The verb “have”

The verb “have” is one of the most useful ones in any language. In Greek, it is a regular verb. This means that there is a fixed pattern for forming its endings. In the table below, we’ve shown the ending for each pronoun in red.

SingularPlural
First Person
I have

we have
Second Person
you have

you have
Third Person

he

she

it


has

they (m)

they (f)

they (n)


have

Many Greek verbs fall into this same pattern for changing their endings (or conjugating.) We call this group of verbs the first conjugation verbs. Here are a few more of them, given, as always, in the first person form:

EnglishGreek
see
buy
drink
know
take
give

Thus:

I see.
She gives.
We buy.

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