How to say “I see/ I watch” in Greek.
Learn the present and future form of this verb
Since it is very useful to be able to say “I see”, “I will see” or “I do not see it”, here below, we will explain the verb “βλέπω” in present and future tense
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Let’s first conjugate the verb «βλέπω», in the present tense.
Εγώ βλέπ-ω I know
Εσύ βλέπ-εις You know
Αυτός,ή,ό βλέπ-ει He, she, it knows
Εμείς βλέπ-ουμε We know
Εσείς βλέπ-ετε You know (plural form “you”, or polite form “you”)
Αυτοί,ές,ά βλέπ-ουν They know
So if your balcony has a sea view, you can say “Βλέπω τη θάλασσα», which means “I see the sea”.
Or, if you forgot your glasses, you can say “Δε βλέπω καλά», which means “I don’t see well”.
You can also say “Βλέπω τηλεόραση», which means “I watch TV”
or «Βλέπω μια ταινία» —> I watch a movie
(Note; in Greek –‘ to see’ or ‘to watch” is the same verb )
This verb can also mean “to meet”, so you can say;
“Κάθε Σάββατο βλέπω τα ξαδέρφια μου», which means “I meet my cousins every Saturday”.
Let’s now learn the verb in Future Tense
Εγώ θα δ-ω
Εσύ θα δ-εις
Αυτός,ή,ό θα δ-ει
Εμείς θα δ-ούμε
Εσείς θα δ-είτε
Αυτοί,ές,ά θα δ-ουν
So if you want to say “I will watch a series tonight”, you will say “Θα δω μια σειρά απόψε».
Or if you want to ask somebody if they will see someone, you can ask “Θα δεις τη Μαρία αύριο;“” –> “Will you see / meet Maria tomorrow?”
Expressions used on a daily basis in Greece
“Θα δω», —> “I will see”.
“Θα δούμε» —> we will see
It is an answer you can use very often,
For example,; if somebody asks “Θα έρθεις αύριο στο πάρτι;» (Will you come to the party tomorrow?” )
, but you are not sure yet, you can answer;
-Θα δω. (I will see)
-Θα δούμε. (We will see)
CAREFUL : This does NOT mean “See you”, but “We will see”
If you would like to say “See you”, then you use another verb in Greek.
Click here to learn the difference between “see you” and “we will see”, and how to say those expressions in Greek.
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