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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Δεν καταλαβαίνω.

That´s a must-know phrase in all languages, isn't it?

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Friday at 11:56 PM
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Hi George W,


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George W
Sunday at 01:29 PM
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I don't understand!!😎 Just kidding--and I really like the teacher's accent..😄👍

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Tuesday at 04:50 PM
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Hi Beat,


You are welcome on behalf of Stefania 😇

Keep up the good work!


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Beat
Tuesday at 06:24 AM
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Hi Stefania


Thank you very much for your clear explanation. I will study this case further and I’m glad to have this confirmation and correction. I also saw the other comments, which give much insight into the matter.


Again, ευχαριστώ πάρα πόλυ!


Beat

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Tuesday at 04:56 AM
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Hi Beat,


Thank you for contacting us. It's always a pleasure to help :)


"Can you understand?" would be "Μπορείς να με καταλαβαίνεις;" in casual speech or "Μπορείτε να με καταλαβαίνετε;" in formal speech.


The να you mentioned is correct. You need the subjunctive mood (which uses να usually) because you are connecting two verbs, so two actions.


The ώ, I'm afraid is not correct. The accented -ώ is the 1st person, present tense ending (active voice) for verbs that belong to the 2nd conjugation group, like the verb γυρνώ ("to turn/to return"). Καταλαβαίνω belongs to the 1st conjugation group because it ends in an unaccented -ω in the first person of the present tense (active voice), like πίνω ("to drink").


In the case of the question "Can you understand?" you need a different ending altogether because the subject is not the first person, it's the second (Can YOU? --> you understand). So you need the ending -εις (singular) or -ετε (plural/formal).


I hope it's more clear now, but let me know if you still have any questions about this!


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Stefania

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Beat
Monday at 04:32 AM
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If I would ask: “Can you understand”, would that be: μπορείς να καταλαβαινώ; Is that να and ...ώ correct? or also: μβορείς με να κατάλαωενώ;

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bernie
Saturday at 08:46 PM
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Thank you so much,, this way of teaching is perfect for me as a new beginner.

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Monday at 08:14 AM
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Γεια σου Νικόλ!


Παρακαλώ! I'm glad things are clear now and you can cross this one our of your list?!


Stefania

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Nicole
Saturday at 02:29 AM
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wow, that makes SO much sense! i can not thank you enough for giving me such a detailed explanation! using πολύ and λίγο

have drove me crazy for a long time - when i first learned greek when i was younger, i don't think anyone explained it to me like that.


ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!