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Saturday at 06:30 PM
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Μου αρέσει το σουβλάκι!

(Mou arési to souvláki!)

 

Now your turn! What do you like?

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Friday at 09:33 AM
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Hi Dagfinn,


Thank you for your message. I agree with you and I have updated the PDF.


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Dagfinn
Thursday at 05:16 AM
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I believe the text in the third paragraph of the GRAMMAR should read "Μου αρέσει πολύ" and not "Μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ" which is introduced in the next paragraph. Agree?

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Monday at 11:35 AM
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Γεια σου Νάνσυ,


In Greek it sounds strange to say that you "like" a cup of coffee. It would sound more natural to say that you like coffee:


Μου αρέσει ο καφές και η πίτσα. Δε μου αρέσει το ψάρι.


The conjugated verb always shows the subject, so we don't have to use the personal pronouns (εγώ, εσύ, αυτός, αυτή, αυτό) unless you want to emphasize the subject on your speach or writting. For example:

She is crazy = Είναι τρελή. (simple statement)

or

Αυτή είναι τελείως τρελή! = She (as in THIS particular woman) is absolutely crazy!


Please don't confuse personal pronouns (which are the subject but not always mentioned), with the indirect object pronouns (μου, σου, etc...):


In the case of "μου αρέσει ο καφές", μου (=to me, my) is the object! Notice how the verb is on 3rd person singular (αρέσει), instead of 1st person singular (αρέσω), although μου refers to the 1st person? It's because it is the object and the subject is actually the "καφές"!


I will analyze the following sentence in order to see this clearly:

Ο καφές (subject) αρέσει (=likes-3rd person verb) σε εμένα (=to me-object).

->Ο καφές (subject) μου (object) αρέσει (verb).

-> Μου (object) αρέσει (verb) ο καφές (subject).


I hope this was clear to you. If not, let me know please!


Stefania,

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Νανσυ
Saturday at 01:00 PM
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Μου αρεσει μια κούπα καφέ και η πίτσα. Δεν αρέσει το ψάρι. :smile:

(I like a cup of coffee and pizza. I don't like fish.)


I am curious, are personal pronouns usually used? Or does the conjugated verb give the listener the sense of who is doing the action? Or is it because we are putting emphasis on the "I"?