Hello! I just wanted to make sure that ανέβηκε is definitely a correct word for 'upload'?
Elsewhere in the technology unit, we've got ανεβάσω (from ανεβάζω) as the 1PS simple future of upload. Here, we've got the 3PS simple past of ανεβαίνω.
So, can both ανεβάζω and ανεβαίνω (and all their tenses and conjugations) both be used for 'upload'? Both En and El Wiktionary seem to imply that ανεβάζω is better. My Oxford is silent on the matter as I think it was written in the 80s ;-)
You can think of ανεβάζω as a kind of causative of ανεβαίνω.
Notice that this sentence is Το βίντεο ανέβηκε, literally "the video went up" -- the video is the subject. Hence the not-quite-literal translation at the top of the page as "The video was uploaded" (passive voice).
While if you wanted to have yourself as the subject, you would have to "make the video go up" = upload the video, using ανεβάζω.
This also explains why Ανέβηκα ένα βίντεο makes little sense -- It would be "I went up (myself) a video" or "I was uploaded a video". Ανεβαίνω can't take an object such as a video.
Not exactly. Ανέβηκε is the aorist form of ανεβαίνω (and it is actually active, as it means "I am going up"), not the passive form of ανεβάζω (that would be ανεβάζομαι). Ανεβαίνω is άνω (up) + βαίνω (get in), and ανεβάζω is άνω+βάζω (put). So διάβηκε is the aorist form of διαβαίνω=δια (through) + βαίνω =to cross, and not διαβάζω. The aorist passive form of διαβάζω would be διαβάστηκε.