"I don't wear shoes"

Translation:Εγώ δεν φοράω παπούτσια

September 2, 2016



Ok, so what's "φορέσω"? I can never keep these different present tenses straight....

September 2, 2016


It is a dependent form which is used to form future simple, perfective subjunctive and other forms

September 2, 2016


Is it right to use 'δεν' always, regardless of the following sound? Some native Greeks told me they skip the 'ν,' saying 'δε' instead. However, I don't remember having found that form of this word in this course.

December 11, 2018


    According to the latest guidelines, maintaining the final ν regardless of what follows is not correct in written Greek.
    What this means is that:
    a) previously the rules were different, so you may meet people who were taught a different rule and that doesn't make them wrong, just not class ready ;) b) you can keep it in spoken Greek.
    In practice it's not really an issue, but academically speaking you definitely lose points and make a not so great impression. Beyond that, you're fine either way!

    December 11, 2018


    The general rules are that you put a "v" at the end of δεν/μην/αυτην/την etc, when the following word starts with α,ε,η,ι,ο,υ,ω, γγ,γκ,μπ,ντ,τζ,τσ, κ,π,τ,ξ,ψ. Otherwise you don't. Example: Την αρκούδα / Τη λάμπα. Δεν μπορώ/ Δε βιάζομαι...

    June 15, 2019



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