Lesson 11: Demonstrative Pronouns

Vocabulary:

a(martanw- I sineu0aggelion- gospel, good news
a(martia- sin kurioj- lord, sir, Lord
a(martwloj- sinner laoj- people
gar- for ou(toj, au(th, touto- this, this one (masc., fem., neut)
didaskaloj- teacher xristoj- annointed, Christ
e0keinoj- that, that one xara- joy
e0paggelia- promise o(ti- because, that

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the vocabulary words above.

There are two demonstrative pronouns in Greek. The near demonstrative ou(toj points to something near at hand; while the far demonstrative e0keinoj points to something further away.

For example:

ou(toj a0nqrwpoj = this man

blepw e0keinhn thn e0kklhsian = I see that church

The Demonstratives are declined like adjectives. See the table below:

Singular

masc fem neut
Nom. e0keinoj e0keinh e0keino
Gen e0keinou e0keinhj e0keinou
L.I.D. e0keinw| e0keinh| e0keinw|
Acc. e0keinon e0keinhn e0keino

Plural

masc fem neut
Nom e0keinoi e0keinai e0keina
Gen e0keinwn e0keinwn e0keinwn
L.I.D. e0keinoij e0keinaij e0keinoij
Acc e0keinouj e0keinaj e0keina

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the tables above, then translate the sentences below.

1. ou(toj o( a0nqrwpoj ginwskei e0keinon ton a0nqrwpoj

2. a0kouomen tauthn thn parabolhn peri thj e0kklhsiaj

3. ou(toj didaskei touj a0gaqouj kai au0toj didasketai u(po tou kuriou