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Re: passive verb
by Guest User - Saturday, 5 May 2007, 09:50 PM
  a) M.Nerses you are good!

b) http://z13.invisionfree.com/greek_learner_forum/index.php?showtopic=164. It may help. Too long to copy/paste, too lazy to summarise.

c) (E)noikiazw is one of the more confusing verbs really. "Rent", the english equivalent is not but it's the one that suffers more in signs in Greece :D (Note: "LenT" is also used on signs I'm afraid and the "rooms to let" goes through moments of agony too)

Now: The epsilon in enoikiazw is almost exclusively used in writing. As a consequence "noikiazw" can mean either that you are the owner or the lodger (renter, tenant you choose smile ). When the context is not such that will make it clear whether you own or rent a place other expressions are used.
So, in colloquial speech (writen or oral) the last example of Nerses would be "H Maria mou noikiazei to authokinhto ths). Nerses is not making it up smile butas I mentioned, "enoikiazw" tends to become obsolete.