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"Σε εμπιστεύομαι."

Translation:I trust you.

October 7, 2016



Forgot to check the unit notes before I started, so forgive me if this is answered there, but is εμπστεύομαι an irregular verb? I've gotten used to seeing first person singular end with an omega.


it's a deponent verb, so this is the passive voice endings. :) EDIT: I meant deponent, sorry, changed it.


I think you mean a deponent verb?

I think a defective verb is one which is missing other parts, e.g. πρέπει which has no other persons or δει, έδει (as in όπερ έδει δείξαι) which also has only a handful of forms.

But "has only passive forms [with active meaning]" is "deponent", I think - it has "put away" (de-posed) its active forms.


To troll1995: modern Greek adopted the deponent voice, as a substitute for the medial voice, used by ancient Greek. It has to be observed though that Latin already made use of this voice in the antiquity. I hope I have helped. Greetings for all. October 11, 2017.


The unit notes are terse: Αποθετικά Ρήματα. Nothing else.


I use the system where they categorize the verbs based on how to conjugate the endings: A1, A2, B1, B2, PASSIVE TYPE 1, PASSIVE TYPE 2

this verb is categorized as PASSIVE TYPE 1


The etymology of this word is pretty interesting, ultimately relating to the English word ‘faith’.


There seems to be the word "πιστεύω = to believe" inside.


Εμπιστεύομαι=εν+πιστεύω =in+believe


Σε εμπιστεύομαι _ why can’t this be translated as - I am trusting you?


What are all the endings for deponent verbs? Can't find anything good on google


What are all the endings for deponent verbs?

Same as for passive forms of normal verbs.

See e.g. the table at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Greek_grammar#Grammatical_voice .

εμπιστεύομαι goes like γράφομαι -- this category is probably the largest.


Where's the 'you' in this sentence? I'm guessing it might be 'Σε'? Thanks! :)


Yes, that's right. You might like the links with info on the Subjunctive on the Greek Forum, there are two:


Also, the Tips & notes for the Skill. Just click TIPS at the start of the skill


It is weird to me that σε is a form of you, and at the same time is a preposition.

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