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Feminine nouns in – ος

There is a subgroup of feminine nouns ending in –ος , exactly like masculine nouns. There are only a few feminine nouns ending in –ος   η μέθοδος [method], η οδός [ street], η είσοδος [ entrance] η έξοδος [exit],   η παράγραφος [paragraph], η παράμετρος …

Predication

Let’s see the following sentences: (a) O Πέτρος θέλει γιατρό. “ Peter needs a doctor.” (b) Ο Πέτρος είναι γιατρός. “ Peter is a doctor.” Sentence a clearly involves two persons, Peter and the doctor. Peter is the subject and the doctor is the object….

Subjunctive Mood- 2 activities

Activity 1. Make 4 sentences using the continuous subjunctive with the following particles as shown in the examples. για να=  in order to  & πρέπει να =I have to Για να έχω πολύ ελεύθερο χρόνο, πρέπει να διαβάζω το πρωί. In order to have plenty…

Continuous Subjunctive

The Subjunctive Mood In general The subjunctive mood presents the action or the event as something wanted or expected.It indicates what the subject of the verb wants, can, may, must do or is expecting to do. It is often used after verbs like θέλω (want), μπορώ (can, may), πρέπει (must), ελπίζω (hope), σκέφτομαι (think of), εύχομαι (wish) etc. It…

Phonological processes

σ is pronounced [z] when followed by β, γ, δ, μ, ν, λ, ρ, μπ, ντ. This happens either within a word or across word boundaries διάβασμα, σβούρα, τις ντομάτες, τους μπαμπάδες Final ν followed by initial κ, π, τ makes them [b], [d], [g]….

Words within words: Derivation

Many Greek words relate to other words through derivation. Derivational elements can be either suffixes or prefixes. The word κίνη-ση is built with the suffix -ση while μετακινώ has been formed with the prefix μετα-. Identify the parts that form the following words ξεντύνομαι :…

The verb βρίσκω in the Simple Present & Future

Simple Present                                     Simple Future βρίσκω (I find)                                     θα βρώ  (I will find) βρίσκεις (you find)                               θα βρεις  (you will find) βρίσκει (he/she/it finds)                    θα βρεί (he/she/ it will find) βρίσκουμε (we find)                              θα βρούμε we will find βρίσκετε (you find)                               θα βρείτε  you will find…