Imperative

Greek Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 16th lesson teaches the Greek imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Greek is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that you might come across or use very often. 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.

The Imperative in Greek

Imperative Greek Audio
Go!Πήγαινε!
Pí̱gaine!
Stop!Σταμάτα!
Stamáta!
Don't Go!Μην πας!
Mi̱n pas!
Stay!Μείνε!
Meíne!
Leave!Φύγε!
Fýge!
Come here!Έλα εδώ!
Éla edó̱!
Go there!Πήγαινε εκεί!
Pí̱gaine ekeí!
Enter (the room)!Μπες (στο δωμάτιο)!
Bes (sto do̱mátio)!
Speak!Μίλα!
Míla!
Be quiet!Κάνε ησυχία!
Káne i̱sychía!
Turn rightΣτρίψε δεξιά
Strípse dexiá
Turn leftΣτρίψε αριστερά
Strípse aristerá
Go straightΣυνέχισε / Πήγαινε ευθεία
Synéchise / Pí̱gaine ef̱theía
Wait!Περίμενε!
Perímene!
Let's go!Πάμε!
Páme!
Be careful!Πρόσεξε!
Prósexe!
Sit down!Κάτσε / Κάθησε κάτω!
Kátse / Káthi̱se káto̱!
Let me show you!Άσε / Άφησέ με να σου δείξω!
Áse / Áfi̱sé me na sou deíxo̱!
Listen!Άκου!
Ákou!
Write it down!Γράψτο!
Grápsto!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Greek

Places Greek Audio
Bankτράπεζα
trápeza
Beachπαραλία
paralía
Desertέρημος
éri̱mos
Earthγη
gi̱
Forestδάσος
dásos
Gardenκήπος
kí̱pos
Hospitalνοσοκομείο
nosokomeío
Islandνησί
ni̱sí
Lakeλίμνη
límni̱
Moonφεγγάρι
fengári
Mountainβουνό
vounó
Riverποτάμι
potámi
Seaθάλασσα
thálassa
Skyουρανός
ouranós
Starsαστέρια
astéria
Sunήλιος
í̱lios
I can see the starsΜπορώ να δω τα αστέρια
Boró̱ na do̱ ta astéria
I want to go to the beachΘέλω να πάω στην παραλία
Thélo̱ na páo̱ sti̱n paralía
The moon is full tonightΈχει πανσέληνο απόψε
Échei panséli̱no apópse
This is a beautiful gardenΑυτός είναι ένας όμορφος κήπος
Af̱tós eínai énas ómorfos kí̱pos

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Greek

Household Greek Audio
Bedκρεβάτι
kreváti
Bedroomυπνοδωμάτιο
ypnodo̱mátio
Carpetχαλί
chalí
Ceilingταβάνι
taváni
Chairκαρέκλα
karékla
Computerυπολογιστής
ypologistí̱s
Deskγραφείο
grafeío
Doorπόρτα
pórta
Furnitureέπιπλα
épipla
Houseσπίτι
spíti
Kitchenκουζίνα
kouzína
Refrigeratorψυγείο
psygeío
Roofσκεπή
skepí̱
Roomδωμάτιο
do̱mátio
Stoveηλεκτρική κουζίνα
i̱lektrikí̱ kouzína
Tableτραπέζι
trapézi
Televisionτηλεόραση
ti̱leórasi̱
Toiletτουαλέτα
toualéta
Wallτοίχος
toíchos
Windowπαράθυρο
paráthyro

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Daily Conversation in Greek

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Greek Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Greek

English Greek Audio
Can you close the door?Θα μπορούσες να κλείσεις την πόρτα;
Tha boroúses na kleíseis ti̱n pórta?
Can you open the window?Θα μπορούσες να ανοίξεις το παράθυρο;
Tha boroúses na anoíxeis to paráthyro?
I need to use the computerΠρέπει να χρησιμοποιήσω τον υπολογιστή
Prépei na chri̱simopoií̱so̱ ton ypologistí̱
I need to use the toiletΘα ήθελα να χρησιμοποιήσω την τουαλέτα
Tha í̱thela na chri̱simopoií̱so̱ ti̱n toualéta
I'm watching televisionΒλέπω τηλεόραση
Vlépo̱ ti̱leórasi̱
This room is very bigΑυτό το δωμάτιο είναι πολύ μεγάλο
Af̱tó to do̱mátio eínai polý megálo
Holiday WishesΕυχές για τις διακοπές
Ef̱chés gia tis diakopés
Good luck!Καλή τύχη!
Kalí̱ týchi̱!
Happy birthday!Χρόνια πολλά! / Ευτυχισμένα γενέθλια! / Να τα εκατοστήσεις!
Chrónia pollá! / Ef̱tychisména genéthlia! / Na ta ekatostí̱seis!
Happy new year!Καλή Χρονιά
Kalí̱ Chroniá
Merry Christmas!Καλά Χριστούγεννα!
Kalá Christoúgenna!
Congratulations!Συγχαρητήρια!
Synchari̱tí̱ria!
Enjoy! (before eating)Καλή όρεξη!
Kalí̱ órexi̱!
Bless you (when sneezing)Γείτσες
Geítses
Best wishes!Τις καλύτερες ευχές μου!
Tis kalýteres ef̱chés mou!

Fun Facts

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