Modern Greek/Lesson 11.1x

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Subjunctive[edit]

The subjunctive has two forms according to the aspect being perfective or imperfective:

Perfective Aspect:

να καλέσω να καλέσουμε
να καλέσεις να καλέσετε
να καλέσει να καλέσουν

The perfective aspect uses the aorist stem, which can be one of -ησ-,-ασ-,-εσ.

Imperfective Aspect:

να καλώ να καλούμε
να καλείς να καλείτε
να καλεί να καλούν

The imperfective subjunctive is conjugated exactly like the present tense (with the addition of να)

Examples:

Θέλω να σε καλέσω στα γενέθλιά μου φέτος I want to invite you to my birthday (party) this year. (perfective)
Πρέπει να με καλείς κάθε χρόνο, όχι μόνο φέτος You should invite me every year, not only this year. (imperfective)