How to use the definite article in Greek

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The Greek definite article

The definite article is what we call the word 'the' in English. The definite article is used with nouns. The English definite article 'the' has different forms in Greek. depending on whether the word to which it belongs is masculine, feminine or neuter. The definite article for masculine words is 'ο'. For feminine words, it is 'η' and for neuter words it is 'το'.

Examples

o yos
the son
i aⱬerfí
the sister
i níqta
the night
to trapézi
the table
i léksi
the word
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The definite article is what we call the word the in English. The definite article is used with nouns. Using the nouns βιβλίο, καρέκλα and πόρτα (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn how to use the definite article with each of the nouns. The nouns together with the definite article are το βιβλίο, η καρέκλα and η πόρτα (the book, the chair, the door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the definite article in Greek including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the definite article with the Greek nouns βιβλίο, καρέκλα and πόρτα, you're ready to move on to Step 5 (the plural in Greek).

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