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by sonia molcho - Saturday, 17 April 2010, 04:47 AM

I've met the word πρόκειται in several contexts but can't quite understand it's

meaning. Could anybody help me?

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Re: προκειται
by Arshak Davidian - Saturday, 17 April 2010, 06:27 AM

I believe this would be what you're looking for:

πρόκειται , επρόκειτο, vi.impers. it is a matter of, has to do with

source: http://modern-greek-verbs.tripod.com/home.html



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Re: προκειται
by Guest User - Saturday, 17 April 2010, 06:49 AM
  there are two forms that you might have seen:

πρόκειται για (+noun) - It's about

e.g. Πρόκειται για αληθινή ιστορία. - It's (about) a true story.

πρόκειται να (+verb) - It's going to
*something about the future

e.g. Πρόκειται να φύγει αυριο - He is going to leave tomorrow.

Hopefully this makes sense and helps you!!

(I learn Greek myself so sorry if I have made any mistakes!)
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Re: προκειται
by Mike West - Thursday, 1 December 2011, 09:15 AM

If πρόκειται να means "It's going to", is there any difference in meaning or usage when compared to θα. For example, πρόκειται να βρέξει vs θα βρέξει

Is it just used in the 3rd person or can you say "I am going to go" as πρόκειται να παω

Thanks in advance.

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Re: προκειται
by Greg Brush - Saturday, 17 April 2010, 01:41 PM
  A little more

πρόκειται is an impersonal verb which is normally used only in the present (πρόκειται) and imperfect (επρόκειτο). In addition, you will see the past participle in writing in the form of the phrase προκειμένου να with the meaning "in order that", "in order to", "so that".

Greg Brush