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"Who are you?"

Translation:Ποιος είσαι;

September 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnCatDubh

Why not ποια?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel147471

Is "Ποιος είναι;" who is it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanetOlson3

So, is this vocative case? I can't find it on your chart, and vocative is not included.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaye16

The "vocative" is simply when we call someone to get his/her attention. E.g. Kosta come here for a minute. It's the simplest form of the name or word. See here for the cases:

https://www.greekgrammar.eu/pdffiles/cases.pdf

It's the last one on the page.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelTab411132

Why είσαι as opposed to είσαστε? If asking "Who are you?" isn't it rather likely to expect the formal over the informal?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael834127

The English sentence could be plural, referring to a group of people. Why is Ποιοι είσαστε; not a possible correct answer?

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