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Geia, legomai Chrissi Hi everybody! I’m Chrissi.
Welcome to GreekPod101.com’s “Ελληνικά σε 3 λεπτά”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Greek.
In the last lesson, we learned how to ask "What" questions in Greek.
This time, we are going to ask "Where" questions.
Imagine you call up your friend and want to ask where he is now. You will ask him Pou eisai?
First we had-
Pou, which is the basic translation of "Where" in Greek.
And then
Eisai, which is "are", the second person form of the verb eimai, which we have already studied. Like usual, we don’t use the personal pronoun, esy, because it is understood from the verb.
So, altogether it is Pou eisai? "Where are you?"
[slowly] Pou eisai?
So in Greek, "Where" is mainly translated as Pou.
For example, if you want to ask "Where do you live?" You will say Pou meneis?
The construction is the same as in English - the question word followed by the verb. This word can be very useful when trying to find your way around. For example, you might ask “Where is the metro station?” Pou einai o stathmos tou metro?
Or “Where is New Athens Hotel?” Pou einai to ksenodocheio New Athens?
In all these examples we used pou with the verb eimai, “to be”. But you can also use it with many other verbs. One very useful combination when asking for permission is with the verb mporo, which means “can”. So “where can I buy tickets” will be pou mporo na agoraso eisitiria?
Now it’s time for Chrissi’s Insights.
If you find yourself living in Greece, or if you go there on a trip, you might hear this phrase: apo pou eisai. This means "Where do you come from?" Do you remember how to answer this question? If not, review our lesson on nationality!
In this lesson, we learned how to correctly use the Greek word for "Where," pou. Now you can avoid getting lost!
In the next lesson we’ll learn more about asking questions, this time using "When" in Greek.
I’ll be waiting for you in the next “Ελληνικά σε 3 λεπτά” lesson!
Geia sas!