Is this verb used as 'to taste' because that would be the appropriate translation of this sentence, or can it be used as literally 'trying'? For example 'I am trying to open the door'?
It is translated as "try". "to taste" in greek is γεύομαι, but it is not so commonly used in sentences like "taste the cheese". Instead "try the cheese" is used.
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