How to say “I know” or “I know it” in Greek.
Learn the present and future form of this verb
Since it is very useful to be able to say “I know”, “I know it” or “I do not know”, here below, we will explain the verb “ξέρω” in present and future tense
If you prefer to watch and listen to the video first, then click here and listen to teacher Terpsi
So let’s first conjugate the verb «ξέρω», in the present tense.
Εγώ ξέρ-ω I know
Εσύ ξέρ-εις You know
Αυτός,ή,ό ξέρ-ει He, she, it knows
Εμείς ξέρ-ουμε We know
Εσείς ξέρ-ετε You know (plural form “you”, or polite form “you”)
Αυτοί,ές,ά ξέρ-ουν They know
For example, you can say ;
Ξέρω Γαλλικά – I know French.
Ξέρω το μάθημα – I know the lesson.
Ξέρω σκάκι – I know to play chess.
“Ξέρεις την Κατερίνα;” – Do you know Katerina?
And you can answer;
Ναι, την ξέρω… – Yes, I know her.
Οχι, δεν την ξέρω – No, I do not know her.
Ξέρεις τον Γιάννη; Do you know Yiannis?
Ναι, τον ξέρω πολλά χρόνια. – Yes , I know him many years.
This verb is often used in combination with ‘να’
Ξέρω να χορεύω – I know to dance.
Ξέρω να παίζω πιάνο – I know to play the piano.
Ξέρω να κάων μουσσακά – I know to make moussaka.
And thιs verb is also used in combination with “που”
Ξέρετε πού είναι το μετρό, παρακαλώ; – Do you know where the metro is, please?
Ξέρω που μένεις – Ι know where you live.
If somebody says something you already know, you can say
Το ξέρω – I know (it)
A very common expression is also
Ποτέ δεν ξέρεις – You never know!
Now, let’s learn the conjugation of this verb, in Future Simple
Good news!It is very easy, since you just add θα + the same conjugation as in the present form.
Εγώ θα ξέρ-ω I will know
Εσύ θα ξέρ-εις You will know
Αυτός,ή,ό θα ξέρ-ει He/She/It will know
Εμείς θα ξέρ-ουμε We will know
Εσείς θα ξέρ-ετε You will know
Αυτοί,ές,ά θα ξέρ-ουν They will know
“Δεν ξέρω ακόμα τα αποτελέσματα. Θα ξέρω αύριο» – I don’t know the results yet. I will know tomorrow.
«Δεν είναι σίγουρο αν η Μαρία θα έρθει. Θα ξέρουμε αύριο» – It is not sure that Maria will come. We will know tomorrow.
“Τώρα θα ξέρω» – Now I will know.
If you like to communicate in Greek, then, apart from grammar, you also need to learn the correct pronunciation in Greek 😉
Take a look at the video with teacher Terpsi and listen to the correct pronunciation of the conjugations and sentences.
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