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INTRODUCTION
Jason:In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Greek learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
GRAMMAR POINT
Jason:In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "Do you have any brothers or sisters?" In Greek this is
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια;
Jason:The first word in the question is
Chrissi:έχετε
Jason:"meaning do you have" in English.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) έχετε
Jason:Listen again and repeat.
Chrissi:έχετε
{Pause}
Jason:This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Chrissi:αδέρφια
Jason:meaning siblings.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) αδέρφια
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:αδέρφια
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια;
{pause}
Jason:Now master the following pattern and responses to the question Do you have any brothers or sisters??
Chrissi:Έχω μια αδελφή.
Jason:"I have a sister." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Chrissi:(Slow) Έχω μια αδελφή.
{pause}
Jason:Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Chrissi:έχω
Jason:meaning I have.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) έχω
Jason:Now repeat
Chrissi:έχω
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:μια
Jason:meaning one.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) μια
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:μια
{Pause}
Jason:And next
Chrissi:αδελφή
Jason:meaning sister.
Chrissi:(Slow, by syllable) αδελφή
Jason:Now repeat.
Chrissi:αδελφή
{Pause}
Jason:Listen to the speaker say, I have a sister., and then repeat.
Chrissi:Έχω μια αδελφή.
{pause}
Jason:To expand on the pattern, replace a sister with a brother.
Chrissi:έναν αδελφό
Jason:a brother
Chrissi:(slow) έναν αδελφό (regular) έναν αδελφό
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with a brother
Chrissi:Έχω έναν αδελφό.
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace a sister. Say I have a brother.
{pause}
Chrissi:Έχω έναν αδελφό.
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace a brother with one sister and one brother.
Chrissi:μία αδελφή και έναν αδελφό
Jason:one sister and one brother
Chrissi:(slow) μία αδελφή και έναν αδελφό (regular) μία αδελφή και έναν αδελφό
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with one sister and one brother
Chrissi:Έχω μία αδελφή και έναν αδελφό.
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for a brother. Say I have one sister and one brother.
{pause}
Chrissi:Έχω μία αδελφή και έναν αδελφό.
Jason:To use a different phrase, replace one sister and one brother with two sisters.
Chrissi:δύο αδελφές
Jason:two sisters
Chrissi:(slow) δύο αδελφές (regular) δύο αδελφές
Jason:Listen to the phrase again, this time with two sisters
Chrissi:Έχω δύο αδελφές.
Jason:It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for one sister and one brother. Say I have two sisters.
{pause}
Chrissi:Έχω δύο αδελφές.
QUIZ
Jason:Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Greece and someone asks you if you have any brothers or sisters. You want to say you have (a) a sister. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια; (five seconds) Έχω μια αδελφή.
Jason:Now imagine you have (a) a brother Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια; (five seconds) Έχω έναν αδελφό.
Jason:Imagine you have one sister and one brother. Answer the speaker's question.
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια; (five seconds) Έχω μία αδελφή και έναν αδελφό.
Jason:Imagine you have two sisters. Respond to the question.
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια; (five seconds) Έχω δύο αδελφές.
Jason:Now you want to ask someone is they have any brothers or sisters. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Chrissi:Έχετε αδέρφια;

Outro

Jason:This is the end of Lesson 13

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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GreekPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 11:09 AM
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Hi Dimitri,


"Έχετε...;" is in the second person plural (Do you have...?), so it's used either when you are asking many people whether they have siblings or when asking one person but in a formal and respectful way. Using a verb in the second person plural when addressing or asking someone can give that politeness level to your speech.


"Έχεις...;" means "Do you have...?" in the singular only.


I hope this helps!


Stefania

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Dimitri
Monday at 09:20 PM
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Hi,


Loving the lessons...


Why is it Έχετε αδέρφια; instead of Εχεις αδέρφια;


From what I understand Εχεις is "Do you"


Thank you.

GreekPod101.com Verified
Monday at 02:03 AM
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Γεια σου William,


Nice! Πολύ ωραία! But I think you meant to say αδερφή (sister) and not επαφή (contact)😉.


Cheers,


Stefania

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William Sculley
Saturday at 05:50 AM
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Με λένε William,


Έχω μία επαφή και έναν αδελφό.

GreekPod101.com Verified
Monday at 07:53 AM
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Hi Rita,


In that case you can either say:


Δεν έχω αδέρφια. = I don't have any siblings.

OR

Είμαι μοναχοπαίδι. = I'm an only child.


I hope this helps!


Kind regards,


Stefania

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Rita
Monday at 07:47 AM
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Hi,


I think this lesson missed a spot....What if I don't have any siblings and want to say that I'm an only child?


Thank you!

GreekPod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 10:01 AM
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Hi Stanos,


Thank you for contacting us.


Both versions are correct. So since the variations with λ are not errors per se, they don't need correction. Feel free to use the ρ variations instead. I also use αδερφή when I speak😉.


Γεια χαρά!


Στεφανία

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Stanos
Friday at 06:18 PM
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Now it is not adelfi but aderfi, could you change it in the lesson?

GreekPod101.com Verified
Thursday at 12:39 PM
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Γεια σου Ρενέ


Ευχαρίστησή μου! Καλή σου μέρα!


Στεφανία

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René
Wednesday at 11:34 PM
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Σας ευχαριστούμε Στεφανία για την υποστήριξη και την ενθάρρυνσή σας.


Να έχετε μια μεγάλη ημέρα! :)


Ρενέ