Modern Greek/Lesson 07.1

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Lesson 7.1: Present Tense Irregular Verbs[edit]

As with all languages there are some verbs which are irregular. This page will have a list of some of the common verbs which are irregular in the present tense. The first three examples look very close to regular verbs but with a few letters missing, I think this is where there used to be an additional γ in the verb which got lost, so some vowels had to go to make it still readable, but I'm still looking for a source for that. The final verb we will later see looks very familiar to a different class of regular verbs.

τρώω - to eat[edit]

Verb table[edit]

Verb
τρώω · to eat
- Sing. Plu.
1st τρώω τρώμε
2nd τρως τρώτε
3rd τρώει τρώνε

Examples[edit]

λέω - to say[edit]

Verb table[edit]

Verb
λέω · to say
- Sing. Plu.
1st λέω λέμε
2nd λες λέτε
3rd λέει λένε

Examples[edit]

ακούω - to listen/hear[edit]

Verb table[edit]

Verb
ακούω · to listen
- Sing. Plu.
1st ακούω ακούμε
2nd ακούς ακούτε
3rd ακούει ακούν

Examples[edit]

Πηγαίνω/πάω - to go[edit]

Verb table[edit]

Verb
πάω · to go
- Sing. Plu.
1st πάω πάμε
2nd πας πάτε
3rd πάει πάνε

Examples[edit]

Exercises[edit]

Now try the exercises here .