, to dip Αόριστος (Past…

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Colloquial Greek: a list of common phrases Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

One of the biggest challenges we face when we communicate in a foreign language is to understand the colloquial language: we hear people speak and even though we know the meanings of the words they use, we cannot decode their phrases. In this post, there is a list of colloquial phrases  which will help you…

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Ten Common Greek verbs in the Imperative Mood Posted by on Jul 31, 2019

Γεια σας! In this post we will see the Imperative mood of ten passive verbs which are commonly used by native speakers. The tenses given are Ενεστώτας (Present), Αόριστος (Past Simple) and Προστακτική (Imperative).   #1. Ενεστώτας:έρχομαι (to come) Αόριστος:ήρθα Προστακτική:έλα / ελάτε Example:Παιδιά, ελάτε μέσα, βρέχει! / Children, come in, it’s raining!…

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Use of the Greek verb “to speak” Posted by on Feb 10, 2019

Γεια σας! This post is about the uses of the verb μιλάω, which means “to speak”. In some contexts, it means “to say”. Some examples are translated literally.     Μιλάω is followed by:   #1. με (with) Examples: Μιλήσαμε με την γιατρό μας. / We spoke with our doctor. Πρέπει να μιλάς πιο συχνά…

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Greek vocabulary: common verbs deriving from adverbs Posted by on Jan 13, 2019

Γεια σας! When learning a language, it is interesting and useful to know the origin of a word. In this post, there are six verbs which derive from adverbs.  They can be used in various contexts.     #1. κοντεύω: from the adverb κοντά (near). This is a common verb we use in everyday life…

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