ξέρω

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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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