How To Ask Something In Greek - Two Useful Verbs

  • by XpatAthens
  • Tuesday, 08 June 2021
How To Ask Something In Greek - Two Useful Verbs

For any Greek language learner, memorizing verbs and learning to conjugate them correctly, is one of the first things you need, in order to make a correct Greek sentence.

Two Greek verbs that many Beginners and even Intermediate students find quite confusing are ρωτάω (rotao) and ζητάω (zitao). The main obvious cause of this confusion is that both verbs mean “to ask” in English. However, in Greek, there is a difference in “asking”!

Both verbs mean to ask, but: 

ρωτάω = to ask (a question)  
ζητάω = to ask for something

Take a look at the video below, where teacher Marina explains how to use these verbs. The video will also help you with the correct pronunciation.

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