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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Taster

Just as at the deli counter in Sainsburys, you may want to have a taster before you buy in Greece. To do this use the verb δοκιμάζω/ΔΟΚΙΜΑΖΩ which means to taste but in the sense of try/test/experiment/sample/experience etc. Of course the phrase will use this verb in the subjunctive form as you are likely to ask "Can I try it". So there is a slight spelling change for the subjuctive where the ζω/ΖΩ changes to σω/ΣΩ and we have:

μπορώ να το δοκιμάσω; / ΜΠΟΡΩ ΝΑ ΤΟ ΔΟΚΙΜΑΣΩ;

Interestingly as δοκιμάζω/ΔΟΚΙΜΑΖΩ it to experience then the continuing form of this, i.e. to carry on experiencing/tasting/trying/testing etc, is δοκιμάζομαι/ΔΟΚΙΜΑΖΟΜΑΙ which literaly translates as "to languish"

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