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Accusative case: Quiz for beginners Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

The topic of the last post was the use of the accusative case as a direct object. In this post there is a quiz for beginners: you should find the right translation to the English sentences. Καλή επιτυχία! Would you like a coffee? α. Θέλετε ένας καφές;  β. Θέλετε έναν καφέ; My brother is here…

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

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…

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Make a wish in Greek Posted by on Feb 15, 2017

We all make wishes in our everyday life. If you want to express a hope or wish in Greek, this post might be useful.   Phrases Tenses Μακάρι Παρατατικός (Past Continuous) Τι καλά Αόριστος (Past Simple)   Θα ήθελα  να (μην) Συνεχής Υποτακτική (Subj. Continuous)   Θα μου άρεσε Απλή Υποτακτική (Simple Subj.) Θα μου άρεσε Παρακείμενος…

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Transitive and Intransitive Greek Verbs Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

In this post there is a list of common verbs that can be used with a direct object or without one. The object shows the person or the thing the action of the verb affects. When a verb is used without an object , it is the action of the verb that is important. ανοίγω…

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Greek Quiz: Past tenses Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

Γεια σας! Time to refresh your grammar! In this post you will find a quiz on the past tenses: Παρατατικός (Past Continuous), Αόριστος (Past Simple), Υπερσυντέλικος (Past Perfect). Καλή τύχη! 1. Όταν η Μαριάνα …….. ο Σταύρος ……… α. διάβαζε / μαγείρευε β. διάβασε / μαγείρεψε 2. Κάθε φορά που με …….. μού …….. χρήματα…

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Imperative in Greek: Irregular Verbs Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

The verbs put in the Simple Imperative Mood (Απλή Προστακτική ή Προστακτική Αορίστου) express a momentary action. In this post, there is a list of the most common verbs which form an irregular Imperative with examples of their use. The phrases are translated literally.   Ανεβαίνω (to go up, to climb) Ανέβα, ανεβείτε Παιδιά, ανεβείτε με…

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Irregular Greek verbs: to eat Posted by on May 25, 2016

The verb “to eat” (τρώω) is one of the most common and  irregular Greek verbs. In this post, there are examples of its conjugation and use. Some types cannot be translated in English.   Ενεργητική Φωνή (Active voice)   Ενεστώτας: τρώω / I eat, I am eating Τα παιδιά τρώνε πολλά γλυκά. / The children…

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