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continuous and completed

Postby woody » Mon May 03, 2010 5:25 pm

Hi all,
I need some help with my Greek homework, I know the Greek words for the words listed below, but how do I put the following into continuous and completed sentences.

Write, work, close, return, open, dance, cook, eat, drink and stay.

Thanks in advance

Ian

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Postby filippos » Mon May 03, 2010 6:10 pm

Hi, Ian,

How about:

It is difficult to write sentences in Greek.
My homework is difficult so can someone please do the work for me?
I am close to tears as the shopkeeper said he was about to close.
If someone will do this for me I will return the favour somehow.
How can I open my Greek/English dictionary?
I will dance on hot coals if someone will help.
My mother is an excellent cook but doesn't speak Greek.
I will eat my hat if I get all my homework right.
I need a drink before I start this exercise.
I'm not sure how long I can stay. [or, My great grandmother stabbed herself with a broken corset stay.]

Do those and I'll give you 20 out of ten.


P.S. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Postby woody » Mon May 03, 2010 6:32 pm

Thanks for that filippos,

But I mean't in Greek i:e

γπαφω, δουλευω, κλεινω, γυπιζω, αωοιγω, χορευω, μαγειρευω, τρω(γ)ω, πινω, μενω.

thanks

Ian

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Postby paulh » Mon May 03, 2010 8:16 pm

you missed out the well known equivalent of the schoolboy French "la plume de ma tante"

Προσέζτε το ορυιον μου εχει διαρροια

Invaluable!.

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Postby SatCure » Tue May 04, 2010 1:23 pm

I would help if I could understand what is meant by "continuous and completed sentences".

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Postby woody » Tue May 04, 2010 5:24 pm

Here Goes Filippos

Είναι δύσκολο να γράψει φράσεις στα ελληνικά.
το σπίτι μου είναι δύσκολο, επομένως, μπορεί κάποιος παρακαλώ να κάνει τη δουλειά για μένα;
Είμαι κοντά στα δάκρυα, όπως ο καταστηματάρχης είπε ότι επρόκειτο να κλείσει.
Αν κάποιος θα το κάνει αυτό για μένα θα επιστρέψω την εύνοια με κάποιο τρόπο.
Πώς μπορώ να ανοίξετε ελληνικά / Αγγλικό λεξικό μου;
Θα χορού σε καυτά κάρβουνα, αν κάποιος θα σας βοηθήσει.
Η μητέρα μου είναι μια εξαιρετική μαγείρισσα, αλλά δεν μιλούν ελληνικά.
Θα φάω το καπέλο μου αν έχω κάθε δικαίωμα μου το σπίτι.
Χρειάζομαι ένα ποτό πριν ξεκινήσω αυτή την άσκηση.
Δεν είμαι σίγουρος πόσο καιρό μπορώ να μείνω.


Hi Satcure

regarding your question ''continuous & completed''

e.g
A car hire company ''continually'' hires cars, anyone who hires a car off this company is only doing it once ''completed''

Thats my understanding of it anyway.

Thanks

Ian

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Postby filippos » Tue May 04, 2010 5:51 pm

You see, Ian, you only needed a start.


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