Verbs

Greek Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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This is the 12th lesson about Greek verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Greek Classes.

Verbs

Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Greek, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Greek

Verbs Greek Audio
To driveοδηγώ
odi̱gó̱
To findβρίσκω
vrísko̱
To giveδίνω
díno̱
To haveέχω
écho̱
To knowξέρω
xéro̱
To learnμαθαίνω
mathaíno̱
To loveαγαπώ
agapó̱
To playπαίζω
paízo̱
To readδιαβάζω
diavázo̱
To seeβλέπω
vlépo̱
To smileχαμογελώ
chamogeló̱
To speakμιλάω
miláo̱
To thinkσκέφτομαι
skéftomai
To understandκαταλαβαίνω
katalavaíno̱
To workδουλεύω
doulév̱o̱
To writeγράφω
gráfo̱

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands me(Αυτός) με καταλαβαίνει
(Af̱tós) me katalavaínei
He understood me(αυτός) με κατάλαβε
(af̱tós) me katálave
He will understand me(αυτός) Θα με καταλάβει
(af̱tós) Tha me katalávei

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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Greek

Time Greek Audio
DaysΗμέρες / Μέρες
I̱méres / Méres
MondayΔευτέρα
Def̱téra
TuesdayΤρίτη
Tríti̱
WednesdayΤετάρτη
Tetárti̱
ThursdayΠέμπτη
Pémpti̱
FridayΠαρασκευή
Paraskev̱í̱
SaturdayΣάββατο
Sávvato
SundayΚυριακή
Kyriakí̱
JanuaryΙανουάριος
Ianouários
FebruaryΦεβρουάριος
Fevrouários
MarchΜάρτιος
Mártios
AprilΑπρίλιος
Aprílios
MayΜάϊος
Máïos
JuneΙούνιος
Ioúnios
JulyΙούλιος
Ioúlios
AugustΑύγουστος
Áv̱goustos
SeptemberΣεπτέμβριος
Septémvrios
OctoberΟκτώβριος
Októ̱vrios
NovemberΝοέμβριος
Noémvrios
DecemberΔεκέμβριος
Dekémvrios
Autumnφθινόπωρο
fthinópo̱ro
Winterχειμώνας
cheimó̱nas
Springάνοιξη
ánoixi̱
Summerκαλοκαίρι
kalokaíri
Seasonsεποχές
epochés
Monthsμήνες
mí̱nes
Timeχρόνος
chrónos
Hourώρα
ó̱ra
Minuteλεπτό
leptó
Secondδευτερόλεπτο
def̱terólepto

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Daily Conversation in Greek

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Greek Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Greek

English Greek Audio
I was born in JulyΓεννήθηκα τον Ιούλιο
Genní̱thi̱ka ton Ioúlio
I will visit you in AugustΘα σε επισκεφτώ τον Αύγουστο
Tha se episkeftó̱ ton Áv̱gousto
See you tomorrow!Θα σε δω αύριο! / Τα λέμε αύριο!
Tha se do̱ áv̱rio! / Ta léme áv̱rio!
Today is MondayΣήμερα είναι Δευτέρα
Sí̱mera eínai Def̱téra
Winter is very cold hereΤο χειμώνα κάνει πολύ κρύο εδώ
To cheimó̱na kánei polý krýo edó̱
Yesterday was SundayΧθες ήταν Κυριακή
Chthes í̱tan Kyriakí̱
Are you married?Είσαι παντρεμένος / παντρεμένη;
Eísai pantreménos / pantreméni̱?
I'm singleΕίμαι ελεύθερος / ελεύθερη
Eímai eléf̱theros / eléf̱theri̱
Would you marry me?Θα με παντρευόσουν;
Tha me pantrev̱ósoun?
Can I have your phone number?Μπορώ να έχω το τηλέφωνό σου;
Boró̱ na écho̱ to ti̱léfo̱nó sou?
Can I have your email?Μπορώ να έχω την ηλεκτρονική σου διεύθυνση;
Boró̱ na écho̱ ti̱n i̱lektronikí̱ sou diéf̱thynsi̱?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Greek about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Greek Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Greek homepage.

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