παρακαλώ

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παρακαλέω (parakaléō).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /parakaˈlo/
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  • Hyphenation: πα‧ρα‧κα‧λώ
  • Interrogative sense:
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Verb[edit]

παρακαλώ (parakaló) (simple past παρακάλεσα)

  1. please
    Φέρε μου, σε παρακαλώ, έναν καφέ.Fére mou, se parakaló, énan kafé.Bring me some coffee, please.
  2. request, beg, plead
    Οι επιβάτες παρακαλούνται να μην καπνίζουν.Oi epivátes parakaloúntai na min kapnízoun.Passengers are requested not to smoke.
  3. you're welcome, it's nothing (response to being thanked)
  4. (interrogarive)
    1. can I help you?
    2. (on answering the telephone, or not understanding) hello? excuse me?

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