Modern Greek/Lesson 09.4

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Lesson 9.5: Past tenses of είμαι and έχω[edit]

The verbs είμαι and έχω have only a single past tense, rather than separate imperfect and past tenses.

Ο Αχιλλέας

Είμαι - To Be[edit]

Verb Table[edit]

Verb
Είμαι · To Be
- Sing. Plu.
1st ήμουν ήμαστε
2nd ήσουν ήσαστε
3rd ήταν ήταν

Examples[edit]

Example
Ο Αχιλλέας ήταν γιός του Πηλέα, βασιλιά των Μυρμιδόνων, και της Νηρηίδας Θέτιδας.[1] Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons, and the nymph Thetis.

Έχω - To Have[edit]

Verb
Έχω · To Have
- Sing. Plu.
1st είχα είχαμε
2nd είχες έιχατε
3rd είχε είχαν

Examples[edit]

Summary[edit]

  • We have learnt

Exercises[edit]

Now try the exercises here.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ from http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Αχιλλέας