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3.21 Simple Sentences

Please remember that these are only suggested translations. Any translation is just an approximation of the original and, by definition, there are always multiple translations possible of any sentence, no matter how simple it might be.

  Uses of the Nominative Case
λέγει φωνή. A voice is speaking. A voice speaks.
ἀδελφαὶ λέγουσιν. Sisters are speaking.
γῆ καὶ θάλασσα γινώσκουσιν. Land and sea know.
ἔχουσιν ἀδελφὸς καὶ ἀδελφὴ γῆν. A brother and sister have land.
  Uses of the Accusative Case
ἀκούομεν φωνήν. We hear a voice.
θέλουσιν ἔχειν βασιλέιας. They want to have kingdoms.
ἐκκλησία γινώσκει ὥραν καὶ ἡμέραν. An assembly knows the hour and day.
θέλετε λέγειν ἀλήθειαν. You want to speak the truth.
διδάσκομεν καρδίαν πιστεύειν. We teach a heart to believe.
  Uses of the Genitive Case
καρδία ἀδελφῆς οὐ θέλει πιστεύειν. A sister's heart does not want to believe.
ἀκούομεν φωνὴν ἀληθείας. We hear truth's voice. We hear a true voice.
  Uses of the Dative Case
γράφω ἐκκλησίᾳ. I write to an assembly. I am writing to an assembly.
ἀδελφαὶ λέγουσιν ἐκκλησίαις. Sisters are speaking to assemblies.


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