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The genetive case of Greek nouns

This can be a very easy case to learn if you associate it with the English " 's" or "of". It is simply the possessive.

 For example The man's bag: Ητσάντατουάντρα. This literally translates to "the bag of the man", which although sounds strange to the native English speakers, it would be understood. The hardest part of this case and the accusative is probably learning how to change the words to agree. Understanding the cases is not too difficult.





Masculine nouns
1.-ending in ας & ης make the genitive case in: ü-α or -η (just remove the final -s) for the singular ü-ων for the plural üThe articles in the genitive case are: του & των The stress remains at the same position as in the nominative case Examples: ο πωλητής(salesman) -του πωλητή- των πωλητών Ο χειμώνας(winter)- του χειμώνα- των χειμώνων Ο πατέρας- του πατέρα- των πατέρων