Greek Language Blog

Tag Archives: Greek grammar

Greek grammar: Personal Pronouns Posted by on Jun 17, 2020

Γεια σας! It’s time to review some grammar and syntax. Many students of the Greek language find it quite difficult to put the objects of a verb in the correct case. Why? Because there are a lot of different options. Today we are going to focus on what happens with the double object verbs. Most…

Continue Reading

Greek words: expensive, punctual,exactly Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

Γεια σας!If you are on holidays and have free time to study Greek, this post is for you: today, I have some information about the words ακριβός, ακριβώς and ακριβής which give students a hard time. However, explanation is not enough, so it would be good to try to put them in sentences and ask…

Continue Reading

13 ways to express cause in Greek Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

Γεια σας! There are many ways to express cause. In this post, there are thirteen ways to express cause, using conjunctions, prepositions and participles. The examples are translated literally. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.   #1. γιατί: because Ο Γιάννης πήγε στο γιατρό, γιατί δεν αισθανόταν καλά. Giannis went to…

Continue Reading

20 Greek verbs in the Past Simple tense Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Γεια σας και καλό φθινόπωρο! Hello, have a nice autumn! It’s time to do grammar, so in this post there is a list of 20 verbs which form an irregular Simple Past tense (Αόριστος). Although they are very common, their form and use often create confusion. If you have any questions, feel free to leave…

Continue Reading

Untangling the Greek personal pronouns 2 Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Γεια σας! Thank you all for your comments about my last post (Read a short story in Greek) on our Facebook page. Today this post is about grammar. A few weeks ago, we saw the use of the personal pronouns. Now we will see the use of the strong types of the personal pronouns. As…

Continue Reading

Grammar Time: The Present Perfect Posted by on May 18, 2017

We use the Present Perfect tense (Παρακείμενος) to talk about an action that happened in the past. The focus is on the effects of the action. It is formed by the verb έχω + the stem of the Past Simple Tense (Αόριστος) + the ending –ει / -εί. έχω αγοράσει έχεις αγοράσει έχει αγοράσει etc…

Continue Reading

Untangling the Greek Personal Pronouns Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

In Greek, there are different pronouns for the direct and  indirect object.This topic is very confusing, especially when we try to translate directly from English. In this post, there are examples the use of the personal pronoun used as the object of the verb. Feel free to leave a comment if you have a question! Direct…

Continue Reading

Older posts