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αυτή and αυτοί
by Guest User - Saturday, 16 August 2008, 06:25 PM
  I need help with this one question that i cannot figure out. If you were to say αυτή(which means she) or αυτοί(which means masculine they) when they both sound the same when spoken, how would one know the difference.
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Απάντηση: αυτή and αυτοί
by Victoria K - Sunday, 17 August 2008, 11:57 AM

I am a student and I understand that you would know whether you hear αυτή (feminine singular pronoun) or αυτοί (masculine plural pronoun) in speech depending on the verb that follows in the sentence. The verb will be conjugated according to the pronoun:

Αυτή πηγαίνει στο σχολείο. - She is going to school/She goes to school.

Αυτοί πηγαίνουν στο σχολείο. - They (masculine plural) go to school.

I hope this helps ~ Victoria smile

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Re: Απάντηση: αυτή and αυτοί
by Guest User - Wednesday, 6 January 2010, 04:29 PM

Victoria ,

This is a very simple and clear explaination , guys this website is extremely useful I love the way you are sharing the info here , by the way Victoria where do you study Greek and what materials you use ( I mean the books ) as I Study in the Greek Cultural Centre in Cairo (Egypt ) and here I barely find any Greek Books .


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Re: αυτή and αυτοί
by Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets - Monday, 18 August 2008, 08:13 AM
  The same way that English people usually have no trouble knowing that someone is talking about an aisle rather than an isle, that something is discreet rather than discrete, that someone wants a pear rather than a pair, etc... By context. Words are never used by themselves. Context, whether it is the sentence it's used in (αυτή will trigger different conjugations patterns from αυτοί), what one is talking about, or just context in general, will ensure that people always know what others are talking about. Misunderstandings are of course possible, but not any more than in English.