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Greek vocabulary: Gardening Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Γεια σας! Spring is in the air and this post is for those who like gardening (κηπουρική). There are words about tools, plants, verbs and some examples. There will be a post about flowers next month! Enjoy! Εργαλεία / Εξοπλισμός – Tools / Equipment ποτιστήρι (το): watering can λάστιχο (το): hose γάντια (τα): gloves φτυάρι…

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Use of the Greek verb to want Posted by on Sep 7, 2018

The verb θέλω (to want) is one of the first verbs to learn. In this post, we will explore how it can be used in different contexts.     θέλω: to want it is followed by: a) a noun E.g: Θέλω παγωτό. / I want an ice-cream. b) να + verb in the Subjunctive Mood…

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Uses of the Greek verb “to hit” Posted by on Jun 20, 2018

One of the most common verbs is the verb χτυπάω (to hit). It is used in many contexts and has various meanings. #Example 1: to hit a person Μαμά! ο Γιάννης με χτύπησε! Mom! Yannis hit me!   #Example 2: to hit (one’s head, arm etc.) Ο Θάνος σκόνταψε στο τραπέζι και χτύπησε το πόδι…

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How to express assumptions in Greek Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

Γεια σας! In this post there are verbs and phrases we use in order to make assumptions. I got the idea from my student Gus. K.,  after we saw the verb “υποθέτω» (to assume) in a crossword puzzle.  Below, there are the most common phrases with examples of their use.  If you have any…

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Greek verbs: to see Posted by on Oct 6, 2017

Greek verbs can be used in different contexts. Βλέπω (to see, to look, to watch) is one of the first verbs beginners learn and sometimes they find its meaning confusing. In this post there are some examples of the use of this verb in different contexts. Βλέπεις εκείνο το σπίτι; Do you see that house?…

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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…

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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…

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