The Present Tense- Classical Greek

Sing                                            παύω= I stop
Παύ-ω
Παύ-εις
Παύ-ει
 Pl.
Παύ-ομεν
Παύ-ετε
Παύ-ουσι)
 
  • The “ν”- often called “movable n“- is added (to make pronunciation easier) if the next word starts with a vowel, or if this is the last word in a sentence.
  • The part of the word that remains unchanged is the stem (παύ-). Hyphens will be used initially to show the division between stem and ending.
  • The majority of the Greek verbs go like this. There is just one main conjugation.
Other common verbs you have to learn
  • ἄγω = I lead
  • άκούω= I hear
  • γράφω= I write
  • διδάσκω= I teach
  • ἓχω= I have
  • τρέχω=Ι run 
  • φέρω=I bring 
  • φυλάσσω οr φυλάττω=Ι guard
Greek words which contain -σσ can be also written with –ττ.
 
Let’s practice!
Translate into English
 
φέρομεν
ἀκούεις
τρέχουσι
ἐχουσι
γράφει
διδάσκομεν
ἅγετε
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