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5.32 Simple Sentences, with English

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.

Definite Article (noun only)  
βλέπει ὁ κύριος. The master is watching. The Lord is watching.
ὁ θάνατος οὐ καλός. Death is not beautiful.
διδάσκω τὰ τέκνα. I am teaching the children. I teach the children.
ἀκούομεν τῆς φωνῆς. We are listening to the voice. We listen to the voice.

πιστεύουσι τῷ λόγῳ.

They believe in the word.
Predicate Adjective  

ἡ γῆ ἀγαθὴ.

The land is good.
δίκαιος ὁ κύριος. The master is just. The Lord is just.

δίκαιος καὶ ἅγιος ὁ κύριος.

The Lord is righteous and holy.
πιστοὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι. The people are faithful. The men are faithful.
αἱ ἡμέραι πονηραὶ. The days are evil.
Attributive Adjective:Indefinite  
δούλους ἀγαθούς ἐχομεν.
We have good slaves.
Attributive Adjective: Definite (wrapped)  
λέγει ἡ μικρὰ ἀδελφὴ. The small sister is speaking. The small sister speaks.
διδάσκω τὰ μικρὰ τέκνα. I teach the little children. I am teaching the little children.
Attributive Adjective: Definite (braided)  
λέγει ἡ ἀδελφὴ ἡ μικρὰ. The small sister is speaking. The small sister speaks.
οὐ θέλω βλέπειν τὸ τέκνον τὸ νεκρόν. I do not want to see the dead child.
οἱ ἀδελφοὶ οἱ πονηροὶ οὐκ ἀκούουσιν. The wicked brothers are not listening. The evil brothers do not listen.
Substantive Adjective  
οὐ βλέπουσι τὰ ἀγαθὰ. They do not see the good things. They cannot see the good things.
Postpositive Particle  

ὁ γὰρ θάνατος οὐ καλός.

[...] because death is not beautiful.

ἔργα δὲ καλὰ οὐκ ἔχουσιν.

[...] and they do not have good works.

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