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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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The Greek pronoun no one Posted by on May 26, 2018

Sometimes, the students are puzzled by the use of the indefinite pronoun κανένας, καμία, κανένα (no one). In this post, there are examples of how it is used it in a sentence. When used in negative sentences, it means no one. See the declension here: kanenas Τhe pronoun κανένας has genders and cases. It can be…

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Use of Greek: demonstrative pronouns Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

The pronouns τέτοιος and τόσος can be confusing. They are both translated as such but τόσος can take more definitions depending on the context. The difference is that τέτοιος is used to state quality and τόσος is used to state quantity. They are declined as adjectives (see pdf) and they agree in gender, number and…

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Playing hide and seek with the final n Posted by on Feb 19, 2015

One of the most confusing topics is the maintenance of the final ν of some articles, pronouns and particles, mostly because the grammar books contain different rules about it. Below, there’s a list of the cases where the final ν is maintained or omitted. These rules apply mostly when speaking. In written speech the article…

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Reflexive pronouns in Modern Greek Posted by on Jul 16, 2014

If you have already come accross the  reflexive pronouns (αυτοπαθείς αντωνυμίες, aftopathees antonimies), this means that you are at an intemediate level. Well done! You can take a look at this article if you’re in the mood for a quick review. The reflexive  pronouns are formed by the noun  «εαυτός» (eaftos) which means “self” and…

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