6 very common Greek verbs

6 very common verbs that are passive in form but active in translation: έρχομαι [Ι come] γίνομαι [ Ι become]  σκέφτομαι [ Ι think],ξεκουράζομαι [Ι relax] &  χρειάζομαι [ Ι need] These verbs do not have active voice.

έρχομαι       Ι come                        γίνομαι   Ι become  

έρχεσαι      you come                     γίνεσαι   you become

έρχεται     he/ she/ it comes           γίνεται   he/she/it becomes

ερχόμαστε   we come                    γινόμαστε we become

έρχεστε       you come                    γίνεστε   they become

έρχονται      they come                  γίνονται they become

σκέφτομαι (να)      Ι  think about       εργάζομαι  Ι work

σκέφτεσαι (να)    you think about      εργάζεσαι  you work

σκέφτεται (να) he/she/it thinks about  εργάζεται  he/she/it works

σκεφτόμαστε ( να)  we think about     εργαζόμαστε  we work

σκέφτεστε (να)        you think about   εργάζεστε     you work

σκέφτονται ( να)     they think about  εργάζονται    they work

ξεκουράζομαι          Ι  relax                       χρειάζομαι      Ι need

ξεκουράζεσαι         you relax           χρειάζεσαι      you need

ξεκουράζεται  he/she/ it relaxes   χρειάζεται       he/she/it needs

ξεκουραζόμαστε   we relax           χρειαζόμαστε    we need

ξεκουράζεστε        you relax         χρειάζεστε        you need

ξεκουράζονται       they relax           χρειάζονται      they need

Activity 1: Another one verb that is passive in form but active in translation is the verb: επισκέπτομαι: I visit. Decline the verb επισκέπτομαι

Ι visit

You visit

He/she/it visits

We visit

You visit

They visit

 Activity 2. Tranlsate the following text into Greek

Hello. I’m called Maria. I’m thinking of going to Greece. I like visiting museums. I need to relax. My job was really tiring. I work as a fitness instructor in a gym.

helpful vocabulary
Museums:μουσεία, tiring: κουραστικός- κουραστική, κουραστικό, fitness instructor: γυμναστής (male)- γυμνάστρια (female)  

You can also read: Group B1 verbs Passive Voice

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