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Old prepositions in Modern Greek Posted by on Feb 16, 2022

The prepositions used in daily life are taught at an early stage. When Greek learners deepen their progress, they start using prepositions from ancient Greek or from καθαρεύουσα (katharevousa). Some of these prepositions are used in standard expressions. In this post you can see all the “older” prepositions with examples of their use. If you like…

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How to use basic prepositions in Greek Posted by on Jan 31, 2019

The basic prepositions beginners learn are: από, για, με, σε. They are followed by a noun or an adverb. When they are followed by a noun, the noun is in the accusative case. In this post, there are examples on their use in a sentence.   #1.από It indicates: Example: Είμαι από την Ελλάδα.  ->…

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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…

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Time for Time Words in Greek! Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

The prepositions that come before time words are tricky and learners often use them incorrectly because they translate them directly from their language. The words that we use in Greek are some forms of the accusative case of the definite article or the preposition σε (se) contracted with the accusative case of…

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