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Vocabulary Lists Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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Greek: Οι 10 κυριότερες μορφές σύνταξης προτάσεων για αρχάριους
Romanization:I déka kirióteres morfés síndaxis protáseon ya arhárius
English: Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners
In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Greek Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Greek vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Greek sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Greek to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Greek sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!
Λέγομαι [Α(proper name)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Λέγομαι [Α(proper name)].
- Romanization: Légome [A].
- English: My name is [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Λέγομαι Πέτρος Παπαδόπουλος.
- Romanization: Légome Pétros Papadópulos.
- English: My name is Peter Papadopoulos.
Από πού είσαι;  Είμαι από [Α(country or city name in accusative with article)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Από πού είσαι; Είμαι από [Α(country or city name in accusative with article)].
- Romanization: Apó pú íse? Íme apó [A].
- English: Where are you from? I'm from [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Από πού είσαι; Είμαι από την Αθήνα.
- Romanization: Apó pú íse? Íme apó tin Athína.
- English: Where are you from? I'm from Athens.
Πόσων χρονών είσαι;  Είμαι [A(number in neuter genitive)] χρονών.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Πόσων χρονών είσαι; Είμαι [A(number in neuter genitive)] χρονών.
- Romanization: Póson hronón íse? Íme [A] hronón.
- English: How old are you? I'm [A] years old.

■ Example

- Entry: Πόσων χρονών είσαι; Είμαι 24 χρονών.
- Romanization: Póson hronón íse? Íme íkosi tesáron hronón.
- English: How old are you? I'm 24 years old.
Πού είναι [A(noun in nominative with article)];
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Πού είναι [A(noun in nominative with article)];
- Romanization: Pú íne [A]?
- English: Where is the [A]?

■ Example

- Entry: Πού είναι η έξοδος;
- Romanization: Pú íne i éxodos?
- English: Where is the exit?
Τι ώρα είναι;  Είναι [A(number in feminine nominative)] η ώρα.
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Τι ώρα είναι; Είναι [A(number in feminine nominative)] η ώρα.
- Romanization: Ti óra íne? Íne [A] i óra.
- English: What time is it? It's [A] o'clock

■ Example

- Entry: Τι ώρα είναι; Είναι 9 η ώρα.
- Romanization: Ti óra íne? Íne enéa i óra.
- English: What time is it? It is 9 o'clock.
Μου αρέσει/αρέσουν [A(noun in singular/plural nominative with article)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Μου αρέσει/αρέσουν [A(noun in singular/plural nominative with article)].
- Romanization: Mu arési [A].
- English: I like [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Μου αρέσει το κοτόπουλο. Μου αρέσουν τα παιδιά.
- Romanization: Mu arési to kotópulo. Mu arésun ta pediá.
- English: I like chicken. I like kids.
Θέλω να [A(verb in subjunctive mood)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Θέλω να [A(verb in subjunctive mood)].
- Romanization: Thélo na [A].
- English: I want to [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Θέλω να φύγω.
- Romanization: Thélo na fígo.
- English: I want to leave.
Πόσο κάνει/κάνουν [A(noun in singular/plural nominative with article)];
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Πόσο κάνει/κάνουν [A(noun in singular/plural nominative with article)];
- Romanization: Póso káni/kánun [A]?
- English: How much is/are [A]?

■ Example

- Entry: Πόσο κάνει το ρολόι; Πόσο κάνουν τα παπούτσια;
- Romanization: Póso káni to rolói? Póso kánun ta papútsia?
- English: How much is the watch? How much are the shoes?
Πότε [Α(verb)];
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Πότε [Α(verb)];
- Romanization: Póte [A]?
- English: When [A]?

■ Example

- Entry: Πότε φεύγουμε;
- Romanization: Póte févgume?
- English: When are we leaving?
Πηγαίνω σ(ε) [A(noun in accusative)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Πηγαίνω σ(ε) [A(noun in accusative)].
- Romanization: Piyéno s(e) [A].
- English: I'm going to [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Πηγαίνω στην τράπεζα.
- Romanization: Piyéno stin trápeza.
- English: I'm going to the bank.
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Wednesday at 11:03 am
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?

Helena
Wednesday at 1:36 am
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Brilliant lesson, thanks alot, more like this please.

Helena


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Tuesday at 3:50 am
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Hi Carolyn,


We are glad you like this! Thank you for your kind comment :)


Hi Jan,


Thanks for the error report. It has been corrected.


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Jan
Sunday at 4:24 pm
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Hi, in your exercise Πόσο κάνει/κάνουν, you have missed the first part of the translation :-) the example is 'Entry: Πόσο κάνει το ρολόι; Πόσο κάνουν τα παπούτσια;', fine... The translation is '- English: How much are the shoes? ' err, what happened to the watch???

Joking aside, good article - most helpful.

Carolyn
Sunday at 3:59 pm
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This lesson is very useful! Efkharisto

GreekPod101.comVerified
Wednesday at 3:14 am
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Hi George,


Thank you for your comment.


I'm not sure I understand where exactly the typo is. I checked but I didn't see any errors or the word είστε itself.

It would help if you could specify where exactly you saw the error.


Thank you!


Stefania

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George W
Tuesday at 2:21 pm
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You probably already know that είστε is misspelled in the above lesson guides---or am I missing something?

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Sunday at 10:20 pm
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PRISCILA ELIZABETH SCIMIDT
Thursday at 9:39 pm
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Elias
Sunday at 10:19 pm
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Hi there,

What a great page. Please make more of these.