By Douglas Q. Adams
The ebook opens with necessary feedback for vocabulary development, then covers the most important divisions of grammar: the alphabet, observe order, negation, nouns and articles, adjectives, pronouns, prepositions, verbs, participles and extra. complex sentences are shunned in prefer of easy buildings and sentence styles that might let you converse and be understood on a uncomplicated point. Many easy-to-understand examples are given, allowing you to check your take hold of of grammatical rules.
Ideal for self-study or as a complement to a first-year direction, crucial sleek Greek Grammar deals a quick easy-to-use strategy for getting to know the basics of contemporary Greek. For people with a few wisdom of contemporary Greek, it truly is a good evaluation and refresher course.
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My father is younger than your father. For a small number of adjectives that use the -τερος comparative, when the second unit of comparison is a personal pronoun, that pronoun may be used in the unaccented possessive case without ἀπό or παρά: Ὁ ϕίλος μου εναι μεγαλύτερός μον. My friend is bigger than me. Like μεγαλύτερος (bigger) in being followed by a possessive pronoun is ἀνώτερος (higher), κατώτερος (lower), μικρότερος (smaller) and νεώτερος (younger). The Superlative of Adjectives The superlative forms of the adjective are always identical to the corresponding comparative, except that they are preceded by the definite article: Use of the Superlative Like the comparative, the a may be followed by the preposition ἀπό and a noun or pronoun in the objective case: Eναι ἡ ψηλότερη ἀπ’ τὰ κορίτσια.
The dog is under the table. In most cases, if the object of the compound preposition is a personal pronoun, it may be either the long form (with the μέ, σέ or ἀπό) or the short form (without the μέ, σέ or ἀπό): Tὰ παιδιά μου θὰ πνε μαζὶ μ’ ἐμς. OR Tὰ παιδιά μου θὰ πνε μαζί μς. ) CONJUNCTIONS The most common coordinating conjunction in Modern Greek is καί (and). Kαί may also be used to emphasize a particular word within a sentence, in which case it means “even,” “also”: Kαὶ ἐγώ καταλαβαίνω. Even I understand.
Pronouns that are not declined: Tίποτε means “none” or “nothing” when it stands by itself or in a negative question or sentence with δέν or μήν, and it means “anything” in non-negative sentences and questions: SPECIAL NOTES: The pronoun μερικοί only occurs with plural endings. Kαθένας and κανένας only occur with singular endings. Kαθένας may have an extra syllable in the feminine objective and the feminine possessive: PREPOSITIONS Modern Greek prepositions can be characterized as simple or compound.