Greek Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Greek. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Greek.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Greek conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Greek
Pronunciation
I speak English
μιλάω αγγλικά
[milao ayylika] Audio
you speak French
μιλάτε γαλλικά
[milate yallika] Audio
he speaks German
μιλάει γερμανικά
[milaei yermanika] Audio
she speaks Italian
μιλάει ιταλικά
[milaei italika] Audio
we speak Arabic
μιλάμε αραβικά
[milame aravika] Audio
they speak Chinese
μιλούν κινέζικα
[miloύn kinezika] Audio

The past tense in Greek conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Greek
Pronunciation
I visited France
επισκέφθηκα τη γαλλία
[episkeftheka te yallia] Audio
you visited Italy
επισκέφτηκες την ιταλία
[episkeftekes ten italia] Audio
he visited Morocco
επισκέφθηκε το μαρόκο
[episkeftheke to maroko] Audio
she visited China
επισκέφτηκε την κίνα
[episkefteke ten kina] Audio
we visited Mexico
επισκεφθήκαμε το μεξικό
[episkefthekame to mexiko] Audio
they visited Kenya
επισκέφθηκαν την κένυα
[episkefthekan ten kenea] Audio

The future tense in Greek conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Greek
Pronunciation
I will drink milk
θα πιω γάλα
[tha pio yala] Audio
you will drink coffee
θα πιείτε καφέ
[tha pieite kafe] Audio
he will drink tea
θα πιει τσάι
[tha piei tsai] Audio
she will drink water
θα πιει νερό
[tha piei nero] Audio
we will drink apple juice
θα πιούμε χυμό μήλου
[tha pioύme chemo meloe] Audio
they will drink tea
θα πιουν τσάι
[tha pioen tsai] Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
αυτί [aeti]
eye
eye Audio
μάτι [mati]
mouth
mouth Audio
στόμα [stoma]
nose
nose Audio
μύτη [mύte]
hair
hair Audio
μαλλιά [mallia]
face
face Audio
πρόσωπο [prosopo]
head
head Audio
κεφάλι [kefali]
heart
heart Audio
καρδιά [karthia]
hand
hand Audio
χέρι [cheri]
fingers
fingers Audio
δάχτυλα [thachtela]
leg
leg Audio
πόδι [pothi]
feet
feet Audio
πόδια [pothia]

Travel Phrases in Greek

Imagine yourself in some Greek speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Greek
Pronunciation
Can you help me?
μπορείς να με βοηθήσεις;
[mporeis na me voetheseis;] Audio
Can I help you?
να σε βοηθήσω;
[na se voetheso;] Audio
Where is the airport?
πού είναι το αεροδρόμιο;
[poύ einai to aerothromio;] Audio
Go straight
πηγαίνετε ευθεία
[peyainete eetheia] Audio
Then
μετά
[meta] Audio
Turn left
στρίψτε αριστερά
[stripste aristera] Audio
Turn right
στρίψτε δεξιά
[stripste thexia] Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Greek was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

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