ξέρω

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Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐξεῦρον (exeûron), aorist of ἐξευρίσκω (exeurískō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈksero]
  • Hyphenation: ξέ‧ρω

Verb[edit]

ξέρω (xéro) (imperfect ήξερα, found only in the imperfective tenses)

  1. (most senses) know, be familiar with (a fact, a person or a language)
    Το ήξερα ότι ήταν γιατρός.To íxera óti ítan giatrós.I knew he was a doctor.
    Τους άλλους φίλους του δεν τους ξέρω.Tous állous fílous tou den tous xéro.I don't know his other friends.
    Ξέρεις καθόλου Γερμανικά;Xéreis kathólou Germaniká?Do you know any German?
  2. (transitive, with για) know someone as, know someone to be
    Εγώ, τουλάχιστον, την ξέρω για άνθρωπο πολύ χαλαρό.Egó, touláchiston, tin xéro gia ánthropo polý chalaró.I, at least, know her as a very calm person.

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  • ξέρω 'γω (xéro 'go, I've no idea) literal translation: "know I".

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