Negation

Greek Lesson 7 (Negation and Human Body)

Duration: 30 mins

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Lesson number 7 teaches an important aspect in Greek which is negation. I'm also including a list of vocabulary about the human body, and finally a conversation about getting to know someone. 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.

Negation

Negation is the opposite of an affirmative statement. So basically any negative expression such as "no", "never" "nothing" etc. Knowing how to use the negation form could help you double the number of expressions you could use in a sentence.

Here are some negation 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.

Negation in Greek

Negation Greek Audio
NoΌχι
Óchi
NothingΤίποτα
Típota
Not yetΌχι ακόμα
Óchi akóma
No oneΚανένα / κανένας / καμία
Kanéna / kanénas / kamía
No longerΌχι πια / Όχι πλέον
Óchi pia / Óchi pléon
NeverΠοτέ
Poté
CannotΔεν μπορώ
Den boró̱
Should notΔεν θα έπρεπε
Den tha éprepe

Now we will try to implement some of the negative expressions above into full Greek sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Greek Negation in a Sentence

English Greek Audio
Don't worry!Μην ανησυχείς!
Mi̱n ani̱sycheís!
I cannot remember the wordΔεν μπορώ να θυμηθώ τη λέξη
Den boró̱ na thymi̱thó̱ ti̱ léxi̱
I do not speak JapaneseΔεν μιλώ γιαπωνέζικα
Den miló̱ giapo̱nézika
I don't know!Δεν ξέρω / Δεν γνωρίζω
Den xéro̱ / Den gno̱rízo̱
I'm not fluent in Italian yetΔε μιλάω ακόμα άπταιστα τα ιταλικά
De miláo̱ akóma áptaista ta italiká
I'm not interested!Δεν ενδιαφέρομαι
Den endiaféromai
No one here speaks GreekΚανένας εδώ δεν μιλάει Ελληνικά
Kanénas edó̱ den miláei Elli̱niká
No problem!Κανένα πρόβλημα
Kanéna próvli̱ma
This is not correctΑυτό δεν είναι σωστό
Af̱tó den eínai so̱stó
This is wrongΑυτό είναι λάθος
Af̱tó eínai láthos
We don't understandΔεν καταλαβαίνουμε
Den katalavaínoume
You should not forget this wordΔεν πρέπει να ξεχάσεις αυτή τη λέξη
Den prépei na xecháseis af̱tí̱ ti̱ léxi̱

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Vocabulary List about the Human Body

Below is a list of 20 words related to human body. If you can memorize them by heart, you might be able to communicate to your doctor if you have amy pain or discomfort.

Human Body List in Greek

Body Greek Audio
Armμπράτσο
brátso
Backπλάτη
pláti̱
Chestστήθος
stí̱thos
Earαυτί
af̱tí
Eyeμάτι
máti
Faceπρόσωπο
próso̱po
Feetπόδια
pódia
Fingersδάχτυλα
dáchtyla
Hairμαλλιά
malliá
Handχέρι
chéri
Headκεφάλι
kefáli
Heartκαρδιά
kardiá
Legπόδι
pódi
Mouthστόμα
stóma
Neckλαιμός
laimós
Noseμύτη
mýti̱
Shoulderώμος
ó̱mos
Stomachστομάχι
stomáchi
Teethδόντια
dóntia
Tongueγλώσσα
gló̱ssa

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Daily Conversation in Greek

Finally, a list of commonly used expressions about getting to know someone for the first time. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Greek Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Greek

English Greek Audio
He feels with his handΑισθάνεται με το χέρι του
Aisthánetai me to chéri tou
I smell with my noseΜυρίζω με τη μύτη μου
Myrízo̱ me ti̱ mýti̱ mou
She has beautiful eyesΑυτή έχει όμορφα μάτια
Af̱tí̱ échei ómorfa mátia
She tastes with her tongueΓεύεται με τη γλώσσα της
Gév̱etai me ti̱ gló̱ssa ti̱s
We see with our eyesΒλέπουμε με τα μάτια μας
Vlépoume me ta mátia mas
You hear with your earsΑκούς με τα αυτιά σου
Akoús me ta af̱tiá sou
How old are you?Πόσο χρόνων είσαι;
Póso chróno̱n eísai?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) Years oldΕίμαι (είκοσι, τριάντα...) χρόνων
Eímai (eíkosi, triánta...) chróno̱n
Are you married?Είσαι παντρεμένος / παντρεμένη;
Eísai pantreménos / pantreméni̱?
Do you have children?Έχεις παιδιά;
Écheis paidiá?
I have to goΠρέπει να φύγω
Prépei na fýgo̱
I will be right back!Επιστρέφω αμέσως!
Epistréfo̱ améso̱s!

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 7th lesson in Greek about negation, and the human body. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Greek Lesson 8. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Greek homepage.

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