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What's the difference between 'Μου αρέσουν΄(mou aresei) and Μου αρεσουν (Mou aresoun)??? Please help

I'd be grateful if someone could explain this for me. Thanks!

October 20, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995

Μου αρέσει is I like (one thing) as in μου αρέσει η σοκολάτα=I like chocolate. Μου αρέσουν is I like (many things) as in I like hugs=μου αρέσουν οι αγκαλιές.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hipparchus190

μου αρέσει το βιβλίο = I like the book

μου αρέσουν τα βιβλία = I like the books


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

The way that's easy for me to remember is to think of it a bit more literally.

Μου αρέσει η σοκολάτα: The chocolate pleases me. Μου αρέσουν οι αγκαλιές: The hugs please me.

In other words, the real subject of the sentence is the thing that's being liked. That's why the verb agrees with "chocolate" or "hugs".


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

Ευχαριστώ πολύ, james! You're well on your way. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stergi3

Is there any typo on your post?

Anyway I guess you are asking what is the difference between μου αρέσει and μου αρέσει. Some examples can make it clear:

Μου αρέσει η μουσική. Μου αρέσει το ποδόσφαιρο.

But: Μου αρέσουν τα μήλα. Μου αρέσουν οι φράουλες.

But: Μου αρέσει να πηγαίνω (στο)σινεμά.

But never: Μου αρέσουν να πηγαίνω (στο) σινεμά.

So if this verb is followed by a verb is subjunctive syntax it is μου αρέσει.

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