είμαι

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek εἰμί ‎(eimí, to be).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈime̞/
  • Hyphenation: εί‧μαι

Verb[edit]

είμαι ‎(eímai) ‎(imperfect ήμουν)

  1. (most senses, location and existence) be
    Είμαι φίλος της.‎ ― Eímai fílos tis. ― I'm her friend.
    Είναι γιατρός.‎ ― Eínai giatrós. ― He's a doctor.
    Συνεχώς ήταν θλιμμένη‎ ― Synechós ítan thlimméni ― She was constantly sad.
    Είμαι στο σπίτι μου‎ ― Eímai sto spíti mou ― I am at my home.
  2. (intransitive) there is, there are, exist
    Είναι μία γυναίκα στην πόρτα.‎ ― Eínai mía gynaíka stin pórta. ― There is a woman at the door.
  3. (transitive) support, be a supporter of (team, political party etc)
    Αυτός εκεί είναι ΣΥΡΙΖΑ.‎ ― Aftós ekeí eínai SYRIZA. ― That guy over there is a SYRIZA supporter.
    Τι ομάδα είσαι;‎ ― Ti omáda eísai? ― What team do you support?

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