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Greek[уреди]

Alternative forms[уреди]

Etymology[уреди]

From Антички Грчки λέγω (légō, say).

Pronunciation[уреди]

Verb[уреди]

λέω (léo) (simple past είπα, passive λέγομαι)

  1. (most senses) say, tell
    Tο παιδί είπε την πρώτη του λέξη.To paidí eípe tin próti tou léxi.The child said his first word.
    Ο διευθυντής μου είπε ότι πρέπει να τελειώνουμε.O diefthyntís mou eípe óti prépei na teleiónoume.The director told me that we should finish.
  2. (transitive) discuss, converse
    Τα λένε μεταξύ τους.Ta léne metaxý tous.They are discussing.
    Καιρό έχουμε να τα πούμε.Kairó échoume na ta poúme.It's been a while since we talked.
  3. recite, tell, recount, sing (a poem, song, etc)
    Το παιδάκι είπε ένα τραγούδι.To paidáki eípe éna tragoúdi.The child sang a song.
    Να τα πούμε;Na ta poúme?Shall we sing them? (phrase used by Greek children carolling door to door around the New Year)
  4. (often in imperative) suppose, imagine (a hypothetical scenario)
    Λέμε τώρα, αν γινόταν πόλεμος.Léme tóra, an ginótan pólemos.We're supposing now, if there were a war.
    Πες πώς κάτι γινόταν. Τι θα έκανες;Pes pós káti ginótan. Ti tha ékanes?Let's say something happened. What would you do?
  5. (intransitive, often with για) refer to, talk about
    Λες για τον φίλο σου τώρα;Les gia ton fílo sou tóra?Are you talking about your friend now?
  6. (transitive) mean, say (to clarify etc)
    Θέλω να πω ότι δεν είναι τόσο απλά τα πράγματα.Thélo na po óti den eínai tóso aplá ta prágmata.I mean that things aren't that simple.
    Τι θα πει, «ξέχασα τις ασκήσεις μου»;Ti tha pei, «xéchasa tis askíseis mou»?What do you mean, "I forgot my homework"?
  7. (intransitive, figuratively) remind of, mean something to
    Αυτό το όνομα δε μου λέει τίποτα.Aftó to ónoma de mou léei típota.That name means nothing to me.
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) be any good, be worth anything
    Λέει τίποτα αυτό το κομπιούτερ;Léei típota aftó to kompioúter?Is this computer any good?
  9. (intransitive) suggest, advise
    Λέω να πάμε μια βόλτα.Léo na páme mia vólta.I say that we should go for a walk.
  10. (transitive) call (name someone or something)
    Με λένε Γιώργο.Me léne Giórgo.I am called Giorgos.
    Τον είπα βλάκα.Ton eípa vláka.I called him a fool.
  11. used with δεν, indicates something is slow to come:
    Αυτή η μέρα δεν λέει να τελειώσει.Aftí i méra den léei na teleiósei.This day doesn't want to end.
  12. (intransitive, often with να) think (something will happen)
    Λες να μας προδώσει;Les na mas prodósei?Do you think he'll betray us?
  13. (transitive, colloquial) read, explain (fortell using cards etc.) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]

Conjugation[уреди]

Шаблон:el-conjug-1st

Synonyms[уреди]

Derived terms[уреди]

  • εγώ τα λέω, εγώ τα ακούω (egó ta léo, egó ta akoúo, I might as well be talking to the wall, literally I say it, I hear it)
  • (για) να λέμε και του στραβού το δίκο ((gia) na léme kai tou stravoú to díko) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • εδώ που τα λέμε (edó pou ta léme) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • είπε ο γάιδαρος τον πετεινό κεφάλα (eípe o gáidaros ton peteinó kefála, the pot calling the kettle black, literally The donkey called the rooster 'big head')
  • εμένα μου λες; (eména mou les?, you're telling me!) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • θέλω να πω (thélo na po, I mean)
  • και θα πεις κι ένα τραγούδι (kai tha peis ki éna tragoúdi) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • κάτι μας είπες (τώρα)! (káti mas eípes (tóra)!) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • λεγόμενος (legómenos, so-called)
  • λες και (les kai, as if, literally say and)
  • λέω τα σύκα σύκα και τη σκάφη σκάφη (léo ta sýka sýka kai ti skáfi skáfi) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • σου 'πα, μου 'πες (sou 'pa, mou 'pes) [[Категорија:Захтеви за пажњу у вези Lua грешка in package.lua at line 80: module 'Модул:language-like' not found.|ΛΕΩ]]
  • τα λέμε (ta léme, see you, bye, literally We say them)
  • τα λέω στον τοίχο (ta léo ston toícho, I might as well be talking to the wall)