δεν

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek οὐδέν (oudén, in no way)

Alternative forms[edit]

Particle[edit]

δεν (den)  (negating particle)

  1. not
    Δεν θα έρθω αύριο στο γραφείο.   (I won't come to the office tomorrow.)
    Δεν έρχεσαι μαζί μας;.   (Won't you come with us?)
  2. not (with stress on the negative aspect of a statement)
    Πήρε δεν πήρε εκατό ευρώ.   (He didn't even get one hundred euros.)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is only used when the following letter is a vowel or a plosive consonant (ie κ, ξ, π, τ, ψ, γκ, ντ, μπ).
  • δεν and δε are used with indicative verb forms, μην and μη are used with subjunctive verbs.

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