Wednesday, 2 July 2014


The Prepositions in Modern Greek

In Modern Greek the preposition = η προθέση (προ + θέτω = in front of + put) is placed in front of a word, whether in a composite sentence or in an apposition. Prepositions are indeclinable in MG, as well as in English. They are placed in front of nouns and personal pronouns in the 2nd and 4th case, optionally in combination with an article or adjective.

The simple prepositions of one word, originated in the MG from the traditional vernacular language are «από», «για», «με», «σαν», «σε», «χωρίς» or «δίχως» and «ως». They are all used with the 4th case (accusative) and are primary prepositions. The most frequently used prepositions are «από», «για» and «με», but the most used of all prepositions together is «σε».
The prepositions «αντί», «κατά», «μετά», «μέχρι», «παρά» and «πρός», derived from the katharevousa, also belong to the primary prepositions because they are used with the 4th case too.

The most important prepositions are «από» and «σε»

  • the usage of «από»:
  • in expressions of time or place with the meaning of: of, from or since
  • in expressions with the meaning of: along, past and beyond
  • in expressions with the meaning of: by means of (made by)
  • the usage of «σε»:
  • in expressions of a location with the meaning of: on, in or to, at
  • in expressions of a movement with the meaning of: on, in or to

(For a detailed explanation of these prepositions see the preposition links on the right side)

Abram beach - Naxos

Abram is a small bay located 20 km northwest of Chora, with an easily accessible cosy sand beach and clear refressing water, ideal for snorkeling. For those who wish to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday far from the crowd, this is a perfect area.In Abram you can spend a few hours or many days of tranquility and enjoyment.It has amazing colored pebbles, golden sand and an extremely clean sea. It is never crowded and the seabed is magnificent. The beach is also ideal for children.There is a hamlet and a taverna. Here you will have the chance to admire the sculptures of K. Rokkos, a well known sculptor.Luxurious villas and economic studios  are offered, as well as delicious dishes, all with a magical view to the ocean. By taking walks through the paths you can enjoy the nature environment. The more adventurous can go mountain climbing.


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